Mutual Ventures

We are passionate about better delivery models for better public services.

Mutual Ventures support public service commissioners, organisational leaders and front-line staff who are seeking to identify, develop and grow the right delivery model for their services. Increasingly, this is in response to the challenges of devolution and integration.

We support our clients to become public service entrepreneurs – combining a strong public service ethos with commercial discipline to create organisations that have the right systems and culture, empower staff to innovate and deliver high quality services.

Latest News

New government-funded support for library service mutuals

“The best part of setting up a library service mutual is being able to design the service you’ve always wanted, rather than managing decline” Alison Wheeler, Suffolk Libraries (Registered Society) Mutual Ventures have been working with four library service mutuals to run a series of events for library staff who are considering how  their service…

West-Midlands devolution and the potential for public services

Writing for Huffpost, MV’s Andrew Laird reflects on the West-midlands devolution event held at the Beacon Centre for the Blind in Wolverhampton… The people of the West Midlands will vote for their first democratically elected “Metro Mayor” in May. This is all part of a devolution deal struck with the Government which will see powers…

2017: New Year, New Challenges

As we all adjust to the changes brought about over the last year, what does this mean for public services in 2017? John Copps looks forward to what might be in store for the year ahead. The past 12 months will live long in the memory. With the vote to leave the EU, the resignation…

What’s stopping genuine health and social care integration in England?

Writing for HuffPost, MV’s Andrew Laird discusses the barriers preventing NHS services and council run adult social care becoming a seamless experience for patients. Integrating health and social care make sense. It works from a service user perspective as they should spend less time being passed between acute, community and social care services and ultimately…


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  • Nick Whitfield, @educationgovuk Commissioner, describes @tfcsunderland as a 'beacon of public service reform'
  • Cllr Paul Watson Leader of @SunderlandCC says it is the 'start of a new era in children's services' @tfcsunderland