Mutual Ventures

Torbay Council and Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust

Torbay Council commissioned Mutual Ventures to develop a base case for the proposal to move from their current model, where Children’s Services are provided by Torbay Council, to a commissioned model, where Children’s Services would be delivered by Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust (TSDFT).

The purpose of our work was to apply a methodical and logical approach to building up the base case for the transfer of Children’s Services from a Council run model to a commissioned model with services delivered by TSDFT.

This large-scale project involved engaging with a number of key stakeholders including : staff, elected Members, leadership teams of each organisation, government and regulators. This enabled an assessment to be made of the desirability, feasibility and viability of the proposed model. Working closely with the staff group, we developed the case for change and provided independent challenge to their concept. This type of innovative thinking is the hallmark of Mutual Venture’s work.