Make It Work (Delivered by BSWN)

Black South West Network (BSWN) and Bristol City Council are offering “Make it Work” to support Bristol’s Black, Asian, and, Minority Ethnic enterprises and VCSE organisations to work with Bristol City Council’s care commissioning framework. You will join likeminded organisations for an annual programme of workshops, one-to-one tailored support with peer learning and mentoring. This programme will work with you to help you to develop your organisation by unpacking what commissioning is all about and improve your understanding of how to engage as a care broker or provider in the care sector.


Date: Thursday 31 March, 2022 - 00:00 to 00:00


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The programme will: 

  1. Introduce you to Commissioning Frameworks – understanding the structures, language, new models of delivery, local needs and opportunities.
  2. Prepare for organisational systems change within your organisation, factors affecting feasibility and viability, risk management, business planning and encourage collaborative approaches to delivery when assessing relevant opportunities.
  3. Offer guidance and support to develop contract readiness by sharing policies, systems and processes to manage engagement, referrals, delivery, documentation, quality of care and social impact.

The support will enable you to demonstrate your organisation’s capabilities to commissioners in the care sector to participate in commissioning. If you have any questions about the project, please get in touch with our team on

In order to apply for the programme, please fill in the application form online.