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Payment-by-results working party meets to set out goals - 17 September 2012

A new working party that will examine the use of the payment-by-results model in the voluntary sector has held its first meeting.

The group, which has been set up by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and met for the first time on Thursday, is made up of voluntary sector providers that have payment-by-results contracts and organisations with an interest in the model.

The group will aim to share and compare experiences on payment-by-results programmes and develop recommendations for the voluntary sector, commissioners, policy makers and social investors.

Organisations represented in the group, which will meet five times between September and July, include the welfare-to-work charity the Shaw Trust, the crime reduction charity Catch 22 and the ex-offenders charity the St Giles Trust.

The chair of the group will be Marcus Roberts, director of policy and membership at DrugScope, stated:

"Payment by results is a big part of the government agenda for public sector reform and has huge implications for voluntary and community sector organisations [The working party] is about getting people better support to understand what some of the risks might be, but also to recognise opportunities and make good decisions for themselves and service users".