[PDF] Market shaping toolkit : supporting local authority and SME care provider innovation and collaboration

Institute of Public Care
Institute of Public Care
Publication date:
05 July 2015


The Market Shaping Toolkit supports both smaller care providers and local authorities to engage in market shaping and develop innovative practice to meet local needs together

This toolkit has been designed to highlight good practice around the country in the way that local authorities and smaller care and support providers collaborate and provide innovative services. It offers a series of checklists and materials to encourage good quality market shaping activities.

  • For local authorities, the toolkit will give some new ideas and suggestions about who to engage with, why and how, in local care markets.
  • For providers, the toolkit offers a stimulus and encouragement to ask local authorities ‘Why are we not doing this?’