Previously Strategic Commissioning Manager, Lambeth Council, Helen works with NEF Consulting on delivery of our training for local authorities on outcomes-based commissioning and co-production. The content of these masterclasses was originally developed in partnership with Lambeth and two other councils.
Helen started her career in the homeless sector, working directly with young people and then adult drug and alcohol users. She was a consultant and trainer for five years before moving into commissioning six years ago. She is responsible for the commissioning of play and targeted services for children and young people aged 0-19 years in Lambeth. Lambeth is in the process of becoming a Co-operative Council and Helen has played a major role in helping to transform children services using the co-operative principles. She has worked in partnership with the New Economics Foundation and other local authorities to develop and implement outcomes-based commissioning, co-production, asset based interventions and other new approaches as a part of her role.