Rethinking Public Service Delivery in Greater Manchester.
A partnership of charities and social businesses operating across the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System.
Providing high quality service solutions
The Alternative Provider Collaborative (APC) is a partnership of charities and social businesses delivering NHS services across the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System.
Innovation to tackle inequality
The Alternative Provider Collaborative creates a hotbed for social innovation where ideas and interventions can be tested and scaled quickly with an ‘open source’ approach to sharing ideas and best practice.
Successful partnership working
The APC is a values-based partnership based on the principles of collaboration, co-production and a commitment to social justice.
What our members say about the Federation
Big Life are proud to be a founding member of the GM Alternative Provider Federation. With 30 years experience of working with public services to tackle inequalities. We are passionate about working in partnership to make change happen. The APF is a great opportunity to do this.
Fay Selvan - The Big Life Group
With more choice and personalised care and support to our communities more locally, with a joined-up approach across systems. This will mean the navigation of health and social care burden will lie with the services rather than that of our community members.
Health and social care will be more accessible to all at various levels and with the VCSE federation bringing creativity and freshness to parts of the system that we know our public are unhappy with.
We are strong and robust and will bring more of a unitedness to being part of health and social care ensuring with have thriving communities across Greater Manchester.
Jenny Higson - Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind
At George House Trust, we know the importance of collaboration when tackling the big issues from all the years we’ve been working on improving the lives of people living with HIV. The Alternative Provider Federation provides a way that we can work with colleagues across Greater Manchester to improve the lives of residents through collaboration, inclusion and creativity as an equal partner and bringing something very different to the table.