Building Collaborative Places: Infrastructure for System Change
We believe that public services will fail citizens without radical system change.
Building Collaborative Places, supported by Lankelly Chase, is our major new research report that sets out the ways that public services can improve outcomes for citizens within harsh financial conditions.
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Building Collaborative Places explores the nine essential pieces of system infrastructure for leaders of statutory and non-statutory services. These ‘building blocks’ will help embed whole-system collaboration to improve outcomes and the sustainability of services.
The report draws on a year of action research in Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and the South East. It offers system leaders a framework to reboot strategic partnerships and change the culture of collaboration across services to the public in a place.
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Ignite programme signals a step change in support for collaborative leadership in local government.
Unusual Suspects26/06/2017 13:38:00
On the 14–16th June, the 4th Unusual Suspects Festival in London sought to bring together unlikely combinations of people to encourage conversations outside of our daily scope.
The need for a new paradigm — Funding and Commissioning in Complexity30/05/2017 12:32:00
On 15th May Collaborate launched our joint report with Newcastle University Business School, A Whole New World: Funding and Commissioning in Complexity. In two events in Newcastle and London we were lucky enough to have a wide range of folks in attendance — from funding bodies (Public and Charitable) as well as from charities, intermediaries, academics, consultants and others with experience around the support of social initiatives.
From public services to “services to the public”: the three elements of contemporary welfare25/05/2017 12:10:00
Public services are dying a slow death, but what comes next? Lord Adebowale and Henry Kippin set out a vision for a move towards “services to the public” — a vision that requires us to re-think the needs of citizens, the reality of a mixed economy, as well as the relationship between citizens and the state.