Through deliberative research we hold the mirror to systems, organisations and people to develop a clear insight plus an evidence base to support action by asking the right questions. Examples of our work include:
- A diagnostic piece of work to explore the potential for enhanced strategic and operational joint working between Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council and the Department for Work and Pensions focusing on citizens receiving disability benefits and support.
- System Change, Collaboration, and Complex Needs – in partnership with Lankelly Chase, a diagnostic to understand the interrelation between these three areas in Coventry.
Collective ambition: a responsible next–step for funders?
Working with Independent funders on collaborative social change. Funders have already created good practice within their programmes of work; but how can we improve practice between them which recognises and responds to the collective responsibility they have towards the social issues they fund?
Systems Change in Public Services
In this paper Anna Randle considers the relevance of system change thinking to public service reform, de-mystifying the language to address why people working in public services might find it a useful framework for understanding why collaboration can help address complex social challenges.
The importance of being inclusive
In an article published in this week’s MJ, Anna Randle argues that the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission should address the role of public services in creating a more inclusive society and economy - the pre-conditions which will enable the value of more obvious economic inclusion priorities, such as connectivity and skills agendas, to be realised.
The journey to place based health
Henry Kippin and Duncan Selbie of Public Health England reflect on the findings of the Commission on Place Based Health.
New Report: Place-Based Collaboration that can Transform Health and Care
Collaborate launches the final report of the Commission on Place-Based Health. Chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale and co-hosted with NLGN, the Commission was established to ask how the NHS, local government and local partners could start collaborating more effectively to improve local health outcomes.
Behaving like a system – keeping the conversation going
Collaborate is delighted to publish this blog from Clare Wightman, Director of Grapevine in Coventry and Warwickshire - a reaction to our recent report on the behavioural preconditions of system change. Clare was on the steering group for the development of the preconditions framework.
Behaviour change for systems change
Collaborate's La Toyah McAllistair-Jones and Sarah Billiald write for NewStart magazine about their recent report 'Behaving like a System?' and the ‘preconditions’ for systems change.
Behaving like a System?
'Behaving Like a System?' sets out to explore the preconditions for systems change in a place. It unpicks the critical behaviours and vision that makes system change more likely, more deliverable and more sustainable.
Sent to Coventry: lessons from place-based systems research in Coventry
La Toyah McAllister-Jones shares her observations on systems change from Collaborate's recent work in Coventry.
New care models: To keep up, the NHS must shift focus in three ways
Collaborate's chair Lord Victor Adebowale and directors Henry Kippin and Sarah Billiald write for the HSJ about re-shaping the health system.