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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
La Toyah McAllister-Jones shares her observations on systems change from Collaborate's recent work in Coventry.
Collaborate's chair Lord Victor Adebowale and directors Henry Kippin and Sarah Billiald write for the HSJ about re-shaping the health system.