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Reimagining Place-Based Health: A major new Commission from NLGN and Collaborate

NLGN and Collaborate launched a major new commission imagining the future of place-based health. Chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale, the Commission will tackle the most challenging questions facing both the NHS and local councils today as they struggle with rising demand, reducing budgets and the changing demographics of their service users.

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About us

Collaborate is an independent CIC focusing on the thinking, culture and practice of cross-sector collaboration in services to the public.

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We care about outcomes and values, not sectors

Our work actively promotes services to the public that engage government, business and civil society, blurring traditional boundaries and prioritising outcomes over sector preconceptions

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We support collaborative citizens

Our starting point is the voice of the citizen, family and community, and our approach will always look for ways to support their capability, independence and resilience.

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We work with people who want genuine collaboration

Our clients and partners are people who want to collaborate to deliver better outcomes – we help them to make it happen through different thinking, culture and practice

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We offer honest relationships, not pre-baked solutions

Our way of working is different – we believe that the best approaches are co-created; we work hard to convene networks, broker relationships and be ‘comfortable with uncomfortable’

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We build readiness and unlock capacity

Our approach is to enable others to find their own solutions; we use independent evidence and diagnostic insight, then build capability in others to make delivery sustainable

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What we do

Diagnostic

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We use deliberative research to hold a mirror to systems, organisations and people, developing clear insights and uncovering evidence to support action by asking the right questions

Shared Space

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We hold the tension inherent in all good collaborations by brokering relationships between individuals and across sectors, enabling collaborative problem solving

Readiness

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We help you do the dark work that builds collaboration, focusing on both behaviours and infrastructure, and working with both leaders and those operating across the system

Delivery

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We help you develop approaches that deliver against your collaborative ambition – through impact evaluation, performance incentives, and accountability frameworks

Our thinking

Latest thought leadership

A New Funding Ecology – A Blueprint for Action

This report is the second in our Funding Ecology programme, building on our previous work in this area to shape a vital debate about changing models of social change as well as the roles of the social, public and private sectors in funding and supporting it.

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Supporting Social Change: The Role Of Social Investment

Supporting Social Change: The Role of Social Investment explores the emerging relationship between grant-making and social investment, and the ways in which independent funders can work together to develop new financial models to support social change.

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Latest blog posts

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.

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