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The Raffles Review of our ‘Anatomy of Collaboration’

'The Anatomy of Collaboration' is a new report from Collaborate in partnership with Oxford University’s Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice and London South Bank University. The report sets out the key facets of successful collaboration.

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The Anatomy of Collaboration

'The Anatomy of Collaboration' is a new report from Collaborate in partnership with Oxford University’s Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice and London South Bank University. The report sets out the key facets of successful collaboration.

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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.

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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

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Latest thought leadership

The Raffles Review of our ‘Anatomy of Collaboration’

'The Anatomy of Collaboration' is a new report from Collaborate in partnership with Oxford University’s Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice and London South Bank University. The report sets out the key facets of successful collaboration.

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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.

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The Anatomy of Collaboration

'The Anatomy of Collaboration' is a new report from Collaborate in partnership with Oxford University’s Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice and London South Bank University. The report sets out the key facets of successful collaboration.

read more

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The Raffles Review of our ‘Anatomy of Collaboration’

'The Anatomy of Collaboration' is a new report from Collaborate in partnership with Oxford University’s Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice and London South Bank University. The report sets out the key facets of successful collaboration.

read more

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?

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Latest tweets

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 9:10am
RT @TSIPtweets: #Collaboration theme 3: Collaborate locally to unlock the potential of collaborative citizens https://t.co/nIIjFFrQKQ @Col
Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 6:04pm
Bite sized take on "anatomy of collaboration" for those who like a quick read (the full version isn't long either!) https://t.co/vl9jXX7GGe
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 6:45am
RT @lhalliances: @h_kippin @CollaborateIns And even Stephen Hawking saying we need to collaborate in today's @guardian https://t.co/PWEuWrI…
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 6:44am
RT @h_kippin: Nice piece @ewandking . @CollaborateIns doing some exciting work in #Leeds on this, happy to share https://t.co/eUPLdb3nJ0
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 2:42pm
RT @annabelLknight: Shameless plug of blog from me on next steps for #FundingEcology programme https://t.co/7f9wfx5NWS @CollaborateIns !

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