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Moving from the margins: the challenges of building integrated local services – a discussion paper by Collaborate and Turning Point

Moving from the margins is a discussion paper produced by Collaborate and Turning Point that presents seven key insights for building integrated public services.

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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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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

Moving from the margins: the challenges of building integrated local services – a discussion paper by Collaborate and Turning Point

Moving from the margins is a discussion paper produced by Collaborate and Turning Point that presents seven key insights for building integrated public services.

read more

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

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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Latest blog posts

Insights on infrastructure for place-based system change

We are just over half-way through our research project on the infrastructure for place-based system change. This blog piece shares insights from this work so far, setting out why systems change is relevant to public services now, the role of infrastructure in supporting it and our draft infrastructure framework, which includes components such as place-based strategies, accountability, governance and data.

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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

Latest tweets

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 8:46pm
RT @Kumeugirl: 9 pre-conditions for systems change
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by @CollaborateIns https://t.co/mTQdEwMyj5
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 8:46pm
RT @Kumeugirl: What does it mean to have citizens at the heart of public services? 7 insights by @CollaborateIns & @TurningPointUK
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Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 10:43am
Thanks Ewan, glad you like it :) https://t.co/B5cAiSUo4E
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 6:34am
7 insights for building integrated services with practical egs from @MEAMcoalition @TurningPointUK @westlondonzonehttps://t.co/h8dEr8aWwv

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