Collaborate and The Social Innovation Partnership are today launching a new paper, ‘Collaboration: from emerging science to evidence base’ that calls for the creation of a Collaboration Evidence Hub (CEH) – a new resource for practitioners, professionals, policy-makers, and the public that offers a systematic way of building and understanding evidence. This Hub hopes...
Collaborate is an independent CIC focusing on the thinking, culture and practice of cross-sector collaboration in services to the public.
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
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.
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
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’
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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The global public services landscape remains in flux. In the aftermath of the biggest economic upheaval for generations, leaders around the world are raising profound questions about the role and purpose of government, and the scope and breadth of the public services provided to citizens. This discussion paper reflects primarily on the public service reform agenda in the UK, drawing lessons from a range of British examples to form the basis of a delivery framework that can be discussed, adapted and applied internationally.
This report, authored by Dr Henry Kippin, looks at the role of the funding community in addressing social change initiatives and the independent funding community. Collaborate, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Big Lottery Fund launched the report at a breakfast meeting for social funders on the 23rd of April, 2015.
Collaborate launched a new report, co-published with the Coalition for Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS). This report, co-authored by Dr Henry Kippin and Rory Swinson Reid, examines the question of how to shift relationships between commissioners and providers into the territory of real collaboration. The answer includes a mixture of practical action
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Managing Demand: Building Future Public Services explores the potential of Demand Management to address the unprecedented challenges of rising demand and changing demographics within a tough climate of fiscal constraints. This report was launched on 25 February 2014, with an expert panel of speakers including Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point, and Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England.
Collaborate's Executive Director Dr Henry Kippin contributes to the debate about the future of the voluntary sector in a full volume of essays, Making Good: the future of the voluntary sector, which was published by Civil Exchange on 10 November 2014. This report includes expert contributions from third sector leaders inclduing NPC's Dan Corry, Locality's Steve Wyler, and ACEVO's Sir Stephen Bubb about the current challenges facing the sector and creative solutions for its continued growth.
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Stephen Bediako, founder and chief exectuive of the Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP), shares his thoughts on the partnership with Collaborate to grow collaboration by building an evidence hub.
Changes in the NHS are happening at a local level. This will lead to the re-shaping of the system around new care models. To keep up the NHS must shift focus to demand, place and collaborators say Lord Victor Adebowale and colleagues Sir Michael Marmot’s famous statistic estimating that only...
In April, Collaborate launched a new report in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund (the Fund) and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch). Supporting Social Change: A New Funding Ecology, which was based on interviews with leading independent funders, suggests a framework for change that could help the sector look beyond...