NLGN and Collaborate are today launching 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. Collaborate Managing Director, Sarah Billiald: "All too often terms such as ‘collaboration’ or ‘system integration’ are bandied about with little understanding of what this means in practice. By focusing on four localities across England, this Commission will get under the bonnet of these terms and help broker future approaches to place based health that are in the best interests of citizens not institutions."
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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We need to shift from a focus on supply-side improvement to one on demand-side change. Here are five ground rules for a more collaborative approach to public services. Around 18 months ago, Anna Randle and I wrote a major piece of research on what we called the ‘emerging science’ of...
The oft-quoted Marmot review stated that 80% of causes of ill health are due to factors other than access to healthcare. These broader determinants of health include income and social status, social support networks, education, physical environment, genetics and gender. The majority of these can lead to preventable demand on...
The New Local Government Network (NLGN) and community interest company Collaborate have launched a new commission into the future of place-based health. Chief executive of social care charity Turning Point, Lord Victor Adebowale, will chair the commission, which will look at how the NHS and councils can improve health outcomes...