The need for deeper connectivity with citizens and systemic change in the public service offer is more palpable than ever.
Without working on the underlying infrastructure for change, rhetoric of support for ‘shared society’ and ‘places left behind’ will remain empty. This is the argument put forward in Collaborate’s latest report Building Collaborative Places: infrastructure for system change.
The report, supported by the Lankelly Chase Foundation, draws on a year of action research into the necessary infrastructure for whole-system change across public services, business and civil society.
Using examples from Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and the South East the report explores the nine building blocks of collaborative infrastructure - from integrated delivery models, to place-based governance. Collaborate argue that these interdependent blocks are essential for places looking to improve outcomes for citizens.