This case outlines a place-based pilot project to test and develop a new model of multi-agency integrated service delivery The model is intended to achieve better outcomes for people and a reduction in future demand for high level / high cost...

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York City Council have developed a completely innovative integrated early year model. Designed in partnership with local communities York are providing a personalised offer for neighbourhoods is designed to meet local needs and improve shared...

Sandwell Community Offer involves voluntary organisations delivering early help to older persons in the community, in order to delay or prevent people needing more acute health and social care services. Key to the project is the development of a...

Understanding the nature of community activity in an area is essential when making decisions about how to deliver services. Frontline community groups provide enormous value for a place, making a significant contribution to the well-being of...

Crowdfunding has proved an innovative way to engage communities in distributing funds to projects across the city, writes Plymouth City Council's Hannah Sloggett. As a cooperative council, Plymouth City Council were looking to distribute the...

LinkAge engages people 55+ within their local communities to meet new people, learn new skills, develop new friendships and generate resilience to face difficult times. Research has shown that strong social networks, involvement in local...

Stockport Council has set out a new plan to deliver public services called Investing in Stockport. It's based on all public agencies working together in new ways with the people and businesses in the Borough. The Council is Investing in Stockport...

Epic is a new council spin-out community interest company providing high quality, effective and sustainable services for local young people at a lower cost. Read full case study

On 17 February 2015, Government announced a further £6 million funding boost to the Community Rights programme for 2015-16. John Connell explains how this will help give even more people greater control and influence over what happens locally. The...

The second of our three Future focused events, Elders as Assets, again co-designed with speakers, encouraged a debate on the ageing population from a positive perspective, recognising the opportunities this change in demographics might bring,...

The Our Place programme lessons learnt on community engagement.

National Council for Voluntary Organisation's advice and resource website for social learning in the voluntary and community sector: a place to access knowledge, best practice and experience.

IPPR discussion paper on the need to move from a model of mass production to one of mass collaboration. Where payment for success replaces payment by results and community strength is used to help people help themselves.

Members of the newly-formed Providers' group met for the first time last week. This group will act as a key source of provider information, expertise, and viewpoints for the Network, in recognition of the fundamental role that providers have in...

Croydon has developed a holistic approach to social value, incorporating support for the voluntary and community sector and for local small businesses and, for larger contracts, a requirement for suppliers to demonstrate social value in tender bids...