The Beyond Action Learning initiative (2011-13) used an action learning set approach and improvement methodologies to support collaborative working between health and social care services in Aberdeenshire. The initiative was facilitated by Fiona Soutar, from NHS Grampian, and Jane Warrander,
In this blog What Works Scotland research associate Richard Brunner explores how public services in Scotland can learn from international evidence and offers three early insights from a study trip to Paris supported by What Works Scotland.
In this guest blog post Evelyn O’Donnell from Glasgow City Council describes some highlights and some early learning points from a two-day study visit to Paris for members of the Glasgow Participatory Budgeting Collaborative Action Research group, supported by What Works Scotland.
In this guest blog post Coryn Barclay, Julie Dickson, and David McGrath from Fife Council reflect on what they learned from a fact-finding visit to Paris to look at how participatory budgeting is being delivered in an international context. The study trip was supported by What Works Scotland.
See details of this exciting new WWS initiative aimed at senior public service leaders here. The research-based degree is designed to develop senior leaders’ capacity for critical and analytical thinking, knowledge and understanding of the intersection between public service leadership and
The report from the Fife collaborative action research home retreat in October 2015 is now available. See the report here
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act was passed at the Scottish Parliament in the summer of 2015. Now the Scottish Government is working with a range of experts and stakeholders to develop regulations and guidance for implementation. Dr Oliver Escobar (WWS
DRILL stands for Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning and is a five-year programme funded by the Big Lottery (£5million) to deliver the world’s first major research programme led by disabled people. DRILL aims to bring together disabled people
See blog about this recent WWS seminar here
The Glasgow Centre for Population Health and What Works Scotland have today published Participatory budgeting in Scotland to complement the launch of the Scottish Government’s new participatory budgeting website. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a process of involving citizens in deciding