What helps deepen our understanding of different aspects to public sector reform? This blog by Kirsty Deacon about her 2017 internship at the Scottish Government explores u.lab online learning as a tool to help develop people’s capacity as change-makers.
Summary report that shares the findings from a trial of a ‘mini-public’ process, focussed on a community bonfire, to enable communities and public services to interact more meaningfully.
About the Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, a five-year project in Bridgeton and Dalmarnock in Glasgow which brings people together to do more for children and young people, which will develop and pilot a practical example of the What Works Scotland approach to place-based change.
Findings from an interim evaluation of ‘Your Community’, a neighbourhood-level, place-based approach to public service reform in West Dunbartonshire, aimed at supporting communities to become more sustainable, thriving, and aspirational, and to improve service delivery.
Dissertations from University of Glasgow masters students who were enabled by What Works Scotland to conduct their fieldwork in Glasgow’s Thriving Places. This allows interested students to have research impact and for Thriving Places to receive useful evidence to inform future work.
Evidence review that examines what is being done to overcome inequality in community engagement, using evidence from Scotland and the UK. Published by What Works Scotland in December 2017.
A policy seminar that explored how we can use evidence to challenge stereotypes and address poverty . The event was part of Challenge Poverty Week 2017.
How What Works Scotland is sharing our insights and learning from working with a range of public service partners to co-produce research inquiries and processes using a collaborative action research (CAR) approach.
What Works Scotland research associate Dr Claire Bynner presented the keynote address at Stronger Communities, the Perth and Kinross Community Planning Conference, on Wednesday 15 November 2017.
Power, health and social justice is the focus for the next event in the Healthier Futures Forum, organised by Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) with a short presentation on How power inequalities shape policy conversations from What Works Scotland co-director Oliver Escobar.