A working paper examining the findings of four What Works Scotland researchers during a three-year programme to explore collaborative action research with four community planning partnerships.
Webinar looking at the role of community anchors in public service reform, drawing on our research report on community-led, holistic community organisations.
What Works Scotland’s submission to the Locality inquiry Keeping it Local in July 2018, a call for the latest thinking and practice shaping the future of our public services
A new book on action research includes a chapter by two What Works Scotland research associates, drawing on the collaborative action research projects with community planning partnerships in Scotland.
Book chapter about action research theory and practice that draws on illustrations from two community planning partnerships. It discusses the relational strategies required to carry out action research in these complex public service partnership settings, including cultivating ‘sanction and sanctuary’.
Reflections by participants in the Aberdeenshire collaborative action research on what they learned from the different projects and what they are continuing to learn from the experience.
Reflections from Kim Penman, Health and Well-being Lead, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership on a collaborative learning process used to developed a shared approach to community capacity-building with a diverse range of community partners and organisations.
What Works Scotland research associate, James Henderson reflects on developments in discussed at the Health and Social Care Benchmarking Network’s national conference on 3 December 2015
What Works Scotland research associate James Henderson presents highlights from a conference held in November 2015, focused on people who make a difference in communities.
James Henderson reflects on his think piece from November 2015 which considers the potential for community anchors and the community sector to be central to local democratic and inequalities-focused approaches to public service reform in Scotland.