Richard Brunner and Nick Watson of What Works Scotland explore the concept of ‘capabilities’ as a framework for public service reform.
Case study that examines how the approach and learning from a successful violence and anti-social behaviour intervention has spread to two other communities. The report shows how the distinct characteristics of the Operation Modulus approach support the principles and practice of public service reform, more widely and in relation to other issues.
Research report, executive summary and literature review examining how public services, primarily schools but also other services such as health and social care, are meeting the educational provision needs of refugee children in Scotland. It focuses not only on the ‘formal’ aspects of education but also the school as a site for integration for refugee children and their families.
Report and executive summary of the Syrian Resettlement Programme of West Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership (CPP) which looks at the individuals’ experiences and the processes and structures implemented by the CPP and its agencies.
Seminar which looked at the role of co-production, its role in reforming public services and how co-production can best be used to help develop sustainable and effective public services. Part of Co-production Week Scotland 2017.
What Works Scotland has secured funding for an extra year. This will allow us to consolidate and further spread the learning that we have learnt from our collaborations with organisations and individuals from across the public sector in Scotland.
This literature review aims to provide an understanding of the forms of leadership that are necessary for the future of Scottish public services. It presents an overview of key concepts that underpin collaborative leadership in public service settings and reflects on emerging themes identified by What Works Scotland that support change around public service reform.
A documentary film exploring how community planning partners from two of What Works Scotland case sites learnt about implementing participatory budgeting on a study trip to Paris, European leader in mainstreaming PB.
Seminar that looked at the experiences of community-based projects working locally on combating prejudice. It reflected on experience of doing this work and explored the lessons being learnt about how to support it.
Report that describes the evaluability assessment (EA) process used by What Works Scotland to develop and recommend options to evaluate the Glasgow area-based initiative Thriving Places.