An introduction to What Works Scotland’s lessons for public service reform in Scotland, published at the conclusion of the four-year programme, and the report to download.
What Works Scotland is sharing knowledge about ways of enabling communities to make their voice heard, take part in decision-making and generate constructive dialogue from differing viewpoints as part of a global campaign starting tomorrow (16 November 2018). Speak! 2018
Link to a film on facilitation training in Aberdeenshire, a workshop aimed at developing people’s skills, to enable them to work more effectively with their local communities and achieve better engagement with all populations.
Insights into co-production of public services, including analysis of successful examples and reflections on issues and opportunities in co-production.
About participation requests and their role in community empowerment and making improvements to public services.
The first of a trilogy of posts in which What Works Scotland’s guest blogger Patricia Anne Rodger explores the issues around those deemed ‘hard to reach’. The first blog looks at social shorthand and stigma.
Book chapter about participatory budgeting in Scotland and its interplay with public service reform, community empowerment and social justice in a global survey of 30 years of participatory budgeting.
Peer learning opportunity, organised by What Works Scotland and the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective (ARC) based in Greater Manchester, which offered a range of facilitated peer exchange and learning activities focused on our shared interests and approaches.
What Work Scotland researchers are undertaking a small research project into policy implementation and third sector-state relations focussing on the Scottish Government’s introduction of Participation Requests as part of the Community Empowerment Act.
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.