Information and resources about a variety of conceptual and practical issues important to designing and delivering public services in complex, multi-agency settings.
The community sector can have a key role to play in the development of public service reform in Scotland – partnering, leading and challenging. In an ongoing inquiry, we outline why we think the community sector has that potential.
Co-production can change the relationship between those who develop and deliver services and those who use them. Our insights include analysis of successful examples and reflections on issues and opportunities in co-production.
Participation requests allow community groups to make formal requests to take part in decisions and processes that affect their community, but are they having an impact? See the latest research.
Participatory budgeting is a different way to manage public money. Our materials include reviews of participatory budgeting in Scotland so far and its potential for community empowerment and social justice.
Place-based approaches can cross policy sectors and silos but they must be linked to wider investment and poverty reduction strategies if they are to have an impact. Get our key resources.
How can we use evidence to challenge stereotypes and address poverty? Collaborative action research inquiries, seminar materials and approaches to dignified food provision examine this in detail.
Our work has focused on how third sector interfaces (TSIs) can improve their participation in community planning and better represent their local third sector organisations.