Dr Hayley Bennett from What Works Scotland, discusses the Poverty Alliance’s Stick Your Labels campaign (May 2015) to address the stigma of poverty.
Guest blogger Jez Hall, from PB Partners, discusses the potential role of participatory budgeting in future community service provision. Published May 2015.
Guest blogger Elinor Findlay from the Scottish Government, discusses our understanding of ‘co-production’. It’s an increasingly popular term in May 2015 but what does it mean for how services are designed and delivered?
What Works Scotland Community Planning Partnerships partners identified partnership working as a key issue at the heart of public service reform.Karen Seditas shares some of the key findings of a review of research and other evidence about partnership working.
Report from a What Works Scotland event where 50 people from across Fife Council, the health, and voluntary sectors met to discuss how to get knowledge into action in Fife. It followed a previous national event on Getting Knowledge in Action in Public Services, held in Edinburgh earlier in 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.
What Works Scotland research fellow Rosemary Anderson reflects, in November 2015, on the relationship between decision-making and caring in public policy work.
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.
Professor James Spillane from the School of Education and Social Policy at North-western University, Illinois, explains in October 2015 why he considers distributive leadership a fascinating topic and essential to successful school leadership.