Blog: Messy collaboration

How do we ensure that diversity flourishes in collaborations and partnerships? What Works Scotland co-director Ken Gibb reflects on the argument of applied economist Tim Hartford in his January 2017 book, Messy, on creativity and resilience.

Blog: Why Place?

What does ‘place’ offer to public service development? in this blog from December 2016 What Works Scotland’s Claire Bynner examines the role of place-based approaches – what works and what doesn’t.

Transforming communities? Exploring the roles of community anchor organisations in public service reform, local democracy, community resilience and social change

Report, summary and policy briefing which explores the developing role of key independent community sector organisations known as community anchors. Using six exemplars, it identifies characteristics of a community anchor organisations and their roles in engaging with, leading and challenging public service reform, local democracy, community resilience and social change.