Author: Gary Smith
Date: 30 December 2017
In this guest blog, Gary Smith, a member of the Fife welfare reform inquiry team, reflects on the experience and impact of the collaborative action research activities.
Fife is one of the four case sites where What Works Scotland has worked with community planning partnerships on collaborative action research into public service reform.
The Welfare Reform PIT (Partnership Innovation Team) was established in March 2015, its membership made up of welfare reform practitioners and organisations, and representatives from Fife Council’s policy and research teams. After a slow start, a strong working relationship was established. PIT participants highlighted the benefits membership brought them, including improved communication across agencies and between different parts of the council.