partnership working

Working paper that summarises the findings of a research project into third sector partnerships for public service delivery.

The research was based on five case studies of organisations involved in public service delivery in different policy fields including housing, welfare, and employment services, preceded by a period of scoping research with national interviewees.

Report that outlines findings from year two of a three-year research project examining ‘The opportunities and challenges of the changing public services landscape for the third sector in Scotland: a longitudinal study’.

It builds on and extends the research reported in the year one baseline report.

Document that covers four strategic themes that fundamentally shape the environment in which volunteering takes place and the willingness and ability of people to contribute.

The themes include:

• Leadership – building activity and service provision around people’s strengths
• Partnership – working together to build community capacity
• Commissioning – for better outcomes and increased social value
• Volunteer support – creating good volunteering experiences that are open to all.

This knowledge review is for people who teach social work (that is, academics, practice teachers and service users) and for researchers. It may also be of interest to students and social care workers. Report published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in June 2006.

Website of a company that seeks to harness the talents of people and communities to provide imaginative solutions to complex social issues and care needs.

A Community Interest Company established by and working in close partnership with the charity NAAPS UK.

Report commissioned to inform current debates on the future delivery of adult services. It reveals a strong body of evidence pointing to the importance of local partnerships, local leadership and outcomes-based commissioning in improving services for the people who need them.

Research, commissioned by The Local Government Group (LG Group), to examine how effective practice examples that have been through the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes (C4EO) validation process have been, or could be, replicated and sustained, with a view to informing guidelines for future practice.

The guiding question for this research was: ‘How can cross-phase use of assessment information (and especially Assessing Pupils’ Progress (APP) support progression across transfers and transitions?’ It builds on the findings of an earlier action research project that explored effective partnership working and how schools can sustain impact and build capacity for ongoing improvement.

Consilium Research and Consultancy Ltd (Consilium) and TWRI Policy and Research (TWRI) were commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in January 2013 to map the knowledge support for care of older people in health and social care partnerships. The research focuses on the local context in two emergent Health and Social Care Partnerships - Edinburgh City and Argyll & Bute.