People, stories and collaboration

The things that make change happen

We want public services to work in equal partnership with local people rather than ‘to’ or ‘for’ them. We provide support, ideas and strategies for the pioneers and innovators who want to adopt this way of working using collaborative and community based approaches.

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What we’ve done

Our services

We partner with local people, charities, councils, community organisations and national bodies on specific projects or as end-to-end delivery partners.

  • Storytelling

    For strategy development, evaluations and to drive change

  • Co-production advice and guidance

    Through workshop sessions and supporting you on specific projects

  • Communities of Practice

    People learning and sharing together in a safe, open space.

  • Community research and evaluation

    An appreciative approach to quantative and qualitative reviews

Straight from the Ideas Hub

Looking for ideas and inspiration? Here you'll find stories about communities, collaboration and co-production in action.

by Robert Punton

Covid Considerations: Thinking time and new ways of thinking

Social change activist, poet and businessman Robert Punton's perspective of lockdown and the opportunities he sees. From no longer having to worry about travelling to meetings as a disabled man to new connections and grassroot movements.

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Who we work with

We've been privileged to work with a range of people and organisations including local authorities, charities, community members, voluntary groups and national bodies.