People, stories and collaboration

The things that make change happen

We are a social enterprise aimed at promoting the benefits of collaborative, strengths-based and community driven approaches. Our mission is to accelerate progress towards a future where public services work in equal partnership with local people rather than ‘to’ or ‘for’ them using these approaches.

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Our services

We have a wealth of experience in community engagement, collaborative practices, coproduction, children's services and health and social care.

  • Community engagement

    Help you to harness the power and voice of your communities

  • Coproduction advice and training

    Through workshop sessions and supporting you on specific projects

  • Communities of Practice

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

  • 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 Linda Hutchinson

Meetings and events – turning coproduction rhetoric into reality

Linda Hutchinson shares her experiences and a list of tips to help ensure that meetings and events positively contribute to your co-production practice.

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Who we work with

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