Helen Sharp

Director

Our co-production expert

Helen is an experienced public sector change agent. Previously a frontline worker in the homeless sector and a commissioner at Lambeth Council, she has worked as an  independent consultant  and associate of the New Economics Foundation. She has developed in depth expertise and knowledge in helping people re-think the role of citizens in the commissioning and delivery of public services and resources using a range of collaborative approaches including co-production, appreciative inquiry and community driven development.

helen@ideas-alliance.org.uk

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by Helen Sharp

Celebrating 7 Years: milestone moments and looking forward

2024 marks 7 years of Ideas Alliance. Over that time we’ve grown from a small story sharing platform to a social consultancy on a mission to make co-production and collaboration the norm across the country. Co-founder Helen Sharp starts our celebrations by looking back at how it all started and what's coming next.

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Why 2024 is all about collaborative commissioning

Ideas Alliance co-founder Helen Sharp kicks off the new year reflecting on how exciting it is to see the health and social care commissioning landscape shift slowly as more people take up the co-production and collaborative commissioning banner.

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