This report from The King’s Fund Place-based systems of care argues that providers of services should work together to improve health and care for the populations they serve. This means organisations collaborating to manage the common resources available to them rather than each organisation adopting a ‘fortress mentality’ in which it acts to secure its own future regardless of the impact on others. It provides 10 design principles for place-based systems of care.
Collaborate has been developing projects to understand the linkages between creative thinking, systemic culture change and front-end delivery, and the role that cross-sector collaboration can play in supporting them. In October 2015 they published a report outlining a lot of their thinking and findings. Key to this was:
“Only 13% of UK citizens surveyed by Ipsos MORI for Collaborate feel a stake in shaping the public services they receive. The report includes more brand new citizen survey data that shows the need for much greater cross-agency collaboration at a local and national level.”
This connected with us around how we feel a wide range of people should be co-creators and designers of services, right from the very start, and we want to insert this approach into the heart of our project.