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Why we all need to improve our community engagement

As public finances shrink beyond recognition, local decision-making increases and each sector has to prove its social purpose, many of us will need to turn our minds to how we tackle our day jobs differently. Regardless of whether this is about achieving better health...

Coalition for Collaborative Care

Achieving collaborative care will be a necessary and complex trick for the NHS to pull out of the hat and yet individuals and community groups, motivated by experience, expertise and compassion have been applying this model for decades. In October 2014 the Community...

Re-engaging young people in communities

Over the last six months I have been party to events, discussions and insights into projects across the country that are working with young people who have tough lives and difficult circumstances.  These young people will almost all live in areas which lack investment...

What do we mean by service delivery?

The narrowness of the debate around service delivery has excluded the argument and evidence for addressing the issue of cuts and delivering multiple services in a cost effective way, by reviewing what we mean by ‘service delivery’. Between 2008 – 2011 CDF managed the...