What we do

We are transformation partners to public and voluntary sector organisations that want to build more collaborative public services, putting people at the centre, creating holistic support and recognising strengths. 

We understand that improving outcomes for communities requires place-based collaboration across all sectors. We help to strengthen partnerships and teams based on collaborative foundations such as a shared vision, strong relationships, collaborative behaviours and understanding the means for collaborative action. 

We design and deliver bespoke programmes to develop collaborative and system leadership skills and behaviours that equip people to address complex challenges.

We know strong, connected communities hold solutions to many of the challenges we face as a society and as a planet. We help organisations to collaborate and engage with civil society, local people and service users through sharing power, co-production and supporting community action.

We help organisations and partnerships understand the importance of learning when tackling complex challenges. We facilitate peer learning and development of learning cultures and capabilities, and co-design new learning tools and frameworks.

Growing the movement for collaboration

As well as supporting organisations and partnerships in the ways described above, we also work to develop the movement for collaboration more broadly in the UK:

  • We work with others in strategic partnerships to develop and promote collaborative practice e.g. our role in developing Human Learning Systems, and ongoing role in co-leading this work as part of the HLS Collaborative.

Feb 22nd 2024

Insights

It’s not that deep: when collaboration is in name but not substance

Some common misconceptions about collaboration We’re an organisation that supports effective – purposeful, impactful –…

Feb 12th 2024

Insights Recruitment

Watch our Q & A webinar to find our more about the Project Design & Engagement Manager role.

It’s an exciting time to join Collaborate – as the movement for collaboration in public…

Feb 12th 2024

Insights Recruitment

Watch our Q & A webinar to find our more about the Projects & Relationships Coordinator role.

It’s an exciting time to join Collaborate – as the movement for collaboration in public…

Feb 7th 2024

Insights Recruitment

Collaborate is recruiting for two new team members

It’s an exciting time to join Collaborate – as the movement for collaboration in public…

Jan 15th 2024

Insights Reimagining public services

Towards a Manifesto for Public Services Part 2

How can a new government support public service reform? As set out in my first…

Sep 13th 2023

Collaborating with communities Insights

Connecting people and places: how local authorities can work across place-based systems to alleviate loneliness

Darrell Gale, Director of Public Health for East Sussex, has just published his annual report…

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