What Works Scotland Centre

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Social & Political Sciences

Abstract

What Works Scotland will be a collaborative centre bringing together staff from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, other academics and key non-academic partners. Its aim is to support the use of evidence to plan and deliver sustained and transformative change based on agreed outcomes at all levels with a particular focus on the local. There is a particular focus on promoting the systematic use of evidence in the design, reform and delivery of public services.
Examination of what works and what does not will take place in the context of the Scottish model, an approach to policy development that, while not unique, differs considerably from elsewhere in the UK. The team has adopted a demand led and collaborative approach and will work with a range of third sector organisations, different levels of central and local government and with Community Planning Partnerships to generate an evidence culture involving feedback, improvement methodology and expert support.
The Christie Commission identified a range of problems facing Scotland including demographic change, economic and fiscal challenges, inter-institutional relationships and endemic long-term 'wicked issues'. It has also been estimated that in Scotland over 40 per cent of public service expenditure is the result of preventable issues. The Scottish model of public service delivery aims to ensure that services are designed for and with communities.
This 'deliberative public policy analysis' demands that communities and those who design services are aware of best practice and evidence. The Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) are key to the delivery of these services with a focus on 'voice' through participatory, collective, decision-making, planning and delivery in the context of targets set by National Government. A key challenge for each CPP is to articulate its Single Outcome Agreement and relate this to both the outcomes set out in the National Performance Framework. However, a common criticism of the CPPs is that the implementation of the model so far has been limited and patchy.
The focus of WWS will on the four key questions identified in the call:
- How can we take what we know from individual projects and interventions and translate this into system-wide change?
- What is working (or not working), and why, at the different levels of delivery and reform and at the interface between those levels? How do we identify actions which can be taken in communities, at CPP and the national levels to improve impact?
- What does the evidence (including international) say about large-scale reform programmes that have succeeded or failed and the impact they had in a system-wide context?
- Why do results vary geographically and between communities, and how can we balance local approaches with ensuring spread of what works?
A wide range of methods - qualitative and qualitative - will be employed. The capabilities approach will provide the overarching framework. Originally developed by Amartya Sen, capabilities are in widespread use across the globe and underpin the work of a variety of organisations. It is a useful corrective to top down economic evaluations and fits well with the Scottish deliberative approach. We will develop the Capabilities framework and combine it with the outcomes-based National Performance Framework, ensuring that the Scottish model is intellectually grounded and contributes to broader international debates on these matters.
We will have 3 workstreams: evidence into action; outcomes and capabilities; and spread, sustainability and scaling up. We will employ a range of methodologies including case studies collaborative action research, contribution analysis, elite interviews and content analysis, cost effectiveness and evaluation. WWS will focus on four case studies of key CPPS and work with them to help them change their core business processes within priority areas in four CPPs and will aim to achieve lasting impact.

Planned Impact

The What Works Scotland proposal has impact built into the way it will operate throughout and our aim is to make the What Works Approach an essential part of policy-making and delivery in Scotland with lessons for policy-makers and those engaged in delivering services beyond Scotland. The proposed approach builds on local collaborative learning to develop an understanding of what works. It will then create channels for wider sharing and sustainability allowing us to achieve lasting impact. The WWS draws on our own extensive experience of knowledge exchange and knowledge to action. In particular it builds on effective knowledge exchange processes developed through running research centres such as the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships which has built up expertise in creating and assessing impact over 12 years. By growing and improving the evidence base on effective policy interventions and working with a range of organisation designing and delivering public services in Scotland to promote the use of evidence in practice, the outputs of WWS will impact directly on a range of different groups of people including:
1. Community Planning Partnerships and the National Community Planning Group.
2. Other public sector, third sector and other organisations and businesses charged with designing and delivering effective and efficient services in Scotland.
3. Elected representatives including community councillors, local authority councillors, Members of the Scottish Parliament, and Members of Parliament.
4. Professional associations and bodies engaged in policy making and delivery, including the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and the various professional networks involved in CPPs.
5. Members of local communities with an interest in specific WWS topics.
Through their engagement with WWS case study areas will:
* Have a clearer understanding of their local area, local needs, what is and isn't working
* Have mechanisms in place for utilising the best evidence to inform planning and service delivery
* Have increased capacity to generate, use and interpret evidence, including increased evaluation capacity.
* Have a better understanding of the barriers and enablers of delivering effective services to meet local needs.

Wider stakeholders will:
* Have access to mechanisms for utilising the best evidence to inform planning and service delivery to enable better services
* Learn about what does and doesn't work in different context in Scotland and internationally, and be able to draw on successful models and processes to improve the delivery of services
* Understand what is required to deliver effective services from the learning and sharing from WWS

At the end of three years WWS will have embedded:
* New innovative ways of planning and delivering services, some of which will have been picked up by our sustainability partners
* An Evidence Bank, that will be maintained beyond the initial project
* A Knowledge broker network that will sustain knowledge to action capacity in the system
* Networks between localities for learning and sharing that will help sustain new approaches that have been developed.

Organisations

 
Description A key outcome of our work has been to develop an understanding of people's everyday practices in working in the public sector. Through our collaborative approach to research we have been able to cast a light on their their daily policy work and how this is being changed as a result of the newly emerging multi-agency, collaborative contexts that make up the modern public sector environment. We have been able to explore governance, leadership, co-production, community engagement and participation, place, locality and context, integration evaluation and implementation to contextualise these.
Exploitation Route By developing a bottom up approach to studying system wide change we have been able to show how individuals and groups grapple with and translate evidence and research and to use that to create what are for them practical and meaningful solutions. The embedded nature of our approach has pointed new ways of working with public services and with the study of implementation and putting evidence into action.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/
 
Description In our first three years we created a framework for supporting public service reform (PSR) through exploring what works in: Developing effective strategies to mobile evidence for PSR Supporting the implementation of collaborative PSR Enhancing PSR through community empowerment. By the start of 2018 we had developed a strong evidence base on the practices, structures and process that underpin successful reform in complex, multi-agency settings. Our aim in 2018 was to deepen, extend and further embed this knowledge base and through this enhance the impact of our activities. The overarching aim was to draw together the key findings of our work to generate a shared understanding about what works and why across the system in PSR and to substantiate and validate the Scottish Approach to Public Service Reform. We achieved these aims through a range of activities to develop and promoting joint approaches to working, bringing together practitioners, policy-makers, representatives from third sector organisations and communities of place, practice and interest. We employed a model of evidence to action that built on collaborative approach to working with partners and an understanding that recognises that evidence generation is a collaborative process and that by working together we can help to generate new ways of thinking and doing. In 2018 produced a wide range of outputs based on this collaborative approach to research, and on our website published over 35 documents including research reports, collaborative action research papers, scoping reviews, literature reviews, policy briefings, videos, webinars and blogs. In 2018 our website was accessed over 27,000 with over 6,500 document downloads. We also ran 17 workshops, seminars or other public engagement events, attended by over 750 delegates. Topics covered included: leadership, prevention, mobilising evidence, co-production, community empowerment, governance, facilitation training, integration and partnership, outcome focused work and capabilities, place based approaches, collaborative working, community engagement and capacity building, improvement, effectiveness, evaluation and spreading learning, resettlement of refugees. Our pioneering approach to collaborative research has allowed us to move far beyond the original research questions set out at the start of the programme. By working with local authorities, statutory agencies and the Third Sector we have been able to embed new ways of working. For example, we have had a significant impact on the approach to evaluation planning across Scotland. We have worked closely with partner organisations such as NHS Health Scotland, Glasgow Community Planning Partnership and the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy to develop and apply Evaluability Assessments. These are a novel and innovative approach to planning the evaluation of new policies and programmes. We have developed guidance, delivered training to academic researchers, practitioners and policy-makers, and conducted over ten EAs, for a wide range of national and local stakeholders, covering a diverse array of interventions. Evaluability Assessment is becoming an established part of the planning of evaluation by the Scottish Government. We have played a key role in the development of Participatory Budgeting in Scotland and beyond. We have been part of the Scottish Government's Participatory Budgeting Working Group and at local level we have provided advice on PB policy and capacity building for Local Authorities. We have set up arenas through which officers from CPPs can come together and share evidence. We took representatives from Fife and Glasgow CPPs on a fact finding visit to Paris and this set up a new cross-CPP policy and practice learning relationship on PB in Scotland. We are continuing to work closely with both Glasgow CPP and Glasgow Disability Alliance as they develop their own approaches to PB. This work will continue into 2019. Our work on promoting place-based approaches in public service reform has had a significant impact across Scotland, for example, our work on building capacity for evidence use in local improvement projects, Making Data Meaningful. We have developed a national 'Training for Trainers' programme in facilitative leadership which has been delivered to participants across the four case site areas and beyond. We have worked with Perth and Kinross Council to develop a tool for assessing local decision-making, which we are rolling out to other CPPs. We have had impact on Universities and the way they work. Through our seminars, our collaborative approach to research and our workshops we have provided opportunities for academics and public service practitioners to work in a more participative research environment, demonstrating new approaches for future research programmes both for universities and public service bodies. We have also had impact on the provision of teaching. In the University of Glasgow we established a collaborative Dissertation programme where local groups could come to the University and offer Masters students the opportunity to work with them on a range of projects. This has now been taken up by the university and is mainstreamed. This has not only provided Masters students with better opportunities it has also built relationships between the University and some of Glasgow's poorest areas and develop 'lay reports' to inform practice. The University of Glasgow has committed resource to administer this programme beyond the WWS project lifetime. At a national level the WWS model has also influencing the set-up of the new WW centres in Wales and Northern Ireland; and UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) - a consortium of 13 partners led by the University of Glasgow. WWS has played a key role in the development of Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland, an approach which draws on our work in place-based approaches that aims to connect families and communities and provide a coherent, holistic and sustained approach to tackling the attainment gap and reducing health inequalities. WWS was instrumental in the establishment of the pilot project in the Bridgeton and Dalmarnock neighbourhood of Glasgow last year, and the programme has grown into a long term (10 year), multi partner collaborative approach. The programme has recently received an additional £2 million investment by Scottish Government to support this work across other neighbourhoods in Scotland.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal

 
Description (Centrestage report and presentation) Informing investment by the Social Justice Directorate at the Scottish Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact In August 2016 we were asked to present the results of our research for the Centrestage Evaluation Programme to an ad hoc committee comprising the members of the Housing and Social Justice Directorate team at the Scottish Government (including the Director Lesley Fraser) as well as members of the Centrestage Evaluation Group ( partnership including the Hunter Foundation, STV Appeal, Robertson Trust, Scottish Government, What Works Scotland, Joseph Rowntree Foundation). This session was informed by the first draft of the report 'Fun, Food and Folk: The Centrestage Approach to Dignified food provision', which was used by the Social Justice Directorate team (i.e. Rachael McKechnie, Jackie Mcallister and Lesley Fraser) to inform their decision-making ahead of the Scottish Government Spending Review in September 2016. Director Lesley Fraser pledged at the session that, in light of Centrestage's impact demonstrated in our report, they department was to commit £800,000 to projects that take a similar approach to Centrestage. Quotes/testimonials can be requested.
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/fun-food-folk-the-centrestage-approach-to-dignified-food-provi...
 
Description Advice to Scottish Government on Participation Duty, Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Appointed member of Cross Whitehall Trials Advisory Panel 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cross-government-trial-advice-panel-role-and-membership
 
Description Centrestage research - Motion tabled at the Scottish Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11082373/Letter%20from%20Ruth%20Maguire.pdf
 
Description Citation of working paper in the background to the roundtable: Enabling environment for place-based approaches and
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The impact is to deepen understanding of what it means to create an enabling environment for place-based approaches. This is a collaboration of high level organisations including civil servants from the Scottish Government, Lloyds TSB foundation for Scotland, Joseph Rowntree foundation and Lankelly Chase.
 
Description Collaborative Masters Dissertations programme
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WWS has initiated a programme of collaborative dissertation opportunities for Masters students in Health and Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Through our work in Thriving Places areas of high multiple deprivation in Glasgow, we have brought local public service practitioners into the University to present on their Thriving Places work to Masters students and, with WWS support, to encourage students to do their dissertation fieldwork in Thriving Places, so contributing to the evidence base for the work in those areas (including through writing a Lay Report as part of the dissertation) and building the relationship between the University and some of Glasgow's poorest areas. Academic supervisors also become more informed about Thriving Places and the initiative is seeking sustainability through the involvement of Emma Smith, Work Related Learning Opportunities Co-ordinator, College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow. One collaborative dissertation was completed in 2016 (url as below), its evidence has been used by health and community workers to influence other public services on the benefit of the Thriving Places approach. One of the practitioners wrote to the student: 'Everyone involved has been really impressed with your enthusiasm and professionalism. It isn't easy to come into an area and a community such as [anonymised] and to be accepted and trusted in the way you have the evaluation methods and approach you took have been enthusiastically received and truly appreciated.' This initiative therefore impacts on University Masters supervisors in health and social sciences, on the research options for individual students, and on areas of multiple deprivation in Glasgow. Six more students are preparing collaborative dissertations in 2017.
URL http://endeavour.gla.ac.uk/123/1/2016McLarenMSc_dissertation.pdf
 
Description Collaborative dissertations programme
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Following a pilot in 2016, 5 further collaborative dissertations in Thriving Places (areas of multiple deprivation in Glasgow) were completed by Masters students at University of Glasgow in 2017-18. Each contains a 'Lay summary' of findings aimed at influencing policy and practice. These informed local authority practice on community involvement, participatory budgeting, Commonwealth Games legacy, and desistance from crime (e.g. "Having students carrying out independent research in communities enables Community Organisers and Thriving Places partners to influence for positive change. ') These also informed the students involved (e.g. "Working on a collaborative dissertation with Thriving Places was a very rewarding experience. I really enjoyed meeting the staff and being part of a project which is making a real difference to people's lives. It was also very motivating to be working on research where your recommendations have the potential of being implemented.") These also informed the supervisors involved: (e.g. 'This is an excellent way to teach student skills in knowledge exchange and impact. This type of dissertation has the additional benefit of matching university resources to the most deprived neighbourhoods in Glasgow') In 2017-18 collaborative dissertations were mainstreamed within the College of Social Science through the college of social sciences employability lead (Emma Smith). This led to further collaborative dissertations, including in education (https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/socialsciences/students/employability/wrl/examplesofwork-relatedlearning/collaborativedissertations/). The concept has now been passed on, to allow the legacy to outlast What Works.
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/casesites/glasgow/collaborative-dissertations-in-thriving-places/
 
Description Community Conversations that Matter workshop for practitioners in West Dunbartonshire
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course was extremely well received and lead to an idea developed by local practitioners and the WWS research to develop a Training for Trainers course that would allow the local Council to provide training to their workforce and partners in skills in facilitative leadership - dialogue and deliberation. Feedback from a local service manager: "I think the Training for Trainers is an excellent idea, and apart from all the reasons we discussed yesterday it would give us something concrete and useful to offer to partners and services. Hopefully would also give more depth to our community engagement, and the understanding of what we're trying to do. " (Janice Winder)
 
Description Community Profiles
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Community Profiles The project started in Sept 2015 and the first set of profiles was published in June 2016, along with a 'how to' guide produced in collaboration with West Dunbartonshire community planning staff. Notes from WWS/ WD meeting 18/8/2016 Amanda Coultard the local Community planning Manager said that the profiles are helping the Council to build a more holistic picture of the needs in areas and are helping them to have more aspirational discussions about what they can do to improve neighbourhoods. Elected members love the new interactive profiles and are using them on their mobile phones. So far, the reactions to the community profiles have been cautiously positive. Many of the local staff interviewed by WWS saw the profiles as relevant to people working on a strategic level - many on the strategic level saw them as relevant to policy makers.
 
Description Community anchor research report into Scottish Goverment's Local Governance Review process
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Consultation response- Socio-economic review
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/response-to-scottish-government-socio-economic-duty-cons...
 
Description Contribution of evaluation support materials to Public Health England publication to support the evaluation of interventions, products, services, projects or programs and to support better local and national evidence-based commissioning and investment.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-in-health-and-wellbeing-training-resources/eva...
 
Description Dr Oliver Escobar appointed as non-executive member of Scottish Government's Digital Communications Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Dr Oliver Escobar gave evidence to the Commission about new forms of participatory democracy, such as mini-publics
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/wws-evidence-about-mini-publics-used-in-parliamentary-reform-report/
 
Description External Expert participation in Cross- Government Trial Advice Panel, Dr Peter Craig
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/599093/Cross_Government_Tr...
 
Description Giving evidence to the Commission on Parliamentary Reform
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/scottish-parliament-hears-evidence-from-what-works-scotland/
 
Description Glasgow Community Planning Partnership - Thriving Places theory of change
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WWS staff facilitated an evaluability assessment process with approx. 24 multi-agency public services staff in Glasgow to create a Theory of Change and recommend an evaluation approach to Thriving Places (a Glasgow approach to tackling multiple deprivation in the poorest areas over ten years), A theory of change diagram was produced on the basis of what public services workers said were the principles and ten-year outcomes sought through TP, this process and outcomes seeking to unify understanding of the TP process across the city. The diagram has been widely circulated across public services workers in Glasgow and presented at local Thriving Places meetings. A report on the process will be published on the WWS website shortly. Participants' views of the EA process included: 'it was facilitated and led [by] What Works Scotland Participants all had the opportunity to contribute there was the opportunity for disagreement in places to be resolved and commonality and understanding to be achieved it was collaborative.'; 'we're trying to deal with quite complex concepts that need to be expressed simply and that it was an exercise that supported that. I think it was really useful'; 'I think that was really good for trying to get us in a positon across the city to say that we agreed with what those principles were and of the language used and that they were representative of what the different agencies were trying to achieve.'; and 'we have used some of the core principles and key outcomes that were brought up in planning sessions with the local Thriving Places partner groups.'
 
Description Influencing policy and practice on community engagement - National Standards for Community Engagement
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/engage/NationalStandards/NationalStandards2016
 
Description Lloyds TSB Foundation Scotland Place-based Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Influence on planning place-based approaches for Lloyds TSP staff. Provision of references to useful literature and advice on how to conduct a contextual analysis of a locality.
 
Description Local Governance Review - Scottish Government: Community anchor model
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://news.gov.scot/news/local-governance-review
 
Description Lords Select Committee: Citizenship and Civic Engagement: role of community anchors
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/citizenship-civic-engageme...
 
Description Member National Advisory Group for DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.drilluk.org.uk/about-disability-research-on-independent-living-and-learning-drill/scotlan...
 
Description Member of expert panel Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/105719.aspx
 
Description Member- Participatory Budgeting Working Group at Scottish Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The Working Group has been instrumental in developing a large training programme in 20 Local Authority Areas in Scotland, followed by further investment of £500,000 by the Scottish Government in match-funding for Local Authorities implementing Participatory Budgeting processes. Currently, a new support fund of £100,000 for digital participation within these processes is under review, and a new £2 million fund for PB has been announced as part of the Community Choices programme. There is also a new dedicated website to support this new community of practice across the country: http://pbscotland.scot International evidence on PB suggests that it can help to address complex societal problems, although results vary from country to country, with Brazil being the most successful case and European cases being more ambivalent on the benefits of PB. We are currently conducting a series of evaluations and reviews to assess the actual impact of PB in Scotland, so we should have more robust evidence in due course.
URL http://pbscotland.scot
 
Description Membership of the Scottish outcomes, evaluation and performance board by Professor Ken Gibb, representing What Works Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description National Community Links Worker Research project - Scottish Government and Voluntary Health Scotland
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.vhscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Gold_Star_Exemplars_Full-Report_June_2017.p...
 
Description New National Standards for Community Engagement to accompany guidance on the implementation of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.scdc.org.uk/news/article/review-national-standards-community-engagement
 
Description Oral and written evidence on Preventative Spend to Scottish Parliament Finance Committee, March 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Finance_Meeting_papers.pdf
 
Description Participation in the Scottish government's working group on place-based approaches to tackling inequality and contribution to developing a definition of a place-based approach
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Professor Chris Chapman, member of Advisory Panel for 'Fair for All' - North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.northayrshire.community/about-us/fair-for-all/
 
Description Professor Christopher Champan, membership of Scottish Government's International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/govscot
 
Description Professor Ken Gibb, Evidence to local government Holyrood committee which covered prevention and other apsects of WWS business
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Professor Ken Gibb, membership of the Broomhill, Greenock ABCD project advisory/steering group for 'Getting it Right'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Regional events on well-being assessment for Public Services Boards, Wales (Cardiff and Wrexham) November 2016
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Two plenary sessions, jointly delivered between Dr Claire Bynner and Dr Richard Brunner to 100 (Cardiff) and 50 (Wrexham) Public Services Boards practitioners and policymakers, including local government, health, fire and rescue and Natural Resources Wales (the statutory bodies which make up the core PSB) and Welsh Government Social Researchers. Invited by the Welsh Government's Partnerships and Transformation Division/Social Research and Information Division. Timed to influence the Public Services Boards implementation of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act (2015), the Act requiring each PSB to prepare and publish an 'Assessment of Local Well-being' by May 2017. Plenaries presented the WWS model of joint working between academia and public services; the WWS Collaborative Action Research model, examples of practice from WWS including the use of community profiles, contribution analysis and evaluability assessment. Jamie Smith, Knowledge and Analytical Services Welsh Government, who coordinated the invitation said: 'Can I once again offer my thanks on behalf of us all for the very huge contribution you made to yesterday's and last week's events. The people I spoke to afterwards thought there was a lot we can learn from and possibly put into practice of our What Works plans come to fruition. Once again, the CAR work, the community profiles and the contribution analysis struck a strong chord with the audience. I hope you feel your time was well spent, because you definitely made the impact I envisaged you would.'
 
Description Senior Academic Advisor, Scottish Government Attainment Challenge
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description WWS evidence about mini-publics used in parliamentary reform report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/wws-evidence-about-mini-publics-used-in-parliamentary-reform-report/
 
Description Working with North Ayrshire Local Authority
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Nick Watson worked with North Ayrshire and the development and implementation of their summer provision for children. Drawing on research carried out by What Works Scotland North Ayrshire have now implemented 5 summer programmes to help tackle disadvantage for children in areas of high social deprivation. The programmes provide, enrichment activities, education and food.
 
Description • 10th June 2015 - OE gave presentation and participated in panel on the Community Empowerment Bill, organised by Holyrood
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Ahead Project - pilot programme funded by NHS Ayrshire and Arran, which uses an asset-based community development model with the aim of improving long-term community health and wellbeing.
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Ayrshire and Arran 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description Building Connections Project
Amount £61,000 (GBP)
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description Children's Neighbourhood Scotland 3 year post doctorate research post
Amount £97,500 (GBP)
Organisation Baillie Gifford 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Description Children's Neighbourhoods: Developing a shared vision and approach in Glasgow
Amount £120,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Department University of Glasgow Impact Acceleration Award
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Developing Community Leadership
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Glasgow Community Planning Partneship 
Sector Public
Country Unknown
Start 12/2014 
End 03/2016
 
Description ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures - Project no. 693443
Amount € 1,119,063 (EUR)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 10/2019
 
Description Educational Needs and Experiences of refugee children in Scotland: Exploratory study
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Save the Children 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 06/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description Evaluation Assessment of Fair Start Scotland
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Glasgow Centre for Population Health - Funding for 3 short term research internships
Amount £10,800 (GBP)
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Grant for Review of Community Councils Research
Amount £12,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Community Development Centre 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Involving communities in designing local solutions to local problems: A trial of a deliberative approach to police-community engagement
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research 
Department Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Local Authority Research grant - Local Decision Making in Perth and Kinross
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Perth and Kinross Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2018
 
Description The review of the National Standards for Community Engagement
Amount £43,800 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 11/2016
 
Description "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" What Works Scotland Collaborative Learning Event, Perth, 23-24 Feb 2016 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WWS invited 21 selected participants who were active and key to the progress of the WWS Collaborative Action Research work in the four partner sites. Twenty-one practitioners working for local authorities, housing associations, third sector organisations, and health services participated. Eight WWS staff from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus two PhD students attached to WWS, were involved in organising, facilitating, presenting and recording the event. WWS informed participants in advance that the event was designed to achieve particular learning outcomes that were core to developing the CAR approach, supporting participants' local inquiry work, and achieving the wider WWS project objectives. The event sought to enable partners: To understand and influence national-level learning emerging from the WWS work with the four CPPs; To increase participants' understanding of the Collaborative Action Research/Collaborative Inquiry process being led by WWS; To identify facilitators and barriers to implementing changes in your CPP as a result of partners' local work with WWS; To learn about the local work being done with WWS by fellow practitioners working in the three other CPPs; Intensive training to enhance partners' skills in community engagement and partnership working. The event also sought for partners to understand and influence what WWS is starting to learn from our work with the partners. The event included training on facilitation skills (Oliver Escobar WWS); evaluation methods (Peter Craig WWS); and spread and scale (Nick Bland WWS) and knowledge that will enrich your community engagement and partnership working. The event lasted two days and consisted of a range of dynamic, innovative activities, some co-produced with the participants. All participants were briefed in advance that they would be expected to make an impact back in the CPPs by preparing in Perth to feed back their learning from the event and influence CAR group colleagues or strategic individuals in their CPP. The underpinning aim of the event was to encourage participants from across the CPPs to meet, talk and share learning, seeking to develop a fledgling Community of Practice amongst the participants ('groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly' (Wenger, 2006)). WWS conceptualised the event (led by Richard Brunner WWS), organised the venue and logistics (led by Lynda Fraser WWS), paid for the whole event, and facilitated the event - except where we had organised activities to be specifically led by partners, where instead we mentored them to do this. WWS (led by Richard Brunner with Hayley Bennett, James Henderson and Claire Bynner WWS) wrote an end-of-event report demonstrating the learning from the event in terms of CAR in practice; public service reform; fostering a community of practice and how practitioners work with evidence; and the outcomes of the evaluation of the event.
Collaborator Contribution In advance of the event partners from Glasgow, Fife, West Dunbartonshire and Aberdeenshire prepared presentations on their collaborative action research projects which they were doing with WWS. At the event they each presented four times to other participants. All participants were given time away from work to attend the event.
Impact Event report "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" published by WWS. After the event insights from Perth were shared by participants in CAR group meetings in all four partner CPPs, and with other local colleagues in at least three of the CPPs. Some Community of Practice relationships were generated across the four CPPs (for example between Fife and Glasgow on Participatory Budgeting, which later fed into a joint visit to Paris to explore PB).
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" What Works Scotland Collaborative Learning Event, Perth, 23-24 Feb 2016 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution WWS invited 21 selected participants who were active and key to the progress of the WWS Collaborative Action Research work in the four partner sites. Twenty-one practitioners working for local authorities, housing associations, third sector organisations, and health services participated. Eight WWS staff from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus two PhD students attached to WWS, were involved in organising, facilitating, presenting and recording the event. WWS informed participants in advance that the event was designed to achieve particular learning outcomes that were core to developing the CAR approach, supporting participants' local inquiry work, and achieving the wider WWS project objectives. The event sought to enable partners: To understand and influence national-level learning emerging from the WWS work with the four CPPs; To increase participants' understanding of the Collaborative Action Research/Collaborative Inquiry process being led by WWS; To identify facilitators and barriers to implementing changes in your CPP as a result of partners' local work with WWS; To learn about the local work being done with WWS by fellow practitioners working in the three other CPPs; Intensive training to enhance partners' skills in community engagement and partnership working. The event also sought for partners to understand and influence what WWS is starting to learn from our work with the partners. The event included training on facilitation skills (Oliver Escobar WWS); evaluation methods (Peter Craig WWS); and spread and scale (Nick Bland WWS) and knowledge that will enrich your community engagement and partnership working. The event lasted two days and consisted of a range of dynamic, innovative activities, some co-produced with the participants. All participants were briefed in advance that they would be expected to make an impact back in the CPPs by preparing in Perth to feed back their learning from the event and influence CAR group colleagues or strategic individuals in their CPP. The underpinning aim of the event was to encourage participants from across the CPPs to meet, talk and share learning, seeking to develop a fledgling Community of Practice amongst the participants ('groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly' (Wenger, 2006)). WWS conceptualised the event (led by Richard Brunner WWS), organised the venue and logistics (led by Lynda Fraser WWS), paid for the whole event, and facilitated the event - except where we had organised activities to be specifically led by partners, where instead we mentored them to do this. WWS (led by Richard Brunner with Hayley Bennett, James Henderson and Claire Bynner WWS) wrote an end-of-event report demonstrating the learning from the event in terms of CAR in practice; public service reform; fostering a community of practice and how practitioners work with evidence; and the outcomes of the evaluation of the event.
Collaborator Contribution In advance of the event partners from Glasgow, Fife, West Dunbartonshire and Aberdeenshire prepared presentations on their collaborative action research projects which they were doing with WWS. At the event they each presented four times to other participants. All participants were given time away from work to attend the event.
Impact Event report "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" published by WWS. After the event insights from Perth were shared by participants in CAR group meetings in all four partner CPPs, and with other local colleagues in at least three of the CPPs. Some Community of Practice relationships were generated across the four CPPs (for example between Fife and Glasgow on Participatory Budgeting, which later fed into a joint visit to Paris to explore PB).
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" What Works Scotland Collaborative Learning Event, Perth, 23-24 Feb 2016 
Organisation Fife Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WWS invited 21 selected participants who were active and key to the progress of the WWS Collaborative Action Research work in the four partner sites. Twenty-one practitioners working for local authorities, housing associations, third sector organisations, and health services participated. Eight WWS staff from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus two PhD students attached to WWS, were involved in organising, facilitating, presenting and recording the event. WWS informed participants in advance that the event was designed to achieve particular learning outcomes that were core to developing the CAR approach, supporting participants' local inquiry work, and achieving the wider WWS project objectives. The event sought to enable partners: To understand and influence national-level learning emerging from the WWS work with the four CPPs; To increase participants' understanding of the Collaborative Action Research/Collaborative Inquiry process being led by WWS; To identify facilitators and barriers to implementing changes in your CPP as a result of partners' local work with WWS; To learn about the local work being done with WWS by fellow practitioners working in the three other CPPs; Intensive training to enhance partners' skills in community engagement and partnership working. The event also sought for partners to understand and influence what WWS is starting to learn from our work with the partners. The event included training on facilitation skills (Oliver Escobar WWS); evaluation methods (Peter Craig WWS); and spread and scale (Nick Bland WWS) and knowledge that will enrich your community engagement and partnership working. The event lasted two days and consisted of a range of dynamic, innovative activities, some co-produced with the participants. All participants were briefed in advance that they would be expected to make an impact back in the CPPs by preparing in Perth to feed back their learning from the event and influence CAR group colleagues or strategic individuals in their CPP. The underpinning aim of the event was to encourage participants from across the CPPs to meet, talk and share learning, seeking to develop a fledgling Community of Practice amongst the participants ('groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly' (Wenger, 2006)). WWS conceptualised the event (led by Richard Brunner WWS), organised the venue and logistics (led by Lynda Fraser WWS), paid for the whole event, and facilitated the event - except where we had organised activities to be specifically led by partners, where instead we mentored them to do this. WWS (led by Richard Brunner with Hayley Bennett, James Henderson and Claire Bynner WWS) wrote an end-of-event report demonstrating the learning from the event in terms of CAR in practice; public service reform; fostering a community of practice and how practitioners work with evidence; and the outcomes of the evaluation of the event.
Collaborator Contribution In advance of the event partners from Glasgow, Fife, West Dunbartonshire and Aberdeenshire prepared presentations on their collaborative action research projects which they were doing with WWS. At the event they each presented four times to other participants. All participants were given time away from work to attend the event.
Impact Event report "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" published by WWS. After the event insights from Perth were shared by participants in CAR group meetings in all four partner CPPs, and with other local colleagues in at least three of the CPPs. Some Community of Practice relationships were generated across the four CPPs (for example between Fife and Glasgow on Participatory Budgeting, which later fed into a joint visit to Paris to explore PB).
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" What Works Scotland Collaborative Learning Event, Perth, 23-24 Feb 2016 
Organisation Foundation Scotland
Country Unknown 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution WWS invited 21 selected participants who were active and key to the progress of the WWS Collaborative Action Research work in the four partner sites. Twenty-one practitioners working for local authorities, housing associations, third sector organisations, and health services participated. Eight WWS staff from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus two PhD students attached to WWS, were involved in organising, facilitating, presenting and recording the event. WWS informed participants in advance that the event was designed to achieve particular learning outcomes that were core to developing the CAR approach, supporting participants' local inquiry work, and achieving the wider WWS project objectives. The event sought to enable partners: To understand and influence national-level learning emerging from the WWS work with the four CPPs; To increase participants' understanding of the Collaborative Action Research/Collaborative Inquiry process being led by WWS; To identify facilitators and barriers to implementing changes in your CPP as a result of partners' local work with WWS; To learn about the local work being done with WWS by fellow practitioners working in the three other CPPs; Intensive training to enhance partners' skills in community engagement and partnership working. The event also sought for partners to understand and influence what WWS is starting to learn from our work with the partners. The event included training on facilitation skills (Oliver Escobar WWS); evaluation methods (Peter Craig WWS); and spread and scale (Nick Bland WWS) and knowledge that will enrich your community engagement and partnership working. The event lasted two days and consisted of a range of dynamic, innovative activities, some co-produced with the participants. All participants were briefed in advance that they would be expected to make an impact back in the CPPs by preparing in Perth to feed back their learning from the event and influence CAR group colleagues or strategic individuals in their CPP. The underpinning aim of the event was to encourage participants from across the CPPs to meet, talk and share learning, seeking to develop a fledgling Community of Practice amongst the participants ('groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly' (Wenger, 2006)). WWS conceptualised the event (led by Richard Brunner WWS), organised the venue and logistics (led by Lynda Fraser WWS), paid for the whole event, and facilitated the event - except where we had organised activities to be specifically led by partners, where instead we mentored them to do this. WWS (led by Richard Brunner with Hayley Bennett, James Henderson and Claire Bynner WWS) wrote an end-of-event report demonstrating the learning from the event in terms of CAR in practice; public service reform; fostering a community of practice and how practitioners work with evidence; and the outcomes of the evaluation of the event.
Collaborator Contribution In advance of the event partners from Glasgow, Fife, West Dunbartonshire and Aberdeenshire prepared presentations on their collaborative action research projects which they were doing with WWS. At the event they each presented four times to other participants. All participants were given time away from work to attend the event.
Impact Event report "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" published by WWS. After the event insights from Perth were shared by participants in CAR group meetings in all four partner CPPs, and with other local colleagues in at least three of the CPPs. Some Community of Practice relationships were generated across the four CPPs (for example between Fife and Glasgow on Participatory Budgeting, which later fed into a joint visit to Paris to explore PB).
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" What Works Scotland Collaborative Learning Event, Perth, 23-24 Feb 2016 
Organisation Glasgow City Council
Department Democratic Services
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WWS invited 21 selected participants who were active and key to the progress of the WWS Collaborative Action Research work in the four partner sites. Twenty-one practitioners working for local authorities, housing associations, third sector organisations, and health services participated. Eight WWS staff from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus two PhD students attached to WWS, were involved in organising, facilitating, presenting and recording the event. WWS informed participants in advance that the event was designed to achieve particular learning outcomes that were core to developing the CAR approach, supporting participants' local inquiry work, and achieving the wider WWS project objectives. The event sought to enable partners: To understand and influence national-level learning emerging from the WWS work with the four CPPs; To increase participants' understanding of the Collaborative Action Research/Collaborative Inquiry process being led by WWS; To identify facilitators and barriers to implementing changes in your CPP as a result of partners' local work with WWS; To learn about the local work being done with WWS by fellow practitioners working in the three other CPPs; Intensive training to enhance partners' skills in community engagement and partnership working. The event also sought for partners to understand and influence what WWS is starting to learn from our work with the partners. The event included training on facilitation skills (Oliver Escobar WWS); evaluation methods (Peter Craig WWS); and spread and scale (Nick Bland WWS) and knowledge that will enrich your community engagement and partnership working. The event lasted two days and consisted of a range of dynamic, innovative activities, some co-produced with the participants. All participants were briefed in advance that they would be expected to make an impact back in the CPPs by preparing in Perth to feed back their learning from the event and influence CAR group colleagues or strategic individuals in their CPP. The underpinning aim of the event was to encourage participants from across the CPPs to meet, talk and share learning, seeking to develop a fledgling Community of Practice amongst the participants ('groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly' (Wenger, 2006)). WWS conceptualised the event (led by Richard Brunner WWS), organised the venue and logistics (led by Lynda Fraser WWS), paid for the whole event, and facilitated the event - except where we had organised activities to be specifically led by partners, where instead we mentored them to do this. WWS (led by Richard Brunner with Hayley Bennett, James Henderson and Claire Bynner WWS) wrote an end-of-event report demonstrating the learning from the event in terms of CAR in practice; public service reform; fostering a community of practice and how practitioners work with evidence; and the outcomes of the evaluation of the event.
Collaborator Contribution In advance of the event partners from Glasgow, Fife, West Dunbartonshire and Aberdeenshire prepared presentations on their collaborative action research projects which they were doing with WWS. At the event they each presented four times to other participants. All participants were given time away from work to attend the event.
Impact Event report "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" published by WWS. After the event insights from Perth were shared by participants in CAR group meetings in all four partner CPPs, and with other local colleagues in at least three of the CPPs. Some Community of Practice relationships were generated across the four CPPs (for example between Fife and Glasgow on Participatory Budgeting, which later fed into a joint visit to Paris to explore PB).
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" What Works Scotland Collaborative Learning Event, Perth, 23-24 Feb 2016 
Organisation NG Homes
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution WWS invited 21 selected participants who were active and key to the progress of the WWS Collaborative Action Research work in the four partner sites. Twenty-one practitioners working for local authorities, housing associations, third sector organisations, and health services participated. Eight WWS staff from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus two PhD students attached to WWS, were involved in organising, facilitating, presenting and recording the event. WWS informed participants in advance that the event was designed to achieve particular learning outcomes that were core to developing the CAR approach, supporting participants' local inquiry work, and achieving the wider WWS project objectives. The event sought to enable partners: To understand and influence national-level learning emerging from the WWS work with the four CPPs; To increase participants' understanding of the Collaborative Action Research/Collaborative Inquiry process being led by WWS; To identify facilitators and barriers to implementing changes in your CPP as a result of partners' local work with WWS; To learn about the local work being done with WWS by fellow practitioners working in the three other CPPs; Intensive training to enhance partners' skills in community engagement and partnership working. The event also sought for partners to understand and influence what WWS is starting to learn from our work with the partners. The event included training on facilitation skills (Oliver Escobar WWS); evaluation methods (Peter Craig WWS); and spread and scale (Nick Bland WWS) and knowledge that will enrich your community engagement and partnership working. The event lasted two days and consisted of a range of dynamic, innovative activities, some co-produced with the participants. All participants were briefed in advance that they would be expected to make an impact back in the CPPs by preparing in Perth to feed back their learning from the event and influence CAR group colleagues or strategic individuals in their CPP. The underpinning aim of the event was to encourage participants from across the CPPs to meet, talk and share learning, seeking to develop a fledgling Community of Practice amongst the participants ('groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly' (Wenger, 2006)). WWS conceptualised the event (led by Richard Brunner WWS), organised the venue and logistics (led by Lynda Fraser WWS), paid for the whole event, and facilitated the event - except where we had organised activities to be specifically led by partners, where instead we mentored them to do this. WWS (led by Richard Brunner with Hayley Bennett, James Henderson and Claire Bynner WWS) wrote an end-of-event report demonstrating the learning from the event in terms of CAR in practice; public service reform; fostering a community of practice and how practitioners work with evidence; and the outcomes of the evaluation of the event.
Collaborator Contribution In advance of the event partners from Glasgow, Fife, West Dunbartonshire and Aberdeenshire prepared presentations on their collaborative action research projects which they were doing with WWS. At the event they each presented four times to other participants. All participants were given time away from work to attend the event.
Impact Event report "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" published by WWS. After the event insights from Perth were shared by participants in CAR group meetings in all four partner CPPs, and with other local colleagues in at least three of the CPPs. Some Community of Practice relationships were generated across the four CPPs (for example between Fife and Glasgow on Participatory Budgeting, which later fed into a joint visit to Paris to explore PB).
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" What Works Scotland Collaborative Learning Event, Perth, 23-24 Feb 2016 
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution WWS invited 21 selected participants who were active and key to the progress of the WWS Collaborative Action Research work in the four partner sites. Twenty-one practitioners working for local authorities, housing associations, third sector organisations, and health services participated. Eight WWS staff from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus two PhD students attached to WWS, were involved in organising, facilitating, presenting and recording the event. WWS informed participants in advance that the event was designed to achieve particular learning outcomes that were core to developing the CAR approach, supporting participants' local inquiry work, and achieving the wider WWS project objectives. The event sought to enable partners: To understand and influence national-level learning emerging from the WWS work with the four CPPs; To increase participants' understanding of the Collaborative Action Research/Collaborative Inquiry process being led by WWS; To identify facilitators and barriers to implementing changes in your CPP as a result of partners' local work with WWS; To learn about the local work being done with WWS by fellow practitioners working in the three other CPPs; Intensive training to enhance partners' skills in community engagement and partnership working. The event also sought for partners to understand and influence what WWS is starting to learn from our work with the partners. The event included training on facilitation skills (Oliver Escobar WWS); evaluation methods (Peter Craig WWS); and spread and scale (Nick Bland WWS) and knowledge that will enrich your community engagement and partnership working. The event lasted two days and consisted of a range of dynamic, innovative activities, some co-produced with the participants. All participants were briefed in advance that they would be expected to make an impact back in the CPPs by preparing in Perth to feed back their learning from the event and influence CAR group colleagues or strategic individuals in their CPP. The underpinning aim of the event was to encourage participants from across the CPPs to meet, talk and share learning, seeking to develop a fledgling Community of Practice amongst the participants ('groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly' (Wenger, 2006)). WWS conceptualised the event (led by Richard Brunner WWS), organised the venue and logistics (led by Lynda Fraser WWS), paid for the whole event, and facilitated the event - except where we had organised activities to be specifically led by partners, where instead we mentored them to do this. WWS (led by Richard Brunner with Hayley Bennett, James Henderson and Claire Bynner WWS) wrote an end-of-event report demonstrating the learning from the event in terms of CAR in practice; public service reform; fostering a community of practice and how practitioners work with evidence; and the outcomes of the evaluation of the event.
Collaborator Contribution In advance of the event partners from Glasgow, Fife, West Dunbartonshire and Aberdeenshire prepared presentations on their collaborative action research projects which they were doing with WWS. At the event they each presented four times to other participants. All participants were given time away from work to attend the event.
Impact Event report "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" published by WWS. After the event insights from Perth were shared by participants in CAR group meetings in all four partner CPPs, and with other local colleagues in at least three of the CPPs. Some Community of Practice relationships were generated across the four CPPs (for example between Fife and Glasgow on Participatory Budgeting, which later fed into a joint visit to Paris to explore PB).
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" What Works Scotland Collaborative Learning Event, Perth, 23-24 Feb 2016 
Organisation West Dunbartonshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WWS invited 21 selected participants who were active and key to the progress of the WWS Collaborative Action Research work in the four partner sites. Twenty-one practitioners working for local authorities, housing associations, third sector organisations, and health services participated. Eight WWS staff from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus two PhD students attached to WWS, were involved in organising, facilitating, presenting and recording the event. WWS informed participants in advance that the event was designed to achieve particular learning outcomes that were core to developing the CAR approach, supporting participants' local inquiry work, and achieving the wider WWS project objectives. The event sought to enable partners: To understand and influence national-level learning emerging from the WWS work with the four CPPs; To increase participants' understanding of the Collaborative Action Research/Collaborative Inquiry process being led by WWS; To identify facilitators and barriers to implementing changes in your CPP as a result of partners' local work with WWS; To learn about the local work being done with WWS by fellow practitioners working in the three other CPPs; Intensive training to enhance partners' skills in community engagement and partnership working. The event also sought for partners to understand and influence what WWS is starting to learn from our work with the partners. The event included training on facilitation skills (Oliver Escobar WWS); evaluation methods (Peter Craig WWS); and spread and scale (Nick Bland WWS) and knowledge that will enrich your community engagement and partnership working. The event lasted two days and consisted of a range of dynamic, innovative activities, some co-produced with the participants. All participants were briefed in advance that they would be expected to make an impact back in the CPPs by preparing in Perth to feed back their learning from the event and influence CAR group colleagues or strategic individuals in their CPP. The underpinning aim of the event was to encourage participants from across the CPPs to meet, talk and share learning, seeking to develop a fledgling Community of Practice amongst the participants ('groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly' (Wenger, 2006)). WWS conceptualised the event (led by Richard Brunner WWS), organised the venue and logistics (led by Lynda Fraser WWS), paid for the whole event, and facilitated the event - except where we had organised activities to be specifically led by partners, where instead we mentored them to do this. WWS (led by Richard Brunner with Hayley Bennett, James Henderson and Claire Bynner WWS) wrote an end-of-event report demonstrating the learning from the event in terms of CAR in practice; public service reform; fostering a community of practice and how practitioners work with evidence; and the outcomes of the evaluation of the event.
Collaborator Contribution In advance of the event partners from Glasgow, Fife, West Dunbartonshire and Aberdeenshire prepared presentations on their collaborative action research projects which they were doing with WWS. At the event they each presented four times to other participants. All participants were given time away from work to attend the event.
Impact Event report "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" published by WWS. After the event insights from Perth were shared by participants in CAR group meetings in all four partner CPPs, and with other local colleagues in at least three of the CPPs. Some Community of Practice relationships were generated across the four CPPs (for example between Fife and Glasgow on Participatory Budgeting, which later fed into a joint visit to Paris to explore PB).
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" What Works Scotland Collaborative Learning Event, Perth, 23-24 Feb 2016 
Organisation West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution WWS invited 21 selected participants who were active and key to the progress of the WWS Collaborative Action Research work in the four partner sites. Twenty-one practitioners working for local authorities, housing associations, third sector organisations, and health services participated. Eight WWS staff from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus two PhD students attached to WWS, were involved in organising, facilitating, presenting and recording the event. WWS informed participants in advance that the event was designed to achieve particular learning outcomes that were core to developing the CAR approach, supporting participants' local inquiry work, and achieving the wider WWS project objectives. The event sought to enable partners: To understand and influence national-level learning emerging from the WWS work with the four CPPs; To increase participants' understanding of the Collaborative Action Research/Collaborative Inquiry process being led by WWS; To identify facilitators and barriers to implementing changes in your CPP as a result of partners' local work with WWS; To learn about the local work being done with WWS by fellow practitioners working in the three other CPPs; Intensive training to enhance partners' skills in community engagement and partnership working. The event also sought for partners to understand and influence what WWS is starting to learn from our work with the partners. The event included training on facilitation skills (Oliver Escobar WWS); evaluation methods (Peter Craig WWS); and spread and scale (Nick Bland WWS) and knowledge that will enrich your community engagement and partnership working. The event lasted two days and consisted of a range of dynamic, innovative activities, some co-produced with the participants. All participants were briefed in advance that they would be expected to make an impact back in the CPPs by preparing in Perth to feed back their learning from the event and influence CAR group colleagues or strategic individuals in their CPP. The underpinning aim of the event was to encourage participants from across the CPPs to meet, talk and share learning, seeking to develop a fledgling Community of Practice amongst the participants ('groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly' (Wenger, 2006)). WWS conceptualised the event (led by Richard Brunner WWS), organised the venue and logistics (led by Lynda Fraser WWS), paid for the whole event, and facilitated the event - except where we had organised activities to be specifically led by partners, where instead we mentored them to do this. WWS (led by Richard Brunner with Hayley Bennett, James Henderson and Claire Bynner WWS) wrote an end-of-event report demonstrating the learning from the event in terms of CAR in practice; public service reform; fostering a community of practice and how practitioners work with evidence; and the outcomes of the evaluation of the event.
Collaborator Contribution In advance of the event partners from Glasgow, Fife, West Dunbartonshire and Aberdeenshire prepared presentations on their collaborative action research projects which they were doing with WWS. At the event they each presented four times to other participants. All participants were given time away from work to attend the event.
Impact Event report "Challenge current practice and assumptions! Make waves!!" published by WWS. After the event insights from Perth were shared by participants in CAR group meetings in all four partner CPPs, and with other local colleagues in at least three of the CPPs. Some Community of Practice relationships were generated across the four CPPs (for example between Fife and Glasgow on Participatory Budgeting, which later fed into a joint visit to Paris to explore PB).
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Think Yes' Programme 
Organisation Glasgow Housing Association
Department The Wheatley Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We hosted a seminar on the think yes programme with GHA and then wrote web-based outputs that led to ongoing interest from other partners e.g. Scottish Government and Voluntary Action Scotland. This has stimulated wider interest in workforce development and culture change in public service organisations (through the empowerment of the front line).
Collaborator Contribution GHA explained the evolution and impact of the think yes campaign in a seminar and in supporting documents and then approved out outputs associated with this work - with a view to sharing and evolving the ideas contained within think yes (e.g. the leadership thinker David Marquet).
Impact Round table discussion between Wheatley Group members and Academics Blog published
Start Year 2015
 
Description 'What do citizens want?' WWS / Carnegie UK Trust 
Organisation Carnegie Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Supervising and collaborating with Carnegie UK researcher Jenny Brotchie, who's been awarded a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh to carry out this project with us under the What Works Scotland programme. We are also contributing research facilities and access to university resources
Collaborator Contribution Carnegie UK Trust contributes £15000 as well as Jenny Brotchie's time to conduct the research. The other partners are assisting with recruiting participants and hosting research workshops and interviews.
Impact In progress
Start Year 2017
 
Description 'What do citizens want?' WWS / Carnegie UK Trust 
Organisation Linkgroup
Country Australia 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supervising and collaborating with Carnegie UK researcher Jenny Brotchie, who's been awarded a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh to carry out this project with us under the What Works Scotland programme. We are also contributing research facilities and access to university resources
Collaborator Contribution Carnegie UK Trust contributes £15000 as well as Jenny Brotchie's time to conduct the research. The other partners are assisting with recruiting participants and hosting research workshops and interviews.
Impact In progress
Start Year 2017
 
Description 'What do citizens want?' WWS / Carnegie UK Trust 
Organisation Loretto Housing Association Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supervising and collaborating with Carnegie UK researcher Jenny Brotchie, who's been awarded a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh to carry out this project with us under the What Works Scotland programme. We are also contributing research facilities and access to university resources
Collaborator Contribution Carnegie UK Trust contributes £15000 as well as Jenny Brotchie's time to conduct the research. The other partners are assisting with recruiting participants and hosting research workshops and interviews.
Impact In progress
Start Year 2017
 
Description Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and What Works Scotland: Putting Christie into Action 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership
Department Translational Immunology Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitating a range of collaborative inquiring activity in relation to 'Putting Christie into Action' : including -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers; -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) - and co-production of event report -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention); Participatory Discussions Groups (Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan; Comunity Capaicty-Building; Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry); Co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' ... Co-production of a Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Report (forthcoming) Note: Aberdeenshire CPP includes approx. 15 partner organisations approx. with key ones here: Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Grampian, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, Aberdeen Voluntary Action, and Aberdeenshire Rural Partnerships.
Collaborator Contribution Participation across the collaborative inquiring activities listed above: -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers ... 9 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) ... approx. 35 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention) ... approx. 45 participants -Participatory Discussions Groups: ...Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan - 9 participants; ...Comunity Capaicty-Building - 10 participants ...Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry - 3 participants -supporting 'co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' (5 participants so far)
Impact Range of events as listed above. Multi-disciplinary as illustrated by the CPP partners liisted in (3) above across a range of public sector organisations and services, and third sector bodiies. Outcomes so far relate to improving knowledge across the CPP, both centrally and locally, of present understandings of partnership-working, community participation, preventing inequalities and improving performance - both local knowledge and practice and national aspirations for policy and practice. Reports - co-produced: Scoping report (2015); Multi-layer preventative parntership-working report (2018); Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Governance' - forthcoming; and potential for a series of reflective blog-pieces ... (forhtcoming in 2018); and contribution to Final WWS Conference .....
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and What Works Scotland: Putting Christie into Action 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitating a range of collaborative inquiring activity in relation to 'Putting Christie into Action' : including -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers; -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) - and co-production of event report -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention); Participatory Discussions Groups (Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan; Comunity Capaicty-Building; Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry); Co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' ... Co-production of a Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Report (forthcoming) Note: Aberdeenshire CPP includes approx. 15 partner organisations approx. with key ones here: Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Grampian, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, Aberdeen Voluntary Action, and Aberdeenshire Rural Partnerships.
Collaborator Contribution Participation across the collaborative inquiring activities listed above: -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers ... 9 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) ... approx. 35 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention) ... approx. 45 participants -Participatory Discussions Groups: ...Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan - 9 participants; ...Comunity Capaicty-Building - 10 participants ...Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry - 3 participants -supporting 'co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' (5 participants so far)
Impact Range of events as listed above. Multi-disciplinary as illustrated by the CPP partners liisted in (3) above across a range of public sector organisations and services, and third sector bodiies. Outcomes so far relate to improving knowledge across the CPP, both centrally and locally, of present understandings of partnership-working, community participation, preventing inequalities and improving performance - both local knowledge and practice and national aspirations for policy and practice. Reports - co-produced: Scoping report (2015); Multi-layer preventative parntership-working report (2018); Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Governance' - forthcoming; and potential for a series of reflective blog-pieces ... (forhtcoming in 2018); and contribution to Final WWS Conference .....
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and What Works Scotland: Putting Christie into Action 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitating a range of collaborative inquiring activity in relation to 'Putting Christie into Action' : including -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers; -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) - and co-production of event report -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention); Participatory Discussions Groups (Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan; Comunity Capaicty-Building; Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry); Co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' ... Co-production of a Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Report (forthcoming) Note: Aberdeenshire CPP includes approx. 15 partner organisations approx. with key ones here: Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Grampian, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, Aberdeen Voluntary Action, and Aberdeenshire Rural Partnerships.
Collaborator Contribution Participation across the collaborative inquiring activities listed above: -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers ... 9 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) ... approx. 35 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention) ... approx. 45 participants -Participatory Discussions Groups: ...Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan - 9 participants; ...Comunity Capaicty-Building - 10 participants ...Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry - 3 participants -supporting 'co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' (5 participants so far)
Impact Range of events as listed above. Multi-disciplinary as illustrated by the CPP partners liisted in (3) above across a range of public sector organisations and services, and third sector bodiies. Outcomes so far relate to improving knowledge across the CPP, both centrally and locally, of present understandings of partnership-working, community participation, preventing inequalities and improving performance - both local knowledge and practice and national aspirations for policy and practice. Reports - co-produced: Scoping report (2015); Multi-layer preventative parntership-working report (2018); Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Governance' - forthcoming; and potential for a series of reflective blog-pieces ... (forhtcoming in 2018); and contribution to Final WWS Conference .....
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and What Works Scotland: Putting Christie into Action 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Rural Partnerships
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitating a range of collaborative inquiring activity in relation to 'Putting Christie into Action' : including -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers; -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) - and co-production of event report -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention); Participatory Discussions Groups (Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan; Comunity Capaicty-Building; Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry); Co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' ... Co-production of a Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Report (forthcoming) Note: Aberdeenshire CPP includes approx. 15 partner organisations approx. with key ones here: Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Grampian, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, Aberdeen Voluntary Action, and Aberdeenshire Rural Partnerships.
Collaborator Contribution Participation across the collaborative inquiring activities listed above: -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers ... 9 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) ... approx. 35 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention) ... approx. 45 participants -Participatory Discussions Groups: ...Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan - 9 participants; ...Comunity Capaicty-Building - 10 participants ...Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry - 3 participants -supporting 'co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' (5 participants so far)
Impact Range of events as listed above. Multi-disciplinary as illustrated by the CPP partners liisted in (3) above across a range of public sector organisations and services, and third sector bodiies. Outcomes so far relate to improving knowledge across the CPP, both centrally and locally, of present understandings of partnership-working, community participation, preventing inequalities and improving performance - both local knowledge and practice and national aspirations for policy and practice. Reports - co-produced: Scoping report (2015); Multi-layer preventative parntership-working report (2018); Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Governance' - forthcoming; and potential for a series of reflective blog-pieces ... (forhtcoming in 2018); and contribution to Final WWS Conference .....
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and What Works Scotland: Putting Christie into Action 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Facilitating a range of collaborative inquiring activity in relation to 'Putting Christie into Action' : including -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers; -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) - and co-production of event report -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention); Participatory Discussions Groups (Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan; Comunity Capaicty-Building; Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry); Co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' ... Co-production of a Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Report (forthcoming) Note: Aberdeenshire CPP includes approx. 15 partner organisations approx. with key ones here: Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Grampian, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, Aberdeen Voluntary Action, and Aberdeenshire Rural Partnerships.
Collaborator Contribution Participation across the collaborative inquiring activities listed above: -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers ... 9 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) ... approx. 35 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention) ... approx. 45 participants -Participatory Discussions Groups: ...Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan - 9 participants; ...Comunity Capaicty-Building - 10 participants ...Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry - 3 participants -supporting 'co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' (5 participants so far)
Impact Range of events as listed above. Multi-disciplinary as illustrated by the CPP partners liisted in (3) above across a range of public sector organisations and services, and third sector bodiies. Outcomes so far relate to improving knowledge across the CPP, both centrally and locally, of present understandings of partnership-working, community participation, preventing inequalities and improving performance - both local knowledge and practice and national aspirations for policy and practice. Reports - co-produced: Scoping report (2015); Multi-layer preventative parntership-working report (2018); Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Governance' - forthcoming; and potential for a series of reflective blog-pieces ... (forhtcoming in 2018); and contribution to Final WWS Conference .....
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and What Works Scotland: Putting Christie into Action 
Organisation NHS Grampian
Department Aberdeenshire Community Health Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitating a range of collaborative inquiring activity in relation to 'Putting Christie into Action' : including -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers; -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) - and co-production of event report -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention); Participatory Discussions Groups (Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan; Comunity Capaicty-Building; Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry); Co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' ... Co-production of a Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Report (forthcoming) Note: Aberdeenshire CPP includes approx. 15 partner organisations approx. with key ones here: Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Grampian, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, Aberdeen Voluntary Action, and Aberdeenshire Rural Partnerships.
Collaborator Contribution Participation across the collaborative inquiring activities listed above: -scoping meetings (2) with Community Planning Officers ... 9 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Partnership and Participation) ... approx. 35 participants -Collaborative Learning Day (Prevention) ... approx. 45 participants -Participatory Discussions Groups: ...Alcohol Reduction Prioirity Local Outcomes Improvement Plan - 9 participants; ...Comunity Capaicty-Building - 10 participants ...Learning from a Community Links Worker Inquiry - 3 participants -supporting 'co-production' of a Learning Report on 'Multi-layered Preventative Partnership-working' (5 participants so far)
Impact Range of events as listed above. Multi-disciplinary as illustrated by the CPP partners liisted in (3) above across a range of public sector organisations and services, and third sector bodiies. Outcomes so far relate to improving knowledge across the CPP, both centrally and locally, of present understandings of partnership-working, community participation, preventing inequalities and improving performance - both local knowledge and practice and national aspirations for policy and practice. Reports - co-produced: Scoping report (2015); Multi-layer preventative parntership-working report (2018); Final Learning Report on 'Frontiers of Emerging Collaborative Governance' - forthcoming; and potential for a series of reflective blog-pieces ... (forhtcoming in 2018); and contribution to Final WWS Conference .....
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership: Development Work with CPP Board and Executive 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Council
Department Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WWS Researchers have: -facilitated 2 Development Days with CPP Board and Executive -presentations and discussion with Aberdeenshire CPP Board at Board meetings - Sept 2015, Nov 2015, March 2016, June 2016, Sept 2016, Dec 2016 -informal interviewing with CPP Board members to generate a scoping report -ongoing meetings and discussions with CPP Strategic Development Team -supported work of: CPP Internal Review Team (from Sept 2016); and CPP Executive Sub-group on the LOIP
Collaborator Contribution Extensive participation across the activities described above across CPP including from: CPP Strategic Development Team; Police Scotland; Scottish Fire and Rescue Services; NHS Grampian; Aberdeenshire Council (variois departments/services); Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action; Aberdeenshire Rural Partnerships; Skills Development Scotland; Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Impact See Aberdeenshire CPP Board Papers 2015 and 2016 that detials WWS' ongoing involvement and presentations: http://www.ouraberdeenshire.org.uk/resources-and-useful-links/board-papers-agendas/. Summary of learning to be included in Aberdeenshire Final Report on Issues for emerging collaborative governance (forthcoming).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership: Scoping a Stragic Approach to Community Capacity-Building 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Council
Department Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WWS researchers have undertaken a range of scoping work since early 2016 with the Health and Social Care Partnership Lead for Community Capacity-Building. This builds from the Aberdeenshire Community Links Worker Inquiry - see separate entry in 'Collaborations and Partnerships' - and has so far included: -individual discussions with the HSCP Lead (and on one occasion HSCP Chief Officer) - 4 meetings - and related scoping resaerch by WWS -support for the Community Health in Partnership Team (who work with the Lead on this area of working) - involvement in 5 meetings -Discussion Group across the Community Planning Partners (Nov 2016) involving 10 staff and related organisations -access to a draft WWS Evidence Review on Rural Community Capacity-building for Health and Well-being ... From 2017: scoping meeting with two Scottish Government officers re. a relevant national programme (WWS only); ongoing discussion with HSCP strategic manager ...
Collaborator Contribution see section above
Impact Discussion Group on Community Capacity-Building across CPP (Nov 2016) - Aberdeenshire HSCP; Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership; Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action; Aberdeenshire Rural Partnerships; Aberdeenshire Council; Friends of Insch Hospital and Community .... Case-study in the Aberdeenshire Preventative Partnership-working report (2018) ... potential further contribution at WWS final conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership: Scoping a Stragic Approach to Community Capacity-Building 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WWS researchers have undertaken a range of scoping work since early 2016 with the Health and Social Care Partnership Lead for Community Capacity-Building. This builds from the Aberdeenshire Community Links Worker Inquiry - see separate entry in 'Collaborations and Partnerships' - and has so far included: -individual discussions with the HSCP Lead (and on one occasion HSCP Chief Officer) - 4 meetings - and related scoping resaerch by WWS -support for the Community Health in Partnership Team (who work with the Lead on this area of working) - involvement in 5 meetings -Discussion Group across the Community Planning Partners (Nov 2016) involving 10 staff and related organisations -access to a draft WWS Evidence Review on Rural Community Capacity-building for Health and Well-being ... From 2017: scoping meeting with two Scottish Government officers re. a relevant national programme (WWS only); ongoing discussion with HSCP strategic manager ...
Collaborator Contribution see section above
Impact Discussion Group on Community Capacity-Building across CPP (Nov 2016) - Aberdeenshire HSCP; Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership; Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action; Aberdeenshire Rural Partnerships; Aberdeenshire Council; Friends of Insch Hospital and Community .... Case-study in the Aberdeenshire Preventative Partnership-working report (2018) ... potential further contribution at WWS final conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description Aberdeenshire Heath and Social Care Partnership and What Works Scotland Community Capacity Building Inquiry Team 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitating Inquiry Team and providing suitable levels of collaborative action research support and related expertise to this multi-disciplinary team in order to: (1) research and generate a report on Community Links Worker model in Insch - and disseminate the learning from this report (Cycle 1) (2) construct an initial Research Brief for Cycle 2 Inquiry on Community LInks Worker model and reducing inequality
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative action research activity - scoping and planning (Cycles 1 and 2); interviews, desk research, study visit, analysis, participatory analysis; report writing, stakeholder dissemination planning, partnership-building; participatory consultation work; shared learning events
Impact Multi-disciplinary inquiry team includes: improvement officers; community worker; development manager; public health officer; Health and Social Care Partnership policy and strategy, Community Planning Partnership Strategic Development Officer Outcomes so far: Inquiry Team members built understanding of Collaborative Action Research and of Community Capacity-Building Team members provided facilitation at a Collaborative Learning event. Cycle 1 Research Report completed and disseminated ... In 2017, Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action and What Works Scotland used the report to influence the Scottish Government and Voluntary Health Scotland research into the National Community Links Worker Programme. There is potential for the team to contribute to the WWS Final Conference Cycle 2 Research Brief (draft) established Dissemination of learning through: participatory consultation process; Strategy Discussion Group with the Health and Social Care Partnership Supporting Health and Social Care Partnership in considering further their Strategic Approach to Community Capacity-Building
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire Heath and Social Care Partnership and What Works Scotland Community Capacity Building Inquiry Team 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitating Inquiry Team and providing suitable levels of collaborative action research support and related expertise to this multi-disciplinary team in order to: (1) research and generate a report on Community Links Worker model in Insch - and disseminate the learning from this report (Cycle 1) (2) construct an initial Research Brief for Cycle 2 Inquiry on Community LInks Worker model and reducing inequality
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative action research activity - scoping and planning (Cycles 1 and 2); interviews, desk research, study visit, analysis, participatory analysis; report writing, stakeholder dissemination planning, partnership-building; participatory consultation work; shared learning events
Impact Multi-disciplinary inquiry team includes: improvement officers; community worker; development manager; public health officer; Health and Social Care Partnership policy and strategy, Community Planning Partnership Strategic Development Officer Outcomes so far: Inquiry Team members built understanding of Collaborative Action Research and of Community Capacity-Building Team members provided facilitation at a Collaborative Learning event. Cycle 1 Research Report completed and disseminated ... In 2017, Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action and What Works Scotland used the report to influence the Scottish Government and Voluntary Health Scotland research into the National Community Links Worker Programme. There is potential for the team to contribute to the WWS Final Conference Cycle 2 Research Brief (draft) established Dissemination of learning through: participatory consultation process; Strategy Discussion Group with the Health and Social Care Partnership Supporting Health and Social Care Partnership in considering further their Strategic Approach to Community Capacity-Building
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire Heath and Social Care Partnership and What Works Scotland Community Capacity Building Inquiry Team 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Facilitating Inquiry Team and providing suitable levels of collaborative action research support and related expertise to this multi-disciplinary team in order to: (1) research and generate a report on Community Links Worker model in Insch - and disseminate the learning from this report (Cycle 1) (2) construct an initial Research Brief for Cycle 2 Inquiry on Community LInks Worker model and reducing inequality
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative action research activity - scoping and planning (Cycles 1 and 2); interviews, desk research, study visit, analysis, participatory analysis; report writing, stakeholder dissemination planning, partnership-building; participatory consultation work; shared learning events
Impact Multi-disciplinary inquiry team includes: improvement officers; community worker; development manager; public health officer; Health and Social Care Partnership policy and strategy, Community Planning Partnership Strategic Development Officer Outcomes so far: Inquiry Team members built understanding of Collaborative Action Research and of Community Capacity-Building Team members provided facilitation at a Collaborative Learning event. Cycle 1 Research Report completed and disseminated ... In 2017, Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action and What Works Scotland used the report to influence the Scottish Government and Voluntary Health Scotland research into the National Community Links Worker Programme. There is potential for the team to contribute to the WWS Final Conference Cycle 2 Research Brief (draft) established Dissemination of learning through: participatory consultation process; Strategy Discussion Group with the Health and Social Care Partnership Supporting Health and Social Care Partnership in considering further their Strategic Approach to Community Capacity-Building
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire Heath and Social Care Partnership and What Works Scotland Community Capacity Building Inquiry Team 
Organisation NHS Grampian
Department Aberdeenshire Community Health Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitating Inquiry Team and providing suitable levels of collaborative action research support and related expertise to this multi-disciplinary team in order to: (1) research and generate a report on Community Links Worker model in Insch - and disseminate the learning from this report (Cycle 1) (2) construct an initial Research Brief for Cycle 2 Inquiry on Community LInks Worker model and reducing inequality
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative action research activity - scoping and planning (Cycles 1 and 2); interviews, desk research, study visit, analysis, participatory analysis; report writing, stakeholder dissemination planning, partnership-building; participatory consultation work; shared learning events
Impact Multi-disciplinary inquiry team includes: improvement officers; community worker; development manager; public health officer; Health and Social Care Partnership policy and strategy, Community Planning Partnership Strategic Development Officer Outcomes so far: Inquiry Team members built understanding of Collaborative Action Research and of Community Capacity-Building Team members provided facilitation at a Collaborative Learning event. Cycle 1 Research Report completed and disseminated ... In 2017, Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action and What Works Scotland used the report to influence the Scottish Government and Voluntary Health Scotland research into the National Community Links Worker Programme. There is potential for the team to contribute to the WWS Final Conference Cycle 2 Research Brief (draft) established Dissemination of learning through: participatory consultation process; Strategy Discussion Group with the Health and Social Care Partnership Supporting Health and Social Care Partnership in considering further their Strategic Approach to Community Capacity-Building
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire Heath and Social Care Partnership and What Works Scotland Community Capacity Building Inquiry Team 
Organisation NHS Grampian
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitating Inquiry Team and providing suitable levels of collaborative action research support and related expertise to this multi-disciplinary team in order to: (1) research and generate a report on Community Links Worker model in Insch - and disseminate the learning from this report (Cycle 1) (2) construct an initial Research Brief for Cycle 2 Inquiry on Community LInks Worker model and reducing inequality
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative action research activity - scoping and planning (Cycles 1 and 2); interviews, desk research, study visit, analysis, participatory analysis; report writing, stakeholder dissemination planning, partnership-building; participatory consultation work; shared learning events
Impact Multi-disciplinary inquiry team includes: improvement officers; community worker; development manager; public health officer; Health and Social Care Partnership policy and strategy, Community Planning Partnership Strategic Development Officer Outcomes so far: Inquiry Team members built understanding of Collaborative Action Research and of Community Capacity-Building Team members provided facilitation at a Collaborative Learning event. Cycle 1 Research Report completed and disseminated ... In 2017, Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action and What Works Scotland used the report to influence the Scottish Government and Voluntary Health Scotland research into the National Community Links Worker Programme. There is potential for the team to contribute to the WWS Final Conference Cycle 2 Research Brief (draft) established Dissemination of learning through: participatory consultation process; Strategy Discussion Group with the Health and Social Care Partnership Supporting Health and Social Care Partnership in considering further their Strategic Approach to Community Capacity-Building
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire: Beyond Action Learning - a collaborative inquiry into skills that support collaborative approaches 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Council
Department Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A Collaborative inquiry between two faciitators and WWS of a collaborative learning programme - involving action learning sets and improvement tools - undertaken by the Aberdeenshire Community Helath Partnership (now Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership). The inquiry has explored their approach to the project and what others concerned for collaborative learning and facilitation and for collaborative approaches to public service reform might learn from it. Dissemination and communication of that learning is now under way - use of Blog-piece, twitter and so on to disseminate the report. Meeting with Chief Officer of Aberdeenshire Helath and Social Care Partnership ... potential contribution to WWS final conference
Collaborator Contribution Two facilitatars are from Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian respectively and thus part of Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership and Aberdeenshire CPP. Consultation on the draft report took place with those in both the HSCP and CPP and learning is to be shared within both as well as more widely across Scotland.
Impact A Learning Report A consultation on the draft, and then further learning, dissemination and communication activities (still developing).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Aberdeenshire: Beyond Action Learning - a collaborative inquiry into skills that support collaborative approaches 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A Collaborative inquiry between two faciitators and WWS of a collaborative learning programme - involving action learning sets and improvement tools - undertaken by the Aberdeenshire Community Helath Partnership (now Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership). The inquiry has explored their approach to the project and what others concerned for collaborative learning and facilitation and for collaborative approaches to public service reform might learn from it. Dissemination and communication of that learning is now under way - use of Blog-piece, twitter and so on to disseminate the report. Meeting with Chief Officer of Aberdeenshire Helath and Social Care Partnership ... potential contribution to WWS final conference
Collaborator Contribution Two facilitatars are from Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian respectively and thus part of Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership and Aberdeenshire CPP. Consultation on the draft report took place with those in both the HSCP and CPP and learning is to be shared within both as well as more widely across Scotland.
Impact A Learning Report A consultation on the draft, and then further learning, dissemination and communication activities (still developing).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Challenge Poverty Week: On-line collaboration 
Organisation Edinburgh Napier University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Set up and managed on-line platform, recruited partners, published and promoted contributions on poverty research in Scotland. Wrote a contribution.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contributed a short blog piece on research or policy viewpoint into aspects of poverty in Scotland. Many partners also promoted the collection.
Impact 25 blog contributions covering various aspects of poverty. As of 10.3.16 the site has received 3,692 views from 1,716 different visitors from 22 different countries.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Challenge Poverty Week: On-line collaboration 
Organisation Glasgow Caledonian University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Set up and managed on-line platform, recruited partners, published and promoted contributions on poverty research in Scotland. Wrote a contribution.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contributed a short blog piece on research or policy viewpoint into aspects of poverty in Scotland. Many partners also promoted the collection.
Impact 25 blog contributions covering various aspects of poverty. As of 10.3.16 the site has received 3,692 views from 1,716 different visitors from 22 different countries.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Challenge Poverty Week: On-line collaboration 
Organisation Heriot-Watt University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Set up and managed on-line platform, recruited partners, published and promoted contributions on poverty research in Scotland. Wrote a contribution.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contributed a short blog piece on research or policy viewpoint into aspects of poverty in Scotland. Many partners also promoted the collection.
Impact 25 blog contributions covering various aspects of poverty. As of 10.3.16 the site has received 3,692 views from 1,716 different visitors from 22 different countries.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Challenge Poverty Week: On-line collaboration 
Organisation New Policy Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Set up and managed on-line platform, recruited partners, published and promoted contributions on poverty research in Scotland. Wrote a contribution.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contributed a short blog piece on research or policy viewpoint into aspects of poverty in Scotland. Many partners also promoted the collection.
Impact 25 blog contributions covering various aspects of poverty. As of 10.3.16 the site has received 3,692 views from 1,716 different visitors from 22 different countries.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Challenge Poverty Week: On-line collaboration 
Organisation Open University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Set up and managed on-line platform, recruited partners, published and promoted contributions on poverty research in Scotland. Wrote a contribution.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contributed a short blog piece on research or policy viewpoint into aspects of poverty in Scotland. Many partners also promoted the collection.
Impact 25 blog contributions covering various aspects of poverty. As of 10.3.16 the site has received 3,692 views from 1,716 different visitors from 22 different countries.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Challenge Poverty Week: On-line collaboration 
Organisation Oxfam GB
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Set up and managed on-line platform, recruited partners, published and promoted contributions on poverty research in Scotland. Wrote a contribution.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contributed a short blog piece on research or policy viewpoint into aspects of poverty in Scotland. Many partners also promoted the collection.
Impact 25 blog contributions covering various aspects of poverty. As of 10.3.16 the site has received 3,692 views from 1,716 different visitors from 22 different countries.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Challenge Poverty Week: On-line collaboration 
Organisation Robert Gordon University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Set up and managed on-line platform, recruited partners, published and promoted contributions on poverty research in Scotland. Wrote a contribution.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contributed a short blog piece on research or policy viewpoint into aspects of poverty in Scotland. Many partners also promoted the collection.
Impact 25 blog contributions covering various aspects of poverty. As of 10.3.16 the site has received 3,692 views from 1,716 different visitors from 22 different countries.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Challenge Poverty Week: On-line collaboration 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Set up and managed on-line platform, recruited partners, published and promoted contributions on poverty research in Scotland. Wrote a contribution.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contributed a short blog piece on research or policy viewpoint into aspects of poverty in Scotland. Many partners also promoted the collection.
Impact 25 blog contributions covering various aspects of poverty. As of 10.3.16 the site has received 3,692 views from 1,716 different visitors from 22 different countries.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Challenge Poverty Week: On-line collaboration 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Set up and managed on-line platform, recruited partners, published and promoted contributions on poverty research in Scotland. Wrote a contribution.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contributed a short blog piece on research or policy viewpoint into aspects of poverty in Scotland. Many partners also promoted the collection.
Impact 25 blog contributions covering various aspects of poverty. As of 10.3.16 the site has received 3,692 views from 1,716 different visitors from 22 different countries.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Challenge Poverty Week: On-line collaboration 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Set up and managed on-line platform, recruited partners, published and promoted contributions on poverty research in Scotland. Wrote a contribution.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contributed a short blog piece on research or policy viewpoint into aspects of poverty in Scotland. Many partners also promoted the collection.
Impact 25 blog contributions covering various aspects of poverty. As of 10.3.16 the site has received 3,692 views from 1,716 different visitors from 22 different countries.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with AHEAD Partnership Project, Ayrshire 
Organisation NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Gave an Annual Report to the AHEAD Evaluation Group on progress with PhD Research and submitted summary of findings for inclusion in final pilot project Evaluation Report to NHS Endowment Committee.
Collaborator Contribution NHS Ayrshire & Arran appointed an independent organisation to conduct the overall AHEAD Project Evaluation Report.
Impact Full PhD Thesis (completion June 2018)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with AHEAD Partnership Project, Ayrshire 
Organisation North Ayrshire Council
PI Contribution Gave an Annual Report to the AHEAD Evaluation Group on progress with PhD Research and submitted summary of findings for inclusion in final pilot project Evaluation Report to NHS Endowment Committee.
Collaborator Contribution NHS Ayrshire & Arran appointed an independent organisation to conduct the overall AHEAD Project Evaluation Report.
Impact Full PhD Thesis (completion June 2018)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with AHEAD Partnership Project, Ayrshire 
Organisation South Ayrshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Gave an Annual Report to the AHEAD Evaluation Group on progress with PhD Research and submitted summary of findings for inclusion in final pilot project Evaluation Report to NHS Endowment Committee.
Collaborator Contribution NHS Ayrshire & Arran appointed an independent organisation to conduct the overall AHEAD Project Evaluation Report.
Impact Full PhD Thesis (completion June 2018)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with Vox Liminis 
Organisation Vox Liminis
PI Contribution Collaborative working with Vox Liminis on PhD looking at young people's experiences of having a family member in prison. The partnership involved spending one day a week in the Vox Liminis office for the first year of the PhD along with attending day and weekend residential sessions of the KIN project (a joint project between Vox Liminis and Families Outside) over an 18 month period.
Collaborator Contribution Vox Liminis provided me with a desk within their office for the first year of my PhD and I attended the day and weekend residential sessions for their project KIN (run jointly by them and Families Outside) over an 18 month period.
Impact I provided a report to Vox Liminis covering the research undertaken as part of my PhD with their organisation (this forms only part of my PhD) and presented this back to the young people involved in the project.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaborative Dissertations in Thriving Places 
Organisation Glasgow City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution What Works Scotland has established a process to enable University of Glasgow masters students to conduct their dissertation fieldwork in Glasgow's Thriving Places. This allows interested students to have research impact and for Thriving Places to receive useful evidence to inform future work. As part of our research to support Thriving Places in Glasgow and at the request of Thriving Places public service workers, What Works Scotland facilitated a process for Masters students in health and social science subjects at the University of Glasgow to conduct their dissertation fieldwork in one of the Thriving Places areas - specifically Parkhead, Dalmarnock and Camlachie - and so produce evidence to inform its work to tackle multiple deprivation.
Collaborator Contribution University of Glasgow contributed masters students and course administration resources to this collaboration. Glasgow Thriving places provided access to project resources and participants for research work.
Impact 6 Masters students who participated in the innovative collaborative action research approach to field work which has been the hallmark of WWS's research framework. 6 Thriving Places 'lay reports' published
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaborative Dissertations in Thriving Places 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution What Works Scotland has established a process to enable University of Glasgow masters students to conduct their dissertation fieldwork in Glasgow's Thriving Places. This allows interested students to have research impact and for Thriving Places to receive useful evidence to inform future work. As part of our research to support Thriving Places in Glasgow and at the request of Thriving Places public service workers, What Works Scotland facilitated a process for Masters students in health and social science subjects at the University of Glasgow to conduct their dissertation fieldwork in one of the Thriving Places areas - specifically Parkhead, Dalmarnock and Camlachie - and so produce evidence to inform its work to tackle multiple deprivation.
Collaborator Contribution University of Glasgow contributed masters students and course administration resources to this collaboration. Glasgow Thriving places provided access to project resources and participants for research work.
Impact 6 Masters students who participated in the innovative collaborative action research approach to field work which has been the hallmark of WWS's research framework. 6 Thriving Places 'lay reports' published
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaborative development of a participatory budgeting evaluation toolkit 
Organisation Glasgow Community Planning Partneship
Country Unknown 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As part of our collaborative work with Glasgow Community Planning Partnership (CPP), in 2015 What Works Scotland supported a group of professionals in Glasgow with establishing a Participatory Budgeting Evaluation Group. The group included members from various community planning partners. What Works Scotland researchers Richard Brunner (University of Glasgow) and Oliver Escobar (University of Edinburgh) supported and facilitated the group.
Collaborator Contribution The CAR group met 15 times from mid-2015 to December 2016, working out together - through dialogue and evidence-gathering, - what was important for them to include in a pilot PB evaluation toolkit for Glasgow.
Impact On line evaluation toolkit which is available here: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/glasgows-participatory-budgeting-evaluation-toolkit/
Start Year 2015
 
Description Communities Partnership Innovation Team 
Organisation West Dunbartonshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Communities Partnership Innovation Team includes members of the WD Communities Team within Corporate and Community Planning at West Dunbartonshire Council. I have been working with the team to facilitate, plan, mentor, guide and broker external support for their collaborative action research on 'What Works in Community-led Action Planning?' This project is part of a programme of work to develop a neighbourhood approach to community planning which includes developing a model of local action planning for 17 neighbourhoods in West Dunbartonshire. The contributions I have made to this collaboration includes providing training in action research and producing a learning pack for local officers in narrative interviewing; setting up contacts with peers in other CPPs who have developed new models of community-led action planning; sharing the latest updates on the Community Empowerment Act and redrafting of National Standards for Community Engagement; The most substantial contribution has been the facilitation, coordination and planning of a Community -led Action Planning Development Day with support from the Communities Team and WWS colleagues. Thirty participants attended the Community-led including employees of West Dunbartonshire Council, local voluntary sector including housing and youth organisations, the leisure company, the local Health and Social Care Partnership and Skills Development Scotland. The event included a session with Oliver Escobar on the Scottish Policy Context and the Community Empowerment Act, clips from video recordings of action research Interviews, a meta-planning activity to draw out key conditions to support community-led approaches and a co-design workshop where participants considered a real example of a community-led action planning process. This work has increased understanding and awareness of the Community Empowerment Act and local action planning among West Dunbartonshire Council staff and partners organisations. A wide range of participatory methods, creative ideas and techniques were shared at the collaborative event.
Collaborator Contribution Partners planned, arranged and conducted action research interviews with peers in other local authorities and with the chair of a local community council. They recorded interviews on video and edited the material for presentation at the Community led action planning Development Day. . The write-up of the interviews were checked before inclusion in the Interim Report on the findings on What Works in Community-led Action Planning? In addition partners contributed to the planning and delivering of the local collaborative event. Members of the Communities Partnership Innovation Team co planned the Development Day event, organised the venue, catering, technology and editing short clips from the interviews. A Community Development Officer gave a presentation on the findings from the action research interviews. The Corporate and Community Planning Manager gave a presentation and Q&A on the new neighbourhood approach to community planning in West Dunbartonshire.
Impact I have written an interim report on the findings on Community-led Action Planning and Collaborative Action Research. The full report is due to be published as soon as final edits from local partners are received. As an appendix to the report there is a workbook containing all the data generated from the facilitated sessions and session plans at the collaborative event. This interim report has been discussed with the Corporate and Community Planning Manager and with the West Dunbartonshire Communities Team and has been the catalyst for the next phase of collaborative work. The focus of the work on this project this year will be to evaluate the pilot and phase one of the new local action planning model and to inform its future development. A summary version of the interim report on Community-led Action Planning is currently being co-written with a local officer for dissemination to community engagement practitioners in West Dunbartonshire and to national partners attending the WWS National Collaborative Learning Event on 23-24 February 2016. A range of outputs have been achieved: CL-AP Action Research with peers in East Ayrshire and West Lothian CL - AP Development Day for Practitioners WWS Report on Community-led Approaches Community Conversations that Matter (Training in Dialogue and Deliberation with Oliver Escobar) Community-led Approaches to Reducing Poverty seminar with JRF researcher Collaborative Evaluation of Your Community (pilot/phase 1) - three workshops, data collection, full report and summary report and feedback session Reports disseminated to WWS partners and to Scottish Government Two national Collaborative events and national peer networking Presentation to the Local Authority Research and Intelligence Association
Start Year 2015
 
Description Community Anchors Research Project Advisory Group 
Organisation Development Trust Association Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution WWS Researchers (James Henderson and Oliver Escobar) and a community sector research consultant contracted by WWS (Philip Revell) have developed and been working with the Advisory Group on this research project and related activity. So far: -individual inital meetings with above partners (6 in total) -Four formal Advisory Group meetings (Oct and Dec 2016; March and August 2017) and involvement in consultation process on Research Report (Feb 2018) -related involvement in meetings to support this process (3 meetings - Aug 2016; Jan 2017; Aug 2017) ... and in the Scottish Government Regeneration Team's Working Group on Place-based approaches (3 out of the 5 meetings between Feb 2016 and June 2017)
Collaborator Contribution Advice and shared analysis on this developing research project - in each case their area of expertise.
Impact Conference presenation at EMES (European Social Enterprise) Conference (July 2017). Research reporrt as Consultation Draft (Jan 2018) - to be published May 2018. Lauch event planned for 15 May 2018. Further conference presentations and journal articles to follow in 2018 (April, Aug)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Community Anchors Research Project Advisory Group 
Organisation Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution WWS Researchers (James Henderson and Oliver Escobar) and a community sector research consultant contracted by WWS (Philip Revell) have developed and been working with the Advisory Group on this research project and related activity. So far: -individual inital meetings with above partners (6 in total) -Four formal Advisory Group meetings (Oct and Dec 2016; March and August 2017) and involvement in consultation process on Research Report (Feb 2018) -related involvement in meetings to support this process (3 meetings - Aug 2016; Jan 2017; Aug 2017) ... and in the Scottish Government Regeneration Team's Working Group on Place-based approaches (3 out of the 5 meetings between Feb 2016 and June 2017)
Collaborator Contribution Advice and shared analysis on this developing research project - in each case their area of expertise.
Impact Conference presenation at EMES (European Social Enterprise) Conference (July 2017). Research reporrt as Consultation Draft (Jan 2018) - to be published May 2018. Lauch event planned for 15 May 2018. Further conference presentations and journal articles to follow in 2018 (April, Aug)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Community Anchors Research Project Advisory Group 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WWS Researchers (James Henderson and Oliver Escobar) and a community sector research consultant contracted by WWS (Philip Revell) have developed and been working with the Advisory Group on this research project and related activity. So far: -individual inital meetings with above partners (6 in total) -Four formal Advisory Group meetings (Oct and Dec 2016; March and August 2017) and involvement in consultation process on Research Report (Feb 2018) -related involvement in meetings to support this process (3 meetings - Aug 2016; Jan 2017; Aug 2017) ... and in the Scottish Government Regeneration Team's Working Group on Place-based approaches (3 out of the 5 meetings between Feb 2016 and June 2017)
Collaborator Contribution Advice and shared analysis on this developing research project - in each case their area of expertise.
Impact Conference presenation at EMES (European Social Enterprise) Conference (July 2017). Research reporrt as Consultation Draft (Jan 2018) - to be published May 2018. Lauch event planned for 15 May 2018. Further conference presentations and journal articles to follow in 2018 (April, Aug)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Community Anchors Research Project Advisory Group 
Organisation Scottish Community Alliance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution WWS Researchers (James Henderson and Oliver Escobar) and a community sector research consultant contracted by WWS (Philip Revell) have developed and been working with the Advisory Group on this research project and related activity. So far: -individual inital meetings with above partners (6 in total) -Four formal Advisory Group meetings (Oct and Dec 2016; March and August 2017) and involvement in consultation process on Research Report (Feb 2018) -related involvement in meetings to support this process (3 meetings - Aug 2016; Jan 2017; Aug 2017) ... and in the Scottish Government Regeneration Team's Working Group on Place-based approaches (3 out of the 5 meetings between Feb 2016 and June 2017)
Collaborator Contribution Advice and shared analysis on this developing research project - in each case their area of expertise.
Impact Conference presenation at EMES (European Social Enterprise) Conference (July 2017). Research reporrt as Consultation Draft (Jan 2018) - to be published May 2018. Lauch event planned for 15 May 2018. Further conference presentations and journal articles to follow in 2018 (April, Aug)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Cost of School Holidays for Low Income families 
Organisation Chil Poverty Action Group in Scotoand
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We are working as part of a team bringing together Glasgow Community Planning Partnership, Glasgow Life, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland and Glasgow Centre for Population Health to explore the impact of school holidays for families with low income and to develop new initiatives to help tackle these problems. WWS produced a literature review that helped to frame the development of this partnership and are currently carrying out a survey of teachers' perspectives on summer learning loss.
Collaborator Contribution Glasgow Life have provided funding for a study exploring current services available to families in the school holidays, CPAG in Scotland funded and carried out a survey of parents drawing on our initial literature survey.
Impact To date two publications have emerged from this research; Campbell, Watson and Waters )2015) The cost of school holidays What Works Scotland http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/The-cost-of-school-holidays.pdf CPAG Scotland (2015) The Cost of School Holidays: Meeting the needs of low income families http://www.cpag.org.uk/sites/default/files/CPAG-Scot-Cost-School-Holidays-full%20report.pdf
Start Year 2015
 
Description Distributed Leadership in action 
Organisation Northwestern University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosting visiting scholar and organizing Public lecture for research, policy and practitioner audiences and lunchtime seminar for senior leaders in Fife Council and other public services (eg. Police, Fire etc) Facilitation of collaborative action research group meetings. Public Lecture for policy and practitioner audiences
Collaborator Contribution Lunchtime seminar for senior leaders in Fife Council (approx. 40 participants) and other public services (eg. Police, Fire etc) Facilitation of collaborative action research group meetings (12 participants). Evening lecture policy and practice audiences. (approx. 80 participants)
Impact Lunch time seminar Collaborative Action Research Working Group Lecture to audience of public policy and practitioner professionals Blog
Start Year 2015
 
Description Distributed Leadership in action 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosting visiting scholar and organizing Public lecture for research, policy and practitioner audiences and lunchtime seminar for senior leaders in Fife Council and other public services (eg. Police, Fire etc) Facilitation of collaborative action research group meetings. Public Lecture for policy and practitioner audiences
Collaborator Contribution Lunchtime seminar for senior leaders in Fife Council (approx. 40 participants) and other public services (eg. Police, Fire etc) Facilitation of collaborative action research group meetings (12 participants). Evening lecture policy and practice audiences. (approx. 80 participants)
Impact Lunch time seminar Collaborative Action Research Working Group Lecture to audience of public policy and practitioner professionals Blog
Start Year 2015
 
Description Enabling Collaborative Leadership Pioneer Programme 
Organisation Education Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-designed a learning and evaluation framework for the Pioneer Programme and completed a first phase of research drawing learning from the programme on the practice of collaborative leadership. A second phase of research is underway to evaluate the impact of the programme on public service collaboration in sites around Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have designed and are delivering the programme. They will be involved in co-designing the second phase of the research
Impact WWS report on first phase of research to be published very soon
Start Year 2014
 
Description Enabling Collaborative Leadership Pioneer Programme 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-designed a learning and evaluation framework for the Pioneer Programme and completed a first phase of research drawing learning from the programme on the practice of collaborative leadership. A second phase of research is underway to evaluate the impact of the programme on public service collaboration in sites around Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have designed and are delivering the programme. They will be involved in co-designing the second phase of the research
Impact WWS report on first phase of research to be published very soon
Start Year 2014
 
Description Enabling Collaborative Leadership Pioneer Programme 
Organisation NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-designed a learning and evaluation framework for the Pioneer Programme and completed a first phase of research drawing learning from the programme on the practice of collaborative leadership. A second phase of research is underway to evaluate the impact of the programme on public service collaboration in sites around Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have designed and are delivering the programme. They will be involved in co-designing the second phase of the research
Impact WWS report on first phase of research to be published very soon
Start Year 2014
 
Description Enabling Collaborative Leadership Pioneer Programme 
Organisation Police Scotland
Country Unknown 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-designed a learning and evaluation framework for the Pioneer Programme and completed a first phase of research drawing learning from the programme on the practice of collaborative leadership. A second phase of research is underway to evaluate the impact of the programme on public service collaboration in sites around Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have designed and are delivering the programme. They will be involved in co-designing the second phase of the research
Impact WWS report on first phase of research to be published very soon
Start Year 2014
 
Description Enabling Collaborative Leadership Pioneer Programme 
Organisation Research for Real
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Co-designed a learning and evaluation framework for the Pioneer Programme and completed a first phase of research drawing learning from the programme on the practice of collaborative leadership. A second phase of research is underway to evaluate the impact of the programme on public service collaboration in sites around Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have designed and are delivering the programme. They will be involved in co-designing the second phase of the research
Impact WWS report on first phase of research to be published very soon
Start Year 2014
 
Description Enabling Collaborative Leadership Pioneer Programme 
Organisation Scottish College for Educational Leadership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-designed a learning and evaluation framework for the Pioneer Programme and completed a first phase of research drawing learning from the programme on the practice of collaborative leadership. A second phase of research is underway to evaluate the impact of the programme on public service collaboration in sites around Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have designed and are delivering the programme. They will be involved in co-designing the second phase of the research
Impact WWS report on first phase of research to be published very soon
Start Year 2014
 
Description Enabling Collaborative Leadership Pioneer Programme 
Organisation Scottish College for Educational Leadership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-designed a learning and evaluation framework for the Pioneer Programme and completed a first phase of research drawing learning from the programme on the practice of collaborative leadership. A second phase of research is underway to evaluate the impact of the programme on public service collaboration in sites around Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have designed and are delivering the programme. They will be involved in co-designing the second phase of the research
Impact WWS report on first phase of research to be published very soon
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Department Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution What Works Scotland provided the research resources to carry out interviews, evaluate findings, prepare and publish the collection of reports and annexes published annually over the 3 years evaluation period for this programme of research. WWS also raised awareness about the research and published outputs through newsletter and social media promotions. The evaluation of police and fire reform in Scotland began in February 2015 and the main aims of this evaluation are to: (i) assess if the three aims of reform (reduced duplication, more equal access to specialist expertise and greater engagement with communities) have been met; (ii) learn the lessons from the implementation of this reform to inform the process of future public service reform; (iii) evaluate the wider impact of reform on the Justice and the wider public sector.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided access to the key staff and interviewees who contributed to the research. ScotCen also prepared the final publication documents and published them on their website for public access: http://www.gov.scot/socialresearch
Impact Year one: - Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform: Year 1 summary report - Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform: Year 1 Annex 1 - Evidence review Year two: - Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform: Year 2 Report - Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform: Year 2 Report Annexes Year three: - Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform: Year 3 Thematic Case Study - Partnership, Innovation and Prevention
Start Year 2015
 
Description Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform 
Organisation Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
Department Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution What Works Scotland provided the research resources to carry out interviews, evaluate findings, prepare and publish the collection of reports and annexes published annually over the 3 years evaluation period for this programme of research. WWS also raised awareness about the research and published outputs through newsletter and social media promotions. The evaluation of police and fire reform in Scotland began in February 2015 and the main aims of this evaluation are to: (i) assess if the three aims of reform (reduced duplication, more equal access to specialist expertise and greater engagement with communities) have been met; (ii) learn the lessons from the implementation of this reform to inform the process of future public service reform; (iii) evaluate the wider impact of reform on the Justice and the wider public sector.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided access to the key staff and interviewees who contributed to the research. ScotCen also prepared the final publication documents and published them on their website for public access: http://www.gov.scot/socialresearch
Impact Year one: - Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform: Year 1 summary report - Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform: Year 1 Annex 1 - Evidence review Year two: - Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform: Year 2 Report - Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform: Year 2 Report Annexes Year three: - Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform: Year 3 Thematic Case Study - Partnership, Innovation and Prevention
Start Year 2015
 
Description Evaluation partnership - Centrestage dignified food provision programme 
Organisation Evaluation Support Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We conducted the ethnographic strand of this evaluation programme. This included employing a consultant researcher to work with Oliver Escobar
Collaborator Contribution The Centrestage Evaluation Group provided guidance and oversight over all strands of the evaluation programme.
Impact Publications: Full Report: 'Fun, Food, Folk: The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision' Research Summary (same title) Events: Report launch (January 2017) Impacts: Motion tabled at the Scottish Parliament Investment of 800K by the Social Justice Directorate (Scottish Government) on programmes similar to Centrestage
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evaluation partnership - Centrestage dignified food provision programme 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We conducted the ethnographic strand of this evaluation programme. This included employing a consultant researcher to work with Oliver Escobar
Collaborator Contribution The Centrestage Evaluation Group provided guidance and oversight over all strands of the evaluation programme.
Impact Publications: Full Report: 'Fun, Food, Folk: The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision' Research Summary (same title) Events: Report launch (January 2017) Impacts: Motion tabled at the Scottish Parliament Investment of 800K by the Social Justice Directorate (Scottish Government) on programmes similar to Centrestage
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evaluation partnership - Centrestage dignified food provision programme 
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We conducted the ethnographic strand of this evaluation programme. This included employing a consultant researcher to work with Oliver Escobar
Collaborator Contribution The Centrestage Evaluation Group provided guidance and oversight over all strands of the evaluation programme.
Impact Publications: Full Report: 'Fun, Food, Folk: The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision' Research Summary (same title) Events: Report launch (January 2017) Impacts: Motion tabled at the Scottish Parliament Investment of 800K by the Social Justice Directorate (Scottish Government) on programmes similar to Centrestage
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evaluation partnership - Centrestage dignified food provision programme 
Organisation Robertson Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We conducted the ethnographic strand of this evaluation programme. This included employing a consultant researcher to work with Oliver Escobar
Collaborator Contribution The Centrestage Evaluation Group provided guidance and oversight over all strands of the evaluation programme.
Impact Publications: Full Report: 'Fun, Food, Folk: The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision' Research Summary (same title) Events: Report launch (January 2017) Impacts: Motion tabled at the Scottish Parliament Investment of 800K by the Social Justice Directorate (Scottish Government) on programmes similar to Centrestage
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evaluation partnership - Centrestage dignified food provision programme 
Organisation STV Children's Appeal
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We conducted the ethnographic strand of this evaluation programme. This included employing a consultant researcher to work with Oliver Escobar
Collaborator Contribution The Centrestage Evaluation Group provided guidance and oversight over all strands of the evaluation programme.
Impact Publications: Full Report: 'Fun, Food, Folk: The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision' Research Summary (same title) Events: Report launch (January 2017) Impacts: Motion tabled at the Scottish Parliament Investment of 800K by the Social Justice Directorate (Scottish Government) on programmes similar to Centrestage
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evaluation partnership - Centrestage dignified food provision programme 
Organisation The Hunter Foundation
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We conducted the ethnographic strand of this evaluation programme. This included employing a consultant researcher to work with Oliver Escobar
Collaborator Contribution The Centrestage Evaluation Group provided guidance and oversight over all strands of the evaluation programme.
Impact Publications: Full Report: 'Fun, Food, Folk: The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision' Research Summary (same title) Events: Report launch (January 2017) Impacts: Motion tabled at the Scottish Parliament Investment of 800K by the Social Justice Directorate (Scottish Government) on programmes similar to Centrestage
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evaluation partnership - Centrestage dignified food provision programme 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We conducted the ethnographic strand of this evaluation programme. This included employing a consultant researcher to work with Oliver Escobar
Collaborator Contribution The Centrestage Evaluation Group provided guidance and oversight over all strands of the evaluation programme.
Impact Publications: Full Report: 'Fun, Food, Folk: The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision' Research Summary (same title) Events: Report launch (January 2017) Impacts: Motion tabled at the Scottish Parliament Investment of 800K by the Social Justice Directorate (Scottish Government) on programmes similar to Centrestage
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evaluation partnership - Centrestage dignified food provision programme 
Organisation West Coast Capital
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We conducted the ethnographic strand of this evaluation programme. This included employing a consultant researcher to work with Oliver Escobar
Collaborator Contribution The Centrestage Evaluation Group provided guidance and oversight over all strands of the evaluation programme.
Impact Publications: Full Report: 'Fun, Food, Folk: The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision' Research Summary (same title) Events: Report launch (January 2017) Impacts: Motion tabled at the Scottish Parliament Investment of 800K by the Social Justice Directorate (Scottish Government) on programmes similar to Centrestage
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evidence to Action Project Four: What counts as Evidence? 
Organisation Evaluation Support Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The evidence review will seek, and examine, an existing evidence base which looks at what is seen as 'evidence' and how different types of evidence are viewed across health and social care. We have commissioned the review, have contracted a researcher to carry out the work
Collaborator Contribution The partners have helped define the scope of the review, have signed up to using the review in practice, and will contribute to hosting an event to explore the implication of the review
Impact Event planned for May 2017 Published tools (to be agreed)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evidence to Action Project Four: What counts as Evidence? 
Organisation Improvement Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The evidence review will seek, and examine, an existing evidence base which looks at what is seen as 'evidence' and how different types of evidence are viewed across health and social care. We have commissioned the review, have contracted a researcher to carry out the work
Collaborator Contribution The partners have helped define the scope of the review, have signed up to using the review in practice, and will contribute to hosting an event to explore the implication of the review
Impact Event planned for May 2017 Published tools (to be agreed)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evidence to Action Project Four: What counts as Evidence? 
Organisation Local Area Research & Intelligence Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The evidence review will seek, and examine, an existing evidence base which looks at what is seen as 'evidence' and how different types of evidence are viewed across health and social care. We have commissioned the review, have contracted a researcher to carry out the work
Collaborator Contribution The partners have helped define the scope of the review, have signed up to using the review in practice, and will contribute to hosting an event to explore the implication of the review
Impact Event planned for May 2017 Published tools (to be agreed)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evidence to Action Project Four: What counts as Evidence? 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The evidence review will seek, and examine, an existing evidence base which looks at what is seen as 'evidence' and how different types of evidence are viewed across health and social care. We have commissioned the review, have contracted a researcher to carry out the work
Collaborator Contribution The partners have helped define the scope of the review, have signed up to using the review in practice, and will contribute to hosting an event to explore the implication of the review
Impact Event planned for May 2017 Published tools (to be agreed)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evidence to Action Project Four: What counts as Evidence? 
Organisation NHS Scotland
Department Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The evidence review will seek, and examine, an existing evidence base which looks at what is seen as 'evidence' and how different types of evidence are viewed across health and social care. We have commissioned the review, have contracted a researcher to carry out the work
Collaborator Contribution The partners have helped define the scope of the review, have signed up to using the review in practice, and will contribute to hosting an event to explore the implication of the review
Impact Event planned for May 2017 Published tools (to be agreed)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evidence to Action Project One: Evidence Review Shared Project (WWS/HS/HIS) 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Using existing evidence is an important part of evidence-based action and key to public service reform. Heath Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and CRFR/WWS have developed different methods for synthesising evidence. HS and HIS methods come from the health sector systematic review field. CRFR's methods (that have been brought into WWS) come from working with professionals in the children and families sector and focus on using evidence for action, which could be useful for HIS and HS moving into health and social care issues. Aims HIS/HS and WWS will explore and consider ways of developing their respective evidence review processes, with a view to providing appraised, accessible and action-oriented evidence reviews for health and social care professionals. Topic: What are the most effective methods available to ensure the coordination of palliative care that are applicable to Scotland? Phase One- Defining the review topic and identifying a review customer Phase Two: scoping review- underway Phase Three: review production Phase Four: Link to decision-making Phase Five: Learning and reflection
Collaborator Contribution Partners are carrying out the evidence review, embedding new methods of review into their way of working, and meeting with the evidence review client.
Impact New templates for review requests, scoping and writing systematic reviews
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evidence to Action Project One: Evidence Review Shared Project (WWS/HS/HIS) 
Organisation NHS Scotland
Department Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Using existing evidence is an important part of evidence-based action and key to public service reform. Heath Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and CRFR/WWS have developed different methods for synthesising evidence. HS and HIS methods come from the health sector systematic review field. CRFR's methods (that have been brought into WWS) come from working with professionals in the children and families sector and focus on using evidence for action, which could be useful for HIS and HS moving into health and social care issues. Aims HIS/HS and WWS will explore and consider ways of developing their respective evidence review processes, with a view to providing appraised, accessible and action-oriented evidence reviews for health and social care professionals. Topic: What are the most effective methods available to ensure the coordination of palliative care that are applicable to Scotland? Phase One- Defining the review topic and identifying a review customer Phase Two: scoping review- underway Phase Three: review production Phase Four: Link to decision-making Phase Five: Learning and reflection
Collaborator Contribution Partners are carrying out the evidence review, embedding new methods of review into their way of working, and meeting with the evidence review client.
Impact New templates for review requests, scoping and writing systematic reviews
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evidence to Action Project Two: Highland Highlife 
Organisation Highland Highlife
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution High Life Highland (HLH) is working in partnership with NHS Highland (NHSH) to implement an evidence based exercise programme aimed at supporting the reduction of falls in older adults (the Otago Exercise Programme). HLH has adapted the Otago programme in pragmatic ways to suit local settings and resources (for example the group exercises take place in community settings rather than participants' homes).HLH would like to explore whether there is a financial or other case for rolling out the Otago Exercise Programme model to other older people's care providers in NHS Highland. We are supporting the coordination of this project, linking between the organisations, editing outputs, and writing the case study Aims • To support High Life Highland to develop an evidence base to inform decision making about the future implementation of the Otago exercise programme. • To capture evidence from this process to inform future evidence to action projects. Research questions 1. How is the Otago exercise programme currently being implemented in Highland? To what extent is current implementation supported by the evidence base? 2. How is the intervention anticipated to contribute to improve outcomes for participants and NHS Highland? 3. What needs to be in place for these benefits to be realised and what are the main risks? 4. To what extent does the intervention contribute to improved outcomes for participants and NHS Highland? 5. What are the implications of the findings for future implementation of the Otago exercise programme and the work of Highlife highland and NHS Highland to reduce falls and promote the health and wellbeing of older people? 6. What is the learning from this process for other organisations seeking to spread and scale up evidence based interventions and to get evidence into action? Process The project will be carried out in collaboration between Highlife Highland and NHS Highland, What Works Scotland and the University of Highland and Islands and will involve four phases of work. Phase 1. Project set up and critical appraisal of current implementation. Phase 2. Developing the theory of change and evaluation framework Phase 3. Data gathering and preliminary analysis Phase 4. Analysis to decisions Case study development: learning will be captured in a case study, focussing on wider lessons of adapting evidence-based programmes for local use. This project is currently in Phase 3 and will be completed by the end of April, with wider sharing of lessons continuing until the end of June 2017
Collaborator Contribution Partners are developing the work, UHI are providing research support to the practitioners.
Impact 1. A theory of change for Highland Highlife Otago programme
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evidence to Action Project Two: Highland Highlife 
Organisation University of the Highlands and Islands
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution High Life Highland (HLH) is working in partnership with NHS Highland (NHSH) to implement an evidence based exercise programme aimed at supporting the reduction of falls in older adults (the Otago Exercise Programme). HLH has adapted the Otago programme in pragmatic ways to suit local settings and resources (for example the group exercises take place in community settings rather than participants' homes).HLH would like to explore whether there is a financial or other case for rolling out the Otago Exercise Programme model to other older people's care providers in NHS Highland. We are supporting the coordination of this project, linking between the organisations, editing outputs, and writing the case study Aims • To support High Life Highland to develop an evidence base to inform decision making about the future implementation of the Otago exercise programme. • To capture evidence from this process to inform future evidence to action projects. Research questions 1. How is the Otago exercise programme currently being implemented in Highland? To what extent is current implementation supported by the evidence base? 2. How is the intervention anticipated to contribute to improve outcomes for participants and NHS Highland? 3. What needs to be in place for these benefits to be realised and what are the main risks? 4. To what extent does the intervention contribute to improved outcomes for participants and NHS Highland? 5. What are the implications of the findings for future implementation of the Otago exercise programme and the work of Highlife highland and NHS Highland to reduce falls and promote the health and wellbeing of older people? 6. What is the learning from this process for other organisations seeking to spread and scale up evidence based interventions and to get evidence into action? Process The project will be carried out in collaboration between Highlife Highland and NHS Highland, What Works Scotland and the University of Highland and Islands and will involve four phases of work. Phase 1. Project set up and critical appraisal of current implementation. Phase 2. Developing the theory of change and evaluation framework Phase 3. Data gathering and preliminary analysis Phase 4. Analysis to decisions Case study development: learning will be captured in a case study, focussing on wider lessons of adapting evidence-based programmes for local use. This project is currently in Phase 3 and will be completed by the end of April, with wider sharing of lessons continuing until the end of June 2017
Collaborator Contribution Partners are developing the work, UHI are providing research support to the practitioners.
Impact 1. A theory of change for Highland Highlife Otago programme
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evidence to Action Working Group 
Organisation Evaluation Support Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We have convened this evidence to action working group to take forward the WWS agenda of better undersanding how people in community planning can access the evidence they need. We are working on a strategy to improve the offer to local authorities. We have conducted a mapping excercise of current knowledge services
Collaborator Contribution Members of the group contribute to the work plan, meet regularly.
Impact Mapping excecise of knowledge services in Scotland Event on knowledge into action in Fife National event on getting knowledge into action for public services Knowledge Hub for Public service reform
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evidence to Action Working Group 
Organisation Fife Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have convened this evidence to action working group to take forward the WWS agenda of better undersanding how people in community planning can access the evidence they need. We are working on a strategy to improve the offer to local authorities. We have conducted a mapping excercise of current knowledge services
Collaborator Contribution Members of the group contribute to the work plan, meet regularly.
Impact Mapping excecise of knowledge services in Scotland Event on knowledge into action in Fife National event on getting knowledge into action for public services Knowledge Hub for Public service reform
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evidence to Action Working Group 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have convened this evidence to action working group to take forward the WWS agenda of better undersanding how people in community planning can access the evidence they need. We are working on a strategy to improve the offer to local authorities. We have conducted a mapping excercise of current knowledge services
Collaborator Contribution Members of the group contribute to the work plan, meet regularly.
Impact Mapping excecise of knowledge services in Scotland Event on knowledge into action in Fife National event on getting knowledge into action for public services Knowledge Hub for Public service reform
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evidence to Action Working Group 
Organisation Improvement Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have convened this evidence to action working group to take forward the WWS agenda of better undersanding how people in community planning can access the evidence they need. We are working on a strategy to improve the offer to local authorities. We have conducted a mapping excercise of current knowledge services
Collaborator Contribution Members of the group contribute to the work plan, meet regularly.
Impact Mapping excecise of knowledge services in Scotland Event on knowledge into action in Fife National event on getting knowledge into action for public services Knowledge Hub for Public service reform
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evidence to Action Working Group 
Organisation Information Services Division (ISD)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have convened this evidence to action working group to take forward the WWS agenda of better undersanding how people in community planning can access the evidence they need. We are working on a strategy to improve the offer to local authorities. We have conducted a mapping excercise of current knowledge services
Collaborator Contribution Members of the group contribute to the work plan, meet regularly.
Impact Mapping excecise of knowledge services in Scotland Event on knowledge into action in Fife National event on getting knowledge into action for public services Knowledge Hub for Public service reform
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evidence to Action Working Group 
Organisation Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We have convened this evidence to action working group to take forward the WWS agenda of better undersanding how people in community planning can access the evidence they need. We are working on a strategy to improve the offer to local authorities. We have conducted a mapping excercise of current knowledge services
Collaborator Contribution Members of the group contribute to the work plan, meet regularly.
Impact Mapping excecise of knowledge services in Scotland Event on knowledge into action in Fife National event on getting knowledge into action for public services Knowledge Hub for Public service reform
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evidence to Action Working Group 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have convened this evidence to action working group to take forward the WWS agenda of better undersanding how people in community planning can access the evidence they need. We are working on a strategy to improve the offer to local authorities. We have conducted a mapping excercise of current knowledge services
Collaborator Contribution Members of the group contribute to the work plan, meet regularly.
Impact Mapping excecise of knowledge services in Scotland Event on knowledge into action in Fife National event on getting knowledge into action for public services Knowledge Hub for Public service reform
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evidence to Action Working Group 
Organisation NHS Scotland
Department Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have convened this evidence to action working group to take forward the WWS agenda of better undersanding how people in community planning can access the evidence they need. We are working on a strategy to improve the offer to local authorities. We have conducted a mapping excercise of current knowledge services
Collaborator Contribution Members of the group contribute to the work plan, meet regularly.
Impact Mapping excecise of knowledge services in Scotland Event on knowledge into action in Fife National event on getting knowledge into action for public services Knowledge Hub for Public service reform
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evidence to Action mapping 
Organisation What Works Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WWS Evidence to Action workstream conducted a mapping of WWS knowledge partners' Evidence to Action (E2A) activity in the context of public service delivery. Specifically, the mapping produced an overview of the evidence service/s provided, for whom, on what broad topics (relating to public service reform), and with what resources; the types of activity (mechanisms) involved in those services; and what gaps currently exist. WWS designed and conducted the mapping though qualitative interviewing, analysed the data, produced evidence to action profiles for each organisation, and produced a mapping report.
Collaborator Contribution The partners prepared for and participated in qualitative interviews, provided a range of material, and contributed further information throughout the analysis process.
Impact report - Evidence to Action: a mapping of WWS knowledge partners' evidence to action activity in the context of public service delivery. An accessible narrative version has also been been produced for sharing widely. The report has informed a scoping exercise of collaborative K2A support for public health, led by NHS Education Scotland and Health Scotland; and a WWS research project 'barriers and facilitators to turning evidence into action in West Dunbartonshire'.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Evidence to Action project: South Ayrshire Council 
Organisation South Ayrshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution What Works Scotland is working with South Ayrshire Council to support evidence-informed decision making in early intervention and prevention around child poverty. Jointly, we are developing an Evidence to Action project to identify what the Council wants to achieve, what evidence is needed and how different types of knowledge can be combined to inform decision-making, and how evidence can be used to achieve outcomes. We will look at what the available evidence can tell us about the causes of child poverty and what early trigger signs can indicate risk of poverty, and in the early years what factors can mitigate the effects of child poverty and prevent child poverty. This evidence review will be combined with local knowledge to assess which actions are appropriate at local levels, to inform decision-making.
Collaborator Contribution South Ayrshire Council has participated in project planning sessions to identify their knowledge needs, and supplied local area information. They will continue to contribute by providing research-user feedback during the evidence review production process, consider the implications of the review findings for their area and how findings can link with local data, and involve wider teams in decision-making to use evidence to achieve positive outcomes.
Impact Project active, outputs to be delivered.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Exploring the impact of cash grants on low income households 
Organisation Administrative Data Research Centre for Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We brought the parties together after initial work with cash for kids - as a three-way collaboration new are using data linkage to see whether there are impacts on grant recipient households via three measures related to education - e.g. attendance and performance. This is the first joint project between WWS and ADRC - both ESRC investments.
Collaborator Contribution Cash for Kids provided data and ADRC are working with WWS to undertake the exploratory data linkage and analysis
Impact None yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Exploring the impact of cash grants on low income households 
Organisation Cash for Kids
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We brought the parties together after initial work with cash for kids - as a three-way collaboration new are using data linkage to see whether there are impacts on grant recipient households via three measures related to education - e.g. attendance and performance. This is the first joint project between WWS and ADRC - both ESRC investments.
Collaborator Contribution Cash for Kids provided data and ADRC are working with WWS to undertake the exploratory data linkage and analysis
Impact None yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fife collaborative inquiry: Family support approaches 
Organisation Fife Council
Department Communities and Corporate Development
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contribution includes: intellectual input, research training, research resources, meeting facilitation, partnership capacity building
Collaborator Contribution meeting rooms
Impact established a group of practitioners to explore 'whole family approaches'
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fife collaborative inquiry: Family support approaches 
Organisation Fife Council
Department Education and learning
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contribution includes: intellectual input, research training, research resources, meeting facilitation, partnership capacity building
Collaborator Contribution meeting rooms
Impact established a group of practitioners to explore 'whole family approaches'
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fife collaborative inquiry: Family support approaches 
Organisation Fife Gingerbread
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution My contribution includes: intellectual input, research training, research resources, meeting facilitation, partnership capacity building
Collaborator Contribution meeting rooms
Impact established a group of practitioners to explore 'whole family approaches'
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fife collaborative inquiry: Schools intervention group 
Organisation Fife Council
Department Communities and Corporate Development
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contribution included: Expertise and support for research inquiry process, data collection methods, facilitation in meetings and events Training of staff in the Collaborative Action Researh process and data collection methods. I accessed and neogtiated partners to join the inquiry group.
Collaborator Contribution Facilities for meetings
Impact Creation of the research inquiry PIT leading to improvements in the delivery of schools intervention work in Kirkcaldy.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fife collaborative inquiry: Schools intervention group 
Organisation Fife Council
Department Education and learning
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contribution included: Expertise and support for research inquiry process, data collection methods, facilitation in meetings and events Training of staff in the Collaborative Action Researh process and data collection methods. I accessed and neogtiated partners to join the inquiry group.
Collaborator Contribution Facilities for meetings
Impact Creation of the research inquiry PIT leading to improvements in the delivery of schools intervention work in Kirkcaldy.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fife collaborative inquiry: Schools intervention group 
Organisation Police Scotland
Country Unknown 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contribution included: Expertise and support for research inquiry process, data collection methods, facilitation in meetings and events Training of staff in the Collaborative Action Researh process and data collection methods. I accessed and neogtiated partners to join the inquiry group.
Collaborator Contribution Facilities for meetings
Impact Creation of the research inquiry PIT leading to improvements in the delivery of schools intervention work in Kirkcaldy.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fife collaborative inquiry: Schools intervention group 
Organisation Young Men's Christian Association
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution My contribution included: Expertise and support for research inquiry process, data collection methods, facilitation in meetings and events Training of staff in the Collaborative Action Researh process and data collection methods. I accessed and neogtiated partners to join the inquiry group.
Collaborator Contribution Facilities for meetings
Impact Creation of the research inquiry PIT leading to improvements in the delivery of schools intervention work in Kirkcaldy.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fife collaborative inquiry: welfare reform hub and spokes 
Organisation Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution My contribution includes data methods advice and training, facilitation of meetings, intellectual input on issues of welfare reform and research into local welfare provision. Training on data sets (DWP Stat-Xplore).
Collaborator Contribution Meeting space
Impact Development of better local information for service planning based on integration of local data wth DWP stats. Raising the profile of issues of social security reform at the local level
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fife collaborative inquiry: welfare reform hub and spokes 
Organisation Fife Council
Department Communities and Corporate Development
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contribution includes data methods advice and training, facilitation of meetings, intellectual input on issues of welfare reform and research into local welfare provision. Training on data sets (DWP Stat-Xplore).
Collaborator Contribution Meeting space
Impact Development of better local information for service planning based on integration of local data wth DWP stats. Raising the profile of issues of social security reform at the local level
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fife collaborative inquiry: welfare reform hub and spokes 
Organisation Fife Council
Department Housing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contribution includes data methods advice and training, facilitation of meetings, intellectual input on issues of welfare reform and research into local welfare provision. Training on data sets (DWP Stat-Xplore).
Collaborator Contribution Meeting space
Impact Development of better local information for service planning based on integration of local data wth DWP stats. Raising the profile of issues of social security reform at the local level
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fife collaborative inquiry: welfare reform hub and spokes 
Organisation Fife Gingerbread
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution My contribution includes data methods advice and training, facilitation of meetings, intellectual input on issues of welfare reform and research into local welfare provision. Training on data sets (DWP Stat-Xplore).
Collaborator Contribution Meeting space
Impact Development of better local information for service planning based on integration of local data wth DWP stats. Raising the profile of issues of social security reform at the local level
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation Glasgow City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation Glasgow Kelvin College
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation Glasgow Life
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation Jobs and Business Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation NG Homes
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation New Gorbals Housing Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation Police Scotland
Country Unknown 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow CPP Thriving Places Evaluability Assessment Group 
Organisation West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In 2015-16 WWS facilitated an innovative Evaluability Assessment process for multiple Community Planning Partnership partners in Glasgow, to enable them to make evidence-based decisions on how to evaluate a ten-year, area-based, anti-deprivation initiative called 'Thriving Places'. Contributions: devising and presenting a draft Theory of Change to two initial workshops (printed on eight sheets of A2 paper for visibility to the groups); amending the draft Theory of Change based on our facilitated dialogue and deliberation at the first workshop, and presenting this for further amendment through WWS-facilitated dialogue and deliberation at a second and a third workshop; liaising with various CPP partners leading on the process to nurture and develop participation in the process, including partners writing up of exemplar Thriving Places activities that may be suitable for evaluation; evaluating the evidence presented through the workshops underpinned with external literature in order to make a recommendation for how the CPP should formatively evaluate promising practice in Thriving Places; providing the CPP with an amended Theory of Change diagram of principles and ten-year outcomes sought for Thriving Places, based on the workshop findings; supporting the CPP with dissemination of the diagram including attending local meetings; drafting a final report on the EA process to be published on the WWS website; in-depth interviews with a sample of participants in order to gather further data about the process to inform a forthcoming academic paper. Peter Craig and Nick Watson (both WWS) have been involved throughout. Approx 24 people from 12 CPP partners involved in the process.
Collaborator Contribution A leadership group of CPP partners met with WWS twice to identify the problem to be tackled - how to evaluate Thriving Places - and to consider the Evaluability Assessment process as a means to making an evidence-informed decision on this. One member of this leadership group worked with WWS to recruit a wide range of central and locally-based professionals working in Thriving Places to participate in the workshops. A wide range of partners attended and participated in the workshops.Two CPP partners hosted the workshops. Eight participants contributed to research interviews following the project.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency partners in developing early stages of research project. Sensitising participants to Principles and outcomes of Thriving Places. Facilitating dialogue so that implied differences and ambiguities become expressed and deliberated upon across multiple partners. Clarifying common understanding of intervention goals for TP amongst both local and central Thriving Places leaders and across CPP partners. Clarifying the likelihood of measurable impact - whether or not a full scale evaluation is undertaken- before resources were committed to a full scale evaluation. Averting the committal of evaluation resources by the CPP if there is little realistic expectation of benefit. Supporting the CPP to comprehend the limits of relying on summative quantitative evaluation. Final output report on WWS website in 2017: http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/evaluability-assessment-of-thriving-places-a-report-for-glasgow-community-planning-partnership/ Academic article submitted (2018).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow Participatory Budgeting Collaborative Action Research group 
Organisation Foundation Scotland
Country Unknown 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Facilitation of action research group; supporting the group to read and evaluate national and international research and practice literature to inform discussions and decisions; supporting the group to decision on an evaluation framework for use in participatory budgeting projects across the City of Glasgow, Expert contribution to group by Oliver Escobar (WWS). Funding the group to make a fact-finding international learning visit to Paris, together with Fife CPP, in order to learn about mainstreaming PB options - so developing a cross-Scotland and cross-European partnership. WWS formatted and helped dissemination of evaluation framework through our networks and social media.
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at nine meetings, verbal contributions, discussion and analysis; use of all partners' premises for meetings; one partner leads on co-ordination of meetings; input of professional expertise in order to make evaluation framework relevant in Glasgow context; group members feeding in learning from Paris to evaluation toolkit; group members consulting with public services outside the group about the draft toolkit. Nine people directly involved in the group and the visit to Paris, including one Glasgow City elected member.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency public service / third sector partners through project. Sensitising participants to Participatory Budgeting concepts and evaluation choices. Collaboration between Glasgow and Fife public service workers for Paris visit. Blogs produced by Glasgow, Fife and WWS about Paris findings (reported elsewhere on researchfish submission). Film of Paris visit, participation by all Paris participants (reported elsewhere) PB evaluation toolkit is open-access available through WWS website.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow Participatory Budgeting Collaborative Action Research group 
Organisation Glasgow City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitation of action research group; supporting the group to read and evaluate national and international research and practice literature to inform discussions and decisions; supporting the group to decision on an evaluation framework for use in participatory budgeting projects across the City of Glasgow, Expert contribution to group by Oliver Escobar (WWS). Funding the group to make a fact-finding international learning visit to Paris, together with Fife CPP, in order to learn about mainstreaming PB options - so developing a cross-Scotland and cross-European partnership. WWS formatted and helped dissemination of evaluation framework through our networks and social media.
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at nine meetings, verbal contributions, discussion and analysis; use of all partners' premises for meetings; one partner leads on co-ordination of meetings; input of professional expertise in order to make evaluation framework relevant in Glasgow context; group members feeding in learning from Paris to evaluation toolkit; group members consulting with public services outside the group about the draft toolkit. Nine people directly involved in the group and the visit to Paris, including one Glasgow City elected member.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency public service / third sector partners through project. Sensitising participants to Participatory Budgeting concepts and evaluation choices. Collaboration between Glasgow and Fife public service workers for Paris visit. Blogs produced by Glasgow, Fife and WWS about Paris findings (reported elsewhere on researchfish submission). Film of Paris visit, participation by all Paris participants (reported elsewhere) PB evaluation toolkit is open-access available through WWS website.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow Participatory Budgeting Collaborative Action Research group 
Organisation Glasgow Life
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Facilitation of action research group; supporting the group to read and evaluate national and international research and practice literature to inform discussions and decisions; supporting the group to decision on an evaluation framework for use in participatory budgeting projects across the City of Glasgow, Expert contribution to group by Oliver Escobar (WWS). Funding the group to make a fact-finding international learning visit to Paris, together with Fife CPP, in order to learn about mainstreaming PB options - so developing a cross-Scotland and cross-European partnership. WWS formatted and helped dissemination of evaluation framework through our networks and social media.
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at nine meetings, verbal contributions, discussion and analysis; use of all partners' premises for meetings; one partner leads on co-ordination of meetings; input of professional expertise in order to make evaluation framework relevant in Glasgow context; group members feeding in learning from Paris to evaluation toolkit; group members consulting with public services outside the group about the draft toolkit. Nine people directly involved in the group and the visit to Paris, including one Glasgow City elected member.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency public service / third sector partners through project. Sensitising participants to Participatory Budgeting concepts and evaluation choices. Collaboration between Glasgow and Fife public service workers for Paris visit. Blogs produced by Glasgow, Fife and WWS about Paris findings (reported elsewhere on researchfish submission). Film of Paris visit, participation by all Paris participants (reported elsewhere) PB evaluation toolkit is open-access available through WWS website.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow Participatory Budgeting Collaborative Action Research group 
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Facilitation of action research group; supporting the group to read and evaluate national and international research and practice literature to inform discussions and decisions; supporting the group to decision on an evaluation framework for use in participatory budgeting projects across the City of Glasgow, Expert contribution to group by Oliver Escobar (WWS). Funding the group to make a fact-finding international learning visit to Paris, together with Fife CPP, in order to learn about mainstreaming PB options - so developing a cross-Scotland and cross-European partnership. WWS formatted and helped dissemination of evaluation framework through our networks and social media.
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at nine meetings, verbal contributions, discussion and analysis; use of all partners' premises for meetings; one partner leads on co-ordination of meetings; input of professional expertise in order to make evaluation framework relevant in Glasgow context; group members feeding in learning from Paris to evaluation toolkit; group members consulting with public services outside the group about the draft toolkit. Nine people directly involved in the group and the visit to Paris, including one Glasgow City elected member.
Impact Development of relationships with multi-agency public service / third sector partners through project. Sensitising participants to Participatory Budgeting concepts and evaluation choices. Collaboration between Glasgow and Fife public service workers for Paris visit. Blogs produced by Glasgow, Fife and WWS about Paris findings (reported elsewhere on researchfish submission). Film of Paris visit, participation by all Paris participants (reported elsewhere) PB evaluation toolkit is open-access available through WWS website.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow Thriving Places Collaborative Action Research Case Study group 
Organisation Glasgow City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Training of group members in case studies and qualitative research skills; facilitation of group discussions on their research choices; supervision of research design and writing. Three case studies completed; two to be published through WWS website with agreement of Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise of six group members (five workers and one community activist) in their professions and communities; use of premises for meetings; skills in communication and learning, allowing collaborative learning to happen within the group; skills in conducting research; skills in report writing; time away from front-line roles to participate in group.
Impact Impact on members networks: meeting as a group, crossing Thriving Places areas; potential impact on skills in interpreting and conducting qualitative research. Publication of two complete case studies by two group members.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow Thriving Places Collaborative Action Research Case Study group 
Organisation Glasgow Life
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Training of group members in case studies and qualitative research skills; facilitation of group discussions on their research choices; supervision of research design and writing. Three case studies completed; two to be published through WWS website with agreement of Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise of six group members (five workers and one community activist) in their professions and communities; use of premises for meetings; skills in communication and learning, allowing collaborative learning to happen within the group; skills in conducting research; skills in report writing; time away from front-line roles to participate in group.
Impact Impact on members networks: meeting as a group, crossing Thriving Places areas; potential impact on skills in interpreting and conducting qualitative research. Publication of two complete case studies by two group members.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow Thriving Places Collaborative Action Research Case Study group 
Organisation NG Homes
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Training of group members in case studies and qualitative research skills; facilitation of group discussions on their research choices; supervision of research design and writing. Three case studies completed; two to be published through WWS website with agreement of Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise of six group members (five workers and one community activist) in their professions and communities; use of premises for meetings; skills in communication and learning, allowing collaborative learning to happen within the group; skills in conducting research; skills in report writing; time away from front-line roles to participate in group.
Impact Impact on members networks: meeting as a group, crossing Thriving Places areas; potential impact on skills in interpreting and conducting qualitative research. Publication of two complete case studies by two group members.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow Thriving Places Collaborative Action Research Case Study group 
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Training of group members in case studies and qualitative research skills; facilitation of group discussions on their research choices; supervision of research design and writing. Three case studies completed; two to be published through WWS website with agreement of Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise of six group members (five workers and one community activist) in their professions and communities; use of premises for meetings; skills in communication and learning, allowing collaborative learning to happen within the group; skills in conducting research; skills in report writing; time away from front-line roles to participate in group.
Impact Impact on members networks: meeting as a group, crossing Thriving Places areas; potential impact on skills in interpreting and conducting qualitative research. Publication of two complete case studies by two group members.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Glasgow Thriving Places Collaborative Action Research Case Study group 
Organisation Sanctuary Housing Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Training of group members in case studies and qualitative research skills; facilitation of group discussions on their research choices; supervision of research design and writing. Three case studies completed; two to be published through WWS website with agreement of Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise of six group members (five workers and one community activist) in their professions and communities; use of premises for meetings; skills in communication and learning, allowing collaborative learning to happen within the group; skills in conducting research; skills in report writing; time away from front-line roles to participate in group.
Impact Impact on members networks: meeting as a group, crossing Thriving Places areas; potential impact on skills in interpreting and conducting qualitative research. Publication of two complete case studies by two group members.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Improvement and effectiveness 
Organisation Education Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support and research on the pilot of Area-based scrutiny.
Collaborator Contribution Pilot of Area-Based scrutiny and on-going engagement re the development of inspection and scrutiny.
Impact No outputs as yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Informing Participatory Budgeting policy and practice in Scotland 
Organisation Church of Scotland
Department Church & Society Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Review of evidence about Participatory Budgeting (PB) internationally and in Scotland Advice on PB policy and capacity building across the country
Collaborator Contribution Sharing evidence about PB Co-producing capacity building programmes and oversight of PB development across the country Funding of PB processes
Impact PUBLICATIONS: > Participatory budgeting in Scotland: an overview of strategic design choices and principles for effective delivery http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/launch-of-participatory-budgeting-scotland-report-by-gcph-wws/ > Review of First Generation Participatory Budgeting in Scotland http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/review-of-first-generation-participatory-budgeting-in-scotland/ EVENTS > International Experiences in Participatory Budgeting: A Session with Giovanni Allegretti (13 June 2016) http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/international-experiences-in-participatory-budgeting-a-session-with-giovanni-allegretti > Keynote speech by Oliver Escobar at the International PB Conference - Edinburgh October 2016 https://pbscotland.scot/conference/ WORKING GROUP Ongoing, featuring the partners listed above Impact on Scottish Government policy, namely on 4 fronts: the £2million Community Choices Fund; the capacity building programme (22 Local Authority Areas); development of the PB Scotland Network; and commitment by the Scottish Government to get local authorities to allocate at least 1% of their budgets via PB. Disciplines: urban studies, policy studies, political science
Start Year 2015
 
Description Informing Participatory Budgeting policy and practice in Scotland 
Organisation Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Review of evidence about Participatory Budgeting (PB) internationally and in Scotland Advice on PB policy and capacity building across the country
Collaborator Contribution Sharing evidence about PB Co-producing capacity building programmes and oversight of PB development across the country Funding of PB processes
Impact PUBLICATIONS: > Participatory budgeting in Scotland: an overview of strategic design choices and principles for effective delivery http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/launch-of-participatory-budgeting-scotland-report-by-gcph-wws/ > Review of First Generation Participatory Budgeting in Scotland http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/review-of-first-generation-participatory-budgeting-in-scotland/ EVENTS > International Experiences in Participatory Budgeting: A Session with Giovanni Allegretti (13 June 2016) http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/international-experiences-in-participatory-budgeting-a-session-with-giovanni-allegretti > Keynote speech by Oliver Escobar at the International PB Conference - Edinburgh October 2016 https://pbscotland.scot/conference/ WORKING GROUP Ongoing, featuring the partners listed above Impact on Scottish Government policy, namely on 4 fronts: the £2million Community Choices Fund; the capacity building programme (22 Local Authority Areas); development of the PB Scotland Network; and commitment by the Scottish Government to get local authorities to allocate at least 1% of their budgets via PB. Disciplines: urban studies, policy studies, political science
Start Year 2015
 
Description Informing Participatory Budgeting policy and practice in Scotland 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Review of evidence about Participatory Budgeting (PB) internationally and in Scotland Advice on PB policy and capacity building across the country
Collaborator Contribution Sharing evidence about PB Co-producing capacity building programmes and oversight of PB development across the country Funding of PB processes
Impact PUBLICATIONS: > Participatory budgeting in Scotland: an overview of strategic design choices and principles for effective delivery http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/launch-of-participatory-budgeting-scotland-report-by-gcph-wws/ > Review of First Generation Participatory Budgeting in Scotland http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/review-of-first-generation-participatory-budgeting-in-scotland/ EVENTS > International Experiences in Participatory Budgeting: A Session with Giovanni Allegretti (13 June 2016) http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/international-experiences-in-participatory-budgeting-a-session-with-giovanni-allegretti > Keynote speech by Oliver Escobar at the International PB Conference - Edinburgh October 2016 https://pbscotland.scot/conference/ WORKING GROUP Ongoing, featuring the partners listed above Impact on Scottish Government policy, namely on 4 fronts: the £2million Community Choices Fund; the capacity building programme (22 Local Authority Areas); development of the PB Scotland Network; and commitment by the Scottish Government to get local authorities to allocate at least 1% of their budgets via PB. Disciplines: urban studies, policy studies, political science
Start Year 2015
 
Description Informing Participatory Budgeting policy and practice in Scotland 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Review of evidence about Participatory Budgeting (PB) internationally and in Scotland Advice on PB policy and capacity building across the country
Collaborator Contribution Sharing evidence about PB Co-producing capacity building programmes and oversight of PB development across the country Funding of PB processes
Impact PUBLICATIONS: > Participatory budgeting in Scotland: an overview of strategic design choices and principles for effective delivery http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/launch-of-participatory-budgeting-scotland-report-by-gcph-wws/ > Review of First Generation Participatory Budgeting in Scotland http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/review-of-first-generation-participatory-budgeting-in-scotland/ EVENTS > International Experiences in Participatory Budgeting: A Session with Giovanni Allegretti (13 June 2016) http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/international-experiences-in-participatory-budgeting-a-session-with-giovanni-allegretti > Keynote speech by Oliver Escobar at the International PB Conference - Edinburgh October 2016 https://pbscotland.scot/conference/ WORKING GROUP Ongoing, featuring the partners listed above Impact on Scottish Government policy, namely on 4 fronts: the £2million Community Choices Fund; the capacity building programme (22 Local Authority Areas); development of the PB Scotland Network; and commitment by the Scottish Government to get local authorities to allocate at least 1% of their budgets via PB. Disciplines: urban studies, policy studies, political science
Start Year 2015
 
Description Informing Participatory Budgeting policy and practice in Scotland 
Organisation Pb Partners LLP
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Review of evidence about Participatory Budgeting (PB) internationally and in Scotland Advice on PB policy and capacity building across the country
Collaborator Contribution Sharing evidence about PB Co-producing capacity building programmes and oversight of PB development across the country Funding of PB processes
Impact PUBLICATIONS: > Participatory budgeting in Scotland: an overview of strategic design choices and principles for effective delivery http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/launch-of-participatory-budgeting-scotland-report-by-gcph-wws/ > Review of First Generation Participatory Budgeting in Scotland http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/review-of-first-generation-participatory-budgeting-in-scotland/ EVENTS > International Experiences in Participatory Budgeting: A Session with Giovanni Allegretti (13 June 2016) http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/international-experiences-in-participatory-budgeting-a-session-with-giovanni-allegretti > Keynote speech by Oliver Escobar at the International PB Conference - Edinburgh October 2016 https://pbscotland.scot/conference/ WORKING GROUP Ongoing, featuring the partners listed above Impact on Scottish Government policy, namely on 4 fronts: the £2million Community Choices Fund; the capacity building programme (22 Local Authority Areas); development of the PB Scotland Network; and commitment by the Scottish Government to get local authorities to allocate at least 1% of their budgets via PB. Disciplines: urban studies, policy studies, political science
Start Year 2015
 
Description Informing Participatory Budgeting policy and practice in Scotland 
Organisation Scottish Community Alliance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Review of evidence about Participatory Budgeting (PB) internationally and in Scotland Advice on PB policy and capacity building across the country
Collaborator Contribution Sharing evidence about PB Co-producing capacity building programmes and oversight of PB development across the country Funding of PB processes
Impact PUBLICATIONS: > Participatory budgeting in Scotland: an overview of strategic design choices and principles for effective delivery http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/launch-of-participatory-budgeting-scotland-report-by-gcph-wws/ > Review of First Generation Participatory Budgeting in Scotland http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/review-of-first-generation-participatory-budgeting-in-scotland/ EVENTS > International Experiences in Participatory Budgeting: A Session with Giovanni Allegretti (13 June 2016) http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/international-experiences-in-participatory-budgeting-a-session-with-giovanni-allegretti > Keynote speech by Oliver Escobar at the International PB Conference - Edinburgh October 2016 https://pbscotland.scot/conference/ WORKING GROUP Ongoing, featuring the partners listed above Impact on Scottish Government policy, namely on 4 fronts: the £2million Community Choices Fund; the capacity building programme (22 Local Authority Areas); development of the PB Scotland Network; and commitment by the Scottish Government to get local authorities to allocate at least 1% of their budgets via PB. Disciplines: urban studies, policy studies, political science
Start Year 2015
 
Description Informing Participatory Budgeting policy and practice in Scotland 
Organisation Scottish Community Development Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Review of evidence about Participatory Budgeting (PB) internationally and in Scotland Advice on PB policy and capacity building across the country
Collaborator Contribution Sharing evidence about PB Co-producing capacity building programmes and oversight of PB development across the country Funding of PB processes
Impact PUBLICATIONS: > Participatory budgeting in Scotland: an overview of strategic design choices and principles for effective delivery http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/launch-of-participatory-budgeting-scotland-report-by-gcph-wws/ > Review of First Generation Participatory Budgeting in Scotland http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/review-of-first-generation-participatory-budgeting-in-scotland/ EVENTS > International Experiences in Participatory Budgeting: A Session with Giovanni Allegretti (13 June 2016) http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/international-experiences-in-participatory-budgeting-a-session-with-giovanni-allegretti > Keynote speech by Oliver Escobar at the International PB Conference - Edinburgh October 2016 https://pbscotland.scot/conference/ WORKING GROUP Ongoing, featuring the partners listed above Impact on Scottish Government policy, namely on 4 fronts: the £2million Community Choices Fund; the capacity building programme (22 Local Authority Areas); development of the PB Scotland Network; and commitment by the Scottish Government to get local authorities to allocate at least 1% of their budgets via PB. Disciplines: urban studies, policy studies, political science
Start Year 2015
 
Description Informing Participatory Budgeting policy and practice in Scotland 
Organisation Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Review of evidence about Participatory Budgeting (PB) internationally and in Scotland Advice on PB policy and capacity building across the country
Collaborator Contribution Sharing evidence about PB Co-producing capacity building programmes and oversight of PB development across the country Funding of PB processes
Impact PUBLICATIONS: > Participatory budgeting in Scotland: an overview of strategic design choices and principles for effective delivery http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/launch-of-participatory-budgeting-scotland-report-by-gcph-wws/ > Review of First Generation Participatory Budgeting in Scotland http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/review-of-first-generation-participatory-budgeting-in-scotland/ EVENTS > International Experiences in Participatory Budgeting: A Session with Giovanni Allegretti (13 June 2016) http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/international-experiences-in-participatory-budgeting-a-session-with-giovanni-allegretti > Keynote speech by Oliver Escobar at the International PB Conference - Edinburgh October 2016 https://pbscotland.scot/conference/ WORKING GROUP Ongoing, featuring the partners listed above Impact on Scottish Government policy, namely on 4 fronts: the £2million Community Choices Fund; the capacity building programme (22 Local Authority Areas); development of the PB Scotland Network; and commitment by the Scottish Government to get local authorities to allocate at least 1% of their budgets via PB. Disciplines: urban studies, policy studies, political science
Start Year 2015
 
Description Informing Participatory Budgeting policy and practice in Scotland 
Organisation The Democratic Society Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Review of evidence about Participatory Budgeting (PB) internationally and in Scotland Advice on PB policy and capacity building across the country
Collaborator Contribution Sharing evidence about PB Co-producing capacity building programmes and oversight of PB development across the country Funding of PB processes
Impact PUBLICATIONS: > Participatory budgeting in Scotland: an overview of strategic design choices and principles for effective delivery http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/launch-of-participatory-budgeting-scotland-report-by-gcph-wws/ > Review of First Generation Participatory Budgeting in Scotland http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/review-of-first-generation-participatory-budgeting-in-scotland/ EVENTS > International Experiences in Participatory Budgeting: A Session with Giovanni Allegretti (13 June 2016) http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/international-experiences-in-participatory-budgeting-a-session-with-giovanni-allegretti > Keynote speech by Oliver Escobar at the International PB Conference - Edinburgh October 2016 https://pbscotland.scot/conference/ WORKING GROUP Ongoing, featuring the partners listed above Impact on Scottish Government policy, namely on 4 fronts: the £2million Community Choices Fund; the capacity building programme (22 Local Authority Areas); development of the PB Scotland Network; and commitment by the Scottish Government to get local authorities to allocate at least 1% of their budgets via PB. Disciplines: urban studies, policy studies, political science
Start Year 2015
 
Description Informing the reform of Community Councils in Scotland 
Organisation Scottish Community Development Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research design and oversight; facilitation; research fieldwork Support (12K) for SCDC researcher to work with us on the project
Collaborator Contribution Match-funding (12K) in SCDC researcher time
Impact In progress This project is designed to inform the reform of Community Councils in the forthcoming local government reform process in Scotland (including the new local democracy bill)
Start Year 2017
 
Description International collaborative learning between public services in Scotland and Paris on Participatory Budgeting 
Organisation Fife Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In December 2016, WWS coordinated a 2-day fact-finding visit on Participatory Budgeting for three public services officers and a councillor from Glasgow and three public service workers from Fife. Glasgow were already involved with Collaborative Action Research with WWS to devise a PB Evaluation Toolkit; and both Fife and Glasgow were at contemplation stage on mainstreaming PB. For two days, the workers visited Paris, Europe's leading city for mainstreaming PB, and met with the Paris PB Steering group, the PB lead officer for Paris, and PB practitioners in Paris. WWS liaised for 5 months with Paris officers to organise the visit (dates, protocols on social media usage, engaging an interpreter), and WWS collaborated with the officers from Fife and Glasgow to decide priorities for the visit. WWS organised for the visit to be filmed; wrote a blog afterwards, and co-ordinated blogs from both Glasgow and Fife.
Collaborator Contribution Glasgow and Fife decided on the specific staff to attend the visit, based on their own local PB priorities. They each influenced the priorities for the agenda for the visit. They both provided gifts to Paris. They both wrote blogs specifying their learning from the visit and all participants interviewed for the visit video. With WWS encouragement, they each met with Mr Ari Brodach, PB lead for Paris, when he visited Scotland in February 2017 to sustain their European relationship. Since the visit Glasgow and Fife have been in close contact about their next PB steps, the visit stimulating a new cross-CPP policy and practice learning relationship on PB in Scotland. Inquiry group members demonstrated learning, by participating in a film of the visit, writing blogs, and participants from both CPPs have individually and severally created presentations about the visit to convey the learning to others (e.g. to Community Planning Network in Scotland; LARIA; PB Scotland Conference; Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland; and Jam & Justice (Manchester)). The international learning and relationships developed in the 2-day visit are therefore being sustained.
Impact Three blogs present three different lenses on the visit from Team Fife, Team Glasgow, and Glasgow University/What Works Scotland: 1. Perceptions, participation and parallels from a Fife perspective http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/paris-and-participatory-budgeting-perceptions-participation-and-parallels-from-a-fife-perspective/ 2. Reflections from Glasgow on the PB study visit to Paris http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/paris-and-participatory-budgeting-reflections-from-glasgow-on-the-pb-study-visit-to-paris/ 3. Three Insights into how public services learn on international visits http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/paris-and-participatory-budgeting-three-insights-into-how-public-services-learn-on-international-visits/ One member of the visit team from Fife, Coryn Barclay, also translated a French document on PB into English. In 2017 this was disseminated in Paris to inform English-speaking Parisians about PB via the Paris PB Facebook page: Ambassadeurs du Budget participatif, also available at: https://pbnetwork.org.uk/participatory-budgeting-what-are-parisians-dreaming-about/ Coryn Barclay in 2018 added the following impact (email to R Brunner 24/10/18): 'Just to let you know about a recent development that can be traced back to What Works Scotland activity. Gilles Pradeau - who accompanied us on our WWS learning visit to Paris in December 2016 - has invited me to participate in a roundtable discussion of developments with Participatory Budgeting around the world in Montreuil, France on 9 November. There will be others participating in this discussion from Portugal (Cascais), Spain (Madrid) and the Czech Republic. The programme for the 3rd national PB meeting in France is attached for your interest. Gilles has asked me to talk about the evolution and diversity of PB activity in Fife since 2010, and the wider direction that we are looking to take this in across Scotland. Gilles came to Kirkcaldy on Monday and met with a number of people, hearing about where we are at in Fife, but also sharing some of his learning from PB in France and Brazil. This was a great development opportunity for us in continuing to extend our thinking around PB in Fife, and a particular development opportunity for staff working in community development in the Kirkcaldy area.' Coryn then wrote a blog, further citing WWS impact: https://whatworksscotland.blogspot.com/2018/11/continuing-to-learn-from-international-experiences-of-participatory-budgeting.html
Start Year 2016
 
Description International collaborative learning between public services in Scotland and Paris on Participatory Budgeting 
Organisation Glasgow City Council
Department Democratic Services
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In December 2016, WWS coordinated a 2-day fact-finding visit on Participatory Budgeting for three public services officers and a councillor from Glasgow and three public service workers from Fife. Glasgow were already involved with Collaborative Action Research with WWS to devise a PB Evaluation Toolkit; and both Fife and Glasgow were at contemplation stage on mainstreaming PB. For two days, the workers visited Paris, Europe's leading city for mainstreaming PB, and met with the Paris PB Steering group, the PB lead officer for Paris, and PB practitioners in Paris. WWS liaised for 5 months with Paris officers to organise the visit (dates, protocols on social media usage, engaging an interpreter), and WWS collaborated with the officers from Fife and Glasgow to decide priorities for the visit. WWS organised for the visit to be filmed; wrote a blog afterwards, and co-ordinated blogs from both Glasgow and Fife.
Collaborator Contribution Glasgow and Fife decided on the specific staff to attend the visit, based on their own local PB priorities. They each influenced the priorities for the agenda for the visit. They both provided gifts to Paris. They both wrote blogs specifying their learning from the visit and all participants interviewed for the visit video. With WWS encouragement, they each met with Mr Ari Brodach, PB lead for Paris, when he visited Scotland in February 2017 to sustain their European relationship. Since the visit Glasgow and Fife have been in close contact about their next PB steps, the visit stimulating a new cross-CPP policy and practice learning relationship on PB in Scotland. Inquiry group members demonstrated learning, by participating in a film of the visit, writing blogs, and participants from both CPPs have individually and severally created presentations about the visit to convey the learning to others (e.g. to Community Planning Network in Scotland; LARIA; PB Scotland Conference; Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland; and Jam & Justice (Manchester)). The international learning and relationships developed in the 2-day visit are therefore being sustained.
Impact Three blogs present three different lenses on the visit from Team Fife, Team Glasgow, and Glasgow University/What Works Scotland: 1. Perceptions, participation and parallels from a Fife perspective http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/paris-and-participatory-budgeting-perceptions-participation-and-parallels-from-a-fife-perspective/ 2. Reflections from Glasgow on the PB study visit to Paris http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/paris-and-participatory-budgeting-reflections-from-glasgow-on-the-pb-study-visit-to-paris/ 3. Three Insights into how public services learn on international visits http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/paris-and-participatory-budgeting-three-insights-into-how-public-services-learn-on-international-visits/ One member of the visit team from Fife, Coryn Barclay, also translated a French document on PB into English. In 2017 this was disseminated in Paris to inform English-speaking Parisians about PB via the Paris PB Facebook page: Ambassadeurs du Budget participatif, also available at: https://pbnetwork.org.uk/participatory-budgeting-what-are-parisians-dreaming-about/ Coryn Barclay in 2018 added the following impact (email to R Brunner 24/10/18): 'Just to let you know about a recent development that can be traced back to What Works Scotland activity. Gilles Pradeau - who accompanied us on our WWS learning visit to Paris in December 2016 - has invited me to participate in a roundtable discussion of developments with Participatory Budgeting around the world in Montreuil, France on 9 November. There will be others participating in this discussion from Portugal (Cascais), Spain (Madrid) and the Czech Republic. The programme for the 3rd national PB meeting in France is attached for your interest. Gilles has asked me to talk about the evolution and diversity of PB activity in Fife since 2010, and the wider direction that we are looking to take this in across Scotland. Gilles came to Kirkcaldy on Monday and met with a number of people, hearing about where we are at in Fife, but also sharing some of his learning from PB in France and Brazil. This was a great development opportunity for us in continuing to extend our thinking around PB in Fife, and a particular development opportunity for staff working in community development in the Kirkcaldy area.' Coryn then wrote a blog, further citing WWS impact: https://whatworksscotland.blogspot.com/2018/11/continuing-to-learn-from-international-experiences-of-participatory-budgeting.html
Start Year 2016
 
Description Joint Economics of Prevention Seminars 
Organisation NHS Scotland
Department Health Economics Network For Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A series of Seminars for Community Planning Partnerships, Economists, Health Economists, Public Service Practitioners and Policy Makers to explore how services can be redesigned to take account of prevention with an emphasis on the economics of this approach. 2 seminars were held in Glasgow in 2015 with a total of 89 attendees. The seminars have so far looked at topics such as: - economics of prevention - impact of prevention strategies in health in pregnancy - prevention in housing - learnings from prevention projects in crime and social justice
Collaborator Contribution Joint preparation of seminars, including engaging speakers. Part funding events along with WWS.
Impact 2 seminars held in Glasgow in 2015 2 blogs: - http://whatworksscotland.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/the-economics-of-prevention-ways-of.html http://whatworksscotland.blogspot.co.uk/2015_06_01_archive.html
Start Year 2015
 
Description Making Data Meaningful 
Organisation West Dunbartonshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is a research collaboration with the community planning partnership in West Dumbartonshire. We have contributed a postdoctoral researcher who has interviewed local staff, communities to examine how people understand evidence and data and how data is used in local decision-making.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in the local community planning partnership have provided access to staf time, interview rooms and contacts.
Impact The interview data from this project and is currently being analysed. initial findings will be shared with the Scottish government in March.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Networks and partnerships- polycentric governance in public service settings (education) 
Organisation Columbia University
Department Teachers College
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Arrangement and hosting of Public Lecture for policy and practitioner audiences. Arrangement and hosting of joint visits to Scottish and English schools including academy chains in England. Engagement with the Scottish College of Educational Leadership (SCEL) Fellows (senior headteachers) to discuss issues of leadership and governance.
Collaborator Contribution Delivery of lecture to public policy and practitioner professionals Joint visits to Schools and discussions with SCEL fellows.
Impact Public lecture
Start Year 2015
 
Description Networks and partnerships- polycentric governance in public service settings (education) 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Arrangement and hosting of Public Lecture for policy and practitioner audiences. Arrangement and hosting of joint visits to Scottish and English schools including academy chains in England. Engagement with the Scottish College of Educational Leadership (SCEL) Fellows (senior headteachers) to discuss issues of leadership and governance.
Collaborator Contribution Delivery of lecture to public policy and practitioner professionals Joint visits to Schools and discussions with SCEL fellows.
Impact Public lecture
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnership with CVS Inverclyde on designing a model of community wealth building 
Organisation CVS Inverclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I have codesigned and written my grant application for the EU/SG Social Innovation Fund with CVS in Inverclyde. The aim over there Grant application is to research and co-design a model of community wealth building that might provide a model for other areas of multiple deprivation in Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution Our partner CVS Inverclyde are the lead applicants on this bid and invited me to participate.
Impact We are awaiting the outcome of our grant application. If we are unsuccessful we will seek other avenues for funding and support to develop this work.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Partnership with the Scottish Prison Service (PhD) 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Department Scottish Prison Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I carried out interviews with participants based within a Scottish Prison Service establishment and will provide a report/summary from the PhD in return.
Collaborator Contribution SPS allowed access to their establishment so I could carry out interviews with participants based there as part of my PhD research.
Impact I will provide a report/summary of my PhD findings when completed.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Public Service Leadership 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A series of meetings to explore the concept of 'public service leadership' beyond the boundaries of individual professions or services. Seminar with a range of public service leaders to explore the notion of an Institute for Public Service Leadership. The development of an MPhil to PhD academic pathway for senior public service leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Conceptual development and design of seminar and co-hosting of events
Impact Organisation of Public Leadership Seminar planned for spring 2016 Design of MPhil - Phd Pathway
Start Year 2015
 
Description Public Service Leadership 
Organisation University of Stirling
Department ProPEL (Professional Practice, Education and Learning)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A series of meetings to explore the concept of 'public service leadership' beyond the boundaries of individual professions or services. Seminar with a range of public service leaders to explore the notion of an Institute for Public Service Leadership. The development of an MPhil to PhD academic pathway for senior public service leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Conceptual development and design of seminar and co-hosting of events
Impact Organisation of Public Leadership Seminar planned for spring 2016 Design of MPhil - Phd Pathway
Start Year 2015
 
Description Rapid Evidence Review process for health and social care 
Organisation NHS Scotland
Department Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As What Works Scotland partners, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) will explore and consider ways of building on their respective evidence review processes with a view to developing a process to provide appraised, accessible and action-oriented evidence reviews for health and social care professionals. CRFR will share it's Evidence Bank evidence review process and tools, contribute expertise on writing for knowledge exchange for social policy and practice, jointly develop an evidence review process for health and social care with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and co-produce an evidence review to pilot that process.
Collaborator Contribution Healthcare Improvement Scotland will identify an evidence gap at the interface of health and social care, share their rapid review process for healthcare, jointly develop an evidence review process for health and social care with CRFR, and co-produce an evidence review to pilot that process.
Impact Outputs will include a an evidence review process for health and social care, an evidence review, an evidence briefing and a project learning report.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Reflexive Researchers Group (Scotland wide community of practice) 
Organisation Oxfam GB
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Hayley Bennett co-founded the group alongside third sector research partners. The members provide:- peer support, training and development, advancement of qualitative research approaches, guidance of data collection, support for research management and organisations
Collaborator Contribution Partners provide insight, guidance, peer support, and advice about undertaking qualitative research into poverty and inequality. We work together to identify best practice, enable sharing of problems and identification of solutions.
Impact Too soon for physical outputs.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Reflexive Researchers Group (Scotland wide community of practice) 
Organisation Poverty Alliance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hayley Bennett co-founded the group alongside third sector research partners. The members provide:- peer support, training and development, advancement of qualitative research approaches, guidance of data collection, support for research management and organisations
Collaborator Contribution Partners provide insight, guidance, peer support, and advice about undertaking qualitative research into poverty and inequality. We work together to identify best practice, enable sharing of problems and identification of solutions.
Impact Too soon for physical outputs.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Reflexive Researchers Group (Scotland wide community of practice) 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hayley Bennett co-founded the group alongside third sector research partners. The members provide:- peer support, training and development, advancement of qualitative research approaches, guidance of data collection, support for research management and organisations
Collaborator Contribution Partners provide insight, guidance, peer support, and advice about undertaking qualitative research into poverty and inequality. We work together to identify best practice, enable sharing of problems and identification of solutions.
Impact Too soon for physical outputs.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Resettlement of Syrian refugees in West Dunbartonshire 
Organisation West Dunbartonshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have provided two researchers with expertise in refugee resettlement
Collaborator Contribution Contacts with local services and new refugee families. Helped to facilitate the setup of interviews for this research project.
Impact Fieldwork has only just finished and we are now writing up the results.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Review of local Decision Making in Perth and Kinross 
Organisation Perth and Kinross Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am the Principal Investigator for this project. This has involved agreeing the brief and the parameters of the research, recruiting a research, project management, regular communications and updates, managing the relationship with with partners in Perth and Kinross, devising an analytical framework and workplan, supporting the researcher to undertake fieldwork, analysis and data report, report writing,
Collaborator Contribution Instigators of this project, Agreeing the purpose and focus of the review, providing supporting documentation, and documentary evidence, recruitment of research participants, organising venues and catering, ongoing communications
Impact Draft report due to be submitted to Perth and Kinross partners on 16th March
Start Year 2017
 
Description Review of the National Standards for Community Engagement 
Organisation Scottish Community Development Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution -attending 4 strategic meetings regarding: developing the plan for the review, contributing to the research design, ongoing monitoring of data analysis, and a forthcoming Reference Group for the final stage of the process -organising a Policy Reunion on the National Standards for Community Engagement in August 2015, which sold out and featured 50 participants including community engagement practitioners, policymakers and researchers, as well as the Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment. This was the 'official' launch of the Review, hosted by What Works Scotland. -ongoing data analysis and review of the drafts of the new Standards. -contributing to the launch of the Standards by the Local Government Minister in September 2016
Collaborator Contribution Data collection has been carried out by Scottish Community Development Centre staff. The research comprises: a survey, focus groups, workshops and test sites for the new Standards. SCDC has also convened and organised meeting with numerous partners involved in the process including public and third sector organisations and community groups. SCDC obtained £30,000 from the Scottish Government to carry out this work, following a joint proposal by SCDC and What Works Scotland, on the basis that the funding goes to support SCDC stuff and WWS contributes in kind including my time.
Impact So far: -blog post and video: http://whatworksscotland.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/the-national-standards-for-community_16.html -Publication of the new National Standards for Community Engagement to accompany new guidance on the implementation of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: http://www.voicescotland.org.uk This is a multidisciplinary project involving community development and education, and political science
Start Year 2015
 
Description Third Sector Participation and Representation 
Organisation STRiVE
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Leading on Action Research, including participatory workshops and write-up
Collaborator Contribution Organisation of workshops, coordination of the process; communications support
Impact Blog Post: http://whatworksscotland.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/participation-and-representation-in-Scotlands-third-sector-interfaces.html Report: Third Sector Participation and Representation http://strive.me.uk/news/third-sector-participation-representation-materials/ Reform of Strive's Third Sector Interface functions and structure
Start Year 2015
 
Description Trial of 'mini public' process to enable communities and public services to interact more meaningfully 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution What Works Scotland lead and facilitated the citizens jury process for this project. What Works Scotland also co-ordinated the research process, analysed findings and produced the research report.
Collaborator Contribution All other partners contributed resources to enable the citizens jury process and collaborated in the research .
Impact A decision on the location of public bonfire as the result of a public jury system process and community collaboration and consensus
Start Year 2017
 
Description Trial of 'mini public' process to enable communities and public services to interact more meaningfully 
Organisation Police Scotland
Country Unknown 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution What Works Scotland lead and facilitated the citizens jury process for this project. What Works Scotland also co-ordinated the research process, analysed findings and produced the research report.
Collaborator Contribution All other partners contributed resources to enable the citizens jury process and collaborated in the research .
Impact A decision on the location of public bonfire as the result of a public jury system process and community collaboration and consensus
Start Year 2017
 
Description Trial of 'mini public' process to enable communities and public services to interact more meaningfully 
Organisation Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution What Works Scotland lead and facilitated the citizens jury process for this project. What Works Scotland also co-ordinated the research process, analysed findings and produced the research report.
Collaborator Contribution All other partners contributed resources to enable the citizens jury process and collaborated in the research .
Impact A decision on the location of public bonfire as the result of a public jury system process and community collaboration and consensus
Start Year 2017
 
Description Using evidence in strategic development: Child Poverty 
Organisation South Ayrshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution What Works Scotland's Evidence to Action workstream is working with South Ayrshire Council to support evidence-informed decision making in the areas of early intervention and prevention. The project will focus on child poverty and address: 1. What are the causes of child poverty and what early trigger signs can indicate risk of poverty? 2. During pregnancy and in the early years and primary school years: a. What factors can mitigate the effects of child poverty? b. What factors can prevent child poverty? We have conducted a literature review and presented it to the Early Intervention and Prevention Working Group of South Ayrshire Council (SAC)
Collaborator Contribution SAC worked with us to define the topic, reviewed the literature review, and are co-hosting a learning event for local partners.
Impact Actions to Prevent and Mitigate Child Poverty in South Ayrshire Communuty Planning partnership: literature review
Start Year 2016
 
Description WWS Knowledge Hub 
Organisation Improvement Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WWS is working with the Knowledge Hub to increase and diversify the knowledge accessible through the Hub, for example by contributing independently appraised research summaries, evidence-based approaches to public service reform.
Collaborator Contribution The Knowledge Hub team has supported WWS to create a Knowledge Hub to access and communicate with the public sector, policy makers, practitioners and influencers. They will provide on-going support to consider how to best utilise the Hub for reach and impact, including how it could support an Evidence Hub for WWS.
Impact WWS Knowledge Hub group, in development
Start Year 2015
 
Description West Dunbartonshire Data Advisory Group 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution West Dunbartonshire is one of four national case sites where WWS are researching public service reform in community planning through a process of collaborative action research. The purpose of this project is to work with the community planning team in West Dunbartonshire to co-produce community profiles that can be used to improve the performance of public services, increase levels of local knowledge on the needs and assets of localities, and stimulate dialogue with local people on priorities for local action plans. The aim is to make statistical data at the micro-level more accessible, relevant and meaningful; and to contribute to a more informed approach to local decision-making both by communities and the CPP. At a local level the background to this project was the commitment from the West Dunbartonshire CPP to developing a new neighbourhood approach to service design and delivery (see the Community Planning West Dunbartonshire SOA 2014 - 17). This neighbourhood approach, currently being rolled out throughout West Dunbartonshire, is known locally as 'Your Community'. It involves a process of 'community profiling', which includes gathering and sharing local data. During preliminary discussions on the focus of the support from WWS, community planning officers identified community profiling as a priority area for collaboration. Community planning officers identified three areas where they required external support to produce the data indicators for each of the 17 communities defined in their locality planning model: First, specialist skills and technology in mapping and data analysis were needed to address the problem of finding comparable data at the local geographical scale and within the boundaries identified for locality planning. Second, in addition to production of a set of profiles, a key priority was to develop the skills and capacity of local officers to undertake the production of neighbourhood profiles for themselves. Third, the intention was for the CPP to use neighbourhood profiles as a tool to stimulate dialogue with local people on the needs and priorities for their area. Officers were concerned that the needs-led rather than asset-led nature of deprivation statistics could be a potential barrier to engaging with communities. On behalf of WWS, I led on the negotiation and facilitated the collaboration between the project partners. The outcome was an agreement to deliver a project to develop the analytical and GIS mapping skills and capacity of local staff and increase potential for a sustainable in-house approach to data profiling; produce 18 sets of indicators (profiles) for West Dunbartonshire; develop web-based access to profiles and interactive mapping; and improve the coordination and sharing of data within the community planning partnership.
Collaborator Contribution The project team have developed templates for indicators, suggested an initial set of indicators, and addressed a range of technical issues relating to local geographies and data. This included agreement on community council boundaries as the relevant local geography, agreeing a rational for aligning data and local geographies, and piloting an interactive tool and dash board for presentation of the profiles data on the West Dunbartonshire Community Planning website. The lead officer for West Dunbartonshire has written a project workplan, taken part in training on the use of the Tableau dashboard and held meetings with local partners to promote the project.
Impact Claire Bynner WWS and Bruce Whyte GCPH have written, a draft report on interim findings from What Works in Community Profiling. The report will form the basis of our shared input to a meeting with NHS NSS Local Intelligence Support Team and The Improvement Service. Following a meeting with the NSS Local Intelligence Support Team Manager, she asked if ISD could use the project as a predictive analytical case to inform their work with CPPs. Our intention is also to share interim findings from this project with national partners through the Scottish Government's Outcomes, Evidence and Performance Board. This work will be shared with Data analysts who work for the Chief Statistician of the Scottish government in a presentation to be given in March 2017
Start Year 2015
 
Description West Dunbartonshire Data Advisory Group 
Organisation Information Services Division (ISD)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution West Dunbartonshire is one of four national case sites where WWS are researching public service reform in community planning through a process of collaborative action research. The purpose of this project is to work with the community planning team in West Dunbartonshire to co-produce community profiles that can be used to improve the performance of public services, increase levels of local knowledge on the needs and assets of localities, and stimulate dialogue with local people on priorities for local action plans. The aim is to make statistical data at the micro-level more accessible, relevant and meaningful; and to contribute to a more informed approach to local decision-making both by communities and the CPP. At a local level the background to this project was the commitment from the West Dunbartonshire CPP to developing a new neighbourhood approach to service design and delivery (see the Community Planning West Dunbartonshire SOA 2014 - 17). This neighbourhood approach, currently being rolled out throughout West Dunbartonshire, is known locally as 'Your Community'. It involves a process of 'community profiling', which includes gathering and sharing local data. During preliminary discussions on the focus of the support from WWS, community planning officers identified community profiling as a priority area for collaboration. Community planning officers identified three areas where they required external support to produce the data indicators for each of the 17 communities defined in their locality planning model: First, specialist skills and technology in mapping and data analysis were needed to address the problem of finding comparable data at the local geographical scale and within the boundaries identified for locality planning. Second, in addition to production of a set of profiles, a key priority was to develop the skills and capacity of local officers to undertake the production of neighbourhood profiles for themselves. Third, the intention was for the CPP to use neighbourhood profiles as a tool to stimulate dialogue with local people on the needs and priorities for their area. Officers were concerned that the needs-led rather than asset-led nature of deprivation statistics could be a potential barrier to engaging with communities. On behalf of WWS, I led on the negotiation and facilitated the collaboration between the project partners. The outcome was an agreement to deliver a project to develop the analytical and GIS mapping skills and capacity of local staff and increase potential for a sustainable in-house approach to data profiling; produce 18 sets of indicators (profiles) for West Dunbartonshire; develop web-based access to profiles and interactive mapping; and improve the coordination and sharing of data within the community planning partnership.
Collaborator Contribution The project team have developed templates for indicators, suggested an initial set of indicators, and addressed a range of technical issues relating to local geographies and data. This included agreement on community council boundaries as the relevant local geography, agreeing a rational for aligning data and local geographies, and piloting an interactive tool and dash board for presentation of the profiles data on the West Dunbartonshire Community Planning website. The lead officer for West Dunbartonshire has written a project workplan, taken part in training on the use of the Tableau dashboard and held meetings with local partners to promote the project.
Impact Claire Bynner WWS and Bruce Whyte GCPH have written, a draft report on interim findings from What Works in Community Profiling. The report will form the basis of our shared input to a meeting with NHS NSS Local Intelligence Support Team and The Improvement Service. Following a meeting with the NSS Local Intelligence Support Team Manager, she asked if ISD could use the project as a predictive analytical case to inform their work with CPPs. Our intention is also to share interim findings from this project with national partners through the Scottish Government's Outcomes, Evidence and Performance Board. This work will be shared with Data analysts who work for the Chief Statistician of the Scottish government in a presentation to be given in March 2017
Start Year 2015
 
Description West Dunbartonshire Data Advisory Group 
Organisation West Dunbartonshire Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution West Dunbartonshire is one of four national case sites where WWS are researching public service reform in community planning through a process of collaborative action research. The purpose of this project is to work with the community planning team in West Dunbartonshire to co-produce community profiles that can be used to improve the performance of public services, increase levels of local knowledge on the needs and assets of localities, and stimulate dialogue with local people on priorities for local action plans. The aim is to make statistical data at the micro-level more accessible, relevant and meaningful; and to contribute to a more informed approach to local decision-making both by communities and the CPP. At a local level the background to this project was the commitment from the West Dunbartonshire CPP to developing a new neighbourhood approach to service design and delivery (see the Community Planning West Dunbartonshire SOA 2014 - 17). This neighbourhood approach, currently being rolled out throughout West Dunbartonshire, is known locally as 'Your Community'. It involves a process of 'community profiling', which includes gathering and sharing local data. During preliminary discussions on the focus of the support from WWS, community planning officers identified community profiling as a priority area for collaboration. Community planning officers identified three areas where they required external support to produce the data indicators for each of the 17 communities defined in their locality planning model: First, specialist skills and technology in mapping and data analysis were needed to address the problem of finding comparable data at the local geographical scale and within the boundaries identified for locality planning. Second, in addition to production of a set of profiles, a key priority was to develop the skills and capacity of local officers to undertake the production of neighbourhood profiles for themselves. Third, the intention was for the CPP to use neighbourhood profiles as a tool to stimulate dialogue with local people on the needs and priorities for their area. Officers were concerned that the needs-led rather than asset-led nature of deprivation statistics could be a potential barrier to engaging with communities. On behalf of WWS, I led on the negotiation and facilitated the collaboration between the project partners. The outcome was an agreement to deliver a project to develop the analytical and GIS mapping skills and capacity of local staff and increase potential for a sustainable in-house approach to data profiling; produce 18 sets of indicators (profiles) for West Dunbartonshire; develop web-based access to profiles and interactive mapping; and improve the coordination and sharing of data within the community planning partnership.
Collaborator Contribution The project team have developed templates for indicators, suggested an initial set of indicators, and addressed a range of technical issues relating to local geographies and data. This included agreement on community council boundaries as the relevant local geography, agreeing a rational for aligning data and local geographies, and piloting an interactive tool and dash board for presentation of the profiles data on the West Dunbartonshire Community Planning website. The lead officer for West Dunbartonshire has written a project workplan, taken part in training on the use of the Tableau dashboard and held meetings with local partners to promote the project.
Impact Claire Bynner WWS and Bruce Whyte GCPH have written, a draft report on interim findings from What Works in Community Profiling. The report will form the basis of our shared input to a meeting with NHS NSS Local Intelligence Support Team and The Improvement Service. Following a meeting with the NSS Local Intelligence Support Team Manager, she asked if ISD could use the project as a predictive analytical case to inform their work with CPPs. Our intention is also to share interim findings from this project with national partners through the Scottish Government's Outcomes, Evidence and Performance Board. This work will be shared with Data analysts who work for the Chief Statistician of the Scottish government in a presentation to be given in March 2017
Start Year 2015
 
Description 'Disinvestment', or 'freeing up' resources for reinvestment? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This seminar, run by What Works Scotland in partnership with ScotPHN and NHS Health Scotland, examined issues around changing the balance of spend to emphasise prevention and to shift the balance of care away from hospitals into social care in the community. It considered the assumptions around disinvestment, and how to measure and realise potential savings in prevention. It discussed some of the beliefs and assumptions implicit in this narrative. It aimed to achieve a common understanding of the different terms used in the discussion: prevention, savings, disinvestment etc. and focused on how to measure and how to realise potential savings, recognising that this raises both economic and political/stakeholder issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/disinvestment-or-freeing-up-resources-for-reinvestment/
 
Description 'Fun, Food, Folk': The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An event to launch and discuss research findings of WWS review of Centrestage's distinct approach to dignified food provision. More than 60 people from different Scottish Government, statutory, local authority and third sector organisations attended the event. A local MSP from the study area also attended and has arranged a follow-up meeting with research team members to discuss how to take this work forward. Further to this another Ayrshire MSP, Ruth Maguire also highlighted the report in a Scottish Parliamentary motion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/fun-food-folk-the-centrestage-approach-to-dignified-food-provi...
 
Description 1 April - OE contributed to the Centrestage Evaluation Group workshop in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 1 April - OE contributed to the Centrestage Evaluation Group workshop in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 1 December OE facilitated the 2nd workshop with Strive (East Lothian's Third Sector Interface), where participants are thinking through solutions to issues of representation and participation within the TSI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 1 December OE facilitated the 2nd workshop with Strive (East Lothian's Third Sector Interface), where participants are thinking through solutions to issues of representation and participation within the TSI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 1 February - OE joined the Scottish Government Advisory Group on the Participation Duty component of the Community Empowerment Act 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 1 February - OE joined the Scottish Government Advisory Group on the Participation Duty component of the Community Empowerment Act
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 1 May 2015 - Community Planning Partnership Day on Participatory Budgeting (1st May) with CPP officers and representatives from three of Glasgow's Thriving Places - facilitated by PB Partners. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1 May 2015 - Community Planning Partnership Day on Participatory Budgeting (1st May) with CPP officers and representatives from three of Glasgow's Thriving Places - facilitated by PB Partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 1 October - full day research workshop with international researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 1 October - OE facilitated a full day research workshop with international researchers from the 'People making a difference in neighbourhoods' project (Netherlands, Denmark, England and Scotland)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 10 February meeting to review National Standards for Community Engagement, St Anrews House, including James Mitchell, Ian Turner and Kathleen Glazik (SG Community Empowerment Unit) and Fiona Garven (SCDC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 10 February meeting to review National Standards for Community Engagement, St Anrews House, including James Mitchell, Ian Turner and Kathleen Glazik (SG Community Empowerment Unit) and Fiona Garven (SCDC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 11 December WWS full day meeting with case study partners and academic team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 11 December WWS full day meeting with case study partners and academic team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 11 Nov 2017 - • Delivered seminar at the event: 'Institutionalizing participatory and deliberative democracy', University of Westminster, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 11 Nov 2017 - Delivered seminar at the event: 'Institutionalizing participatory and deliberative democracy', University of Westminster, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 11 Sept 2015 - WWS Presentation at Third Sector Research Forums Lets Collaborate Seminar, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 11 Sept 2015 - WWS Presentation at Third Sector Research Forums Lets Collaborate Seminar, Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 11th December OE and RB organised and facilitated the 4th CAR session of Glasgow's Community Budgeting Evaluation Team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 11th December OE and RB organised and facilitated the 4th CAR session of Glasgow's Community Budgeting Evaluation Team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 11th June 2015 - OE met Patricia Rodger (Community Collective Advocacy Development Worker) to discuss work on 'hard to reach groups' and inclusion, as a follow up to Democratic Sector Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact • 11th June 2015 - OE met Patricia Rodger (Community Collective Advocacy Development Worker) to discuss work on 'hard to reach groups' and inclusion, as a follow up to Democratic Sector Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 11th November, James and I attend meeting with SG Community Empowerment Unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 11th November, James and I attend meeting with SG Community Empowerment Unit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 12 April - OE met Zoe Ferguson (Carnegie UK) to discuss her new role and research connections to WWS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 12 April - OE met Zoe Ferguson (Carnegie UK) to discuss her new role and research connections to WWS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 12 December full day training on facilitation, Glasgow South Partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 12 December full day training on facilitation, Glasgow South Partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 12 March - OE gave keynote speech on democracy and public services at the Clackmannanshire Community Conference 2016 in Alloa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 12 March - OE gave keynote speech on democracy and public services at the Clackmannanshire Community Conference 2016 in Alloa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 12 November, WWS full day meeting case study partners and academic team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 12 November, WWS full day meeting case study partners and academic team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 12th August 2015 - OE met Chief Exec and senior officers of the Children's' Parliament to discuss potential collaboration within the 2016 programme for the CECB work stream 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 12th August 2015 - OE met Chief Exec and senior officers of the Children's' Parliament to discuss potential collaboration within the 2016 programme for the CECB work stream
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 12th January OE contributed to the first meeting of the Advisory Board for the DRILL programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 12th January OE contributed to the first meeting of the Advisory Board for the DRILL programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 12th January OE facilitated the final workshop with Strive (East Lothian's Third Sector Interface) to rethink their participation and representation structures. Now the online phase begins 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 12th January OE facilitated the final workshop with Strive (East Lothian's Third Sector Interface) to rethink their participation and representation structures. Now the online phase begins
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 13 April - OE met Doreen Grove (Scottish Government) to discuss shared research interests 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 13 April - OE met Doreen Grove (Scottish Government) to discuss shared research interests
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 13 February meeting Ali Stoddart (DemSoc) to liaise re preparations for forum 'A Better Place: Communities, Citizens and Consumers & New Approaches to Social Policy & Public Services.' Co-sponsored by Scot Gov, WWS and others 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 13 February meeting Ali Stoddart (DemSoc) to liaise re preparations for forum 'A Better Place: Communities, Citizens and Consumers & New Approaches to Social Policy & Public Services.' Co-sponsored by Scot Gov, WWS and others
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 13 January design workshop, Democratic Sector Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 13 January design workshop, Democratic Sector Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 13 January meeting ministers Marco Biagi and Alex Neil at Scottish Parliament to discuss with PB Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 13 January meeting ministers Marco Biagi and Alex Neil at Scottish Parliament to discuss with PB Working Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 13th October afternoon Meeting to advice Scottish Rural Parliament on their new governance structures 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 13th October afternoon Meeting to advice Scottish Rural Parliament on their new governance structures
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 14 Nov 2017 - Hosted panel and workshop at the Participatory Budgeting Scotland Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 14 Nov 2017 - Hosted panel and workshop at the Participatory Budgeting Scotland Conference 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 14 November meeting Democratic Audit Board of Trustees, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 14 November meeting Democratic Audit Board of Trustees, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 14th August 2015 - OE met Angela Leitch (SOLACE, and Chief Exec East Lothian Council) and Paolo Vestri (Policy Manager, East Lothian Council) to discuss on-going collaboration (EL is a WWS Learning Partner) and work planned with Strive (EL Third Sector Interface) in the 2016 programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 14th August 2015 - OE met Angela Leitch (SOLACE, and Chief Exec East Lothian Council) and Paolo Vestri (Policy Manager, East Lothian Council) to discuss on-going collaboration (EL is a WWS Learning Partner) and work planned with Strive (EL Third Sector Interface) in the 2016 programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 14th August 2015 - OE met Claire Patullo (Youth Bank) to discuss potential for collaboration within the 2016 programme for the CECB work stream 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 14th August 2015 - OE met Claire Patullo (Youth Bank) to discuss potential for collaboration within the 2016 programme for the CECB work stream
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 14th August 2015 - OE met Dona Milne (Deputy Director, NHS Lothian) to discuss shared research interests and potential for collaboration within the 2016 programme for the CECB work stream 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 14th August 2015 - OE met Dona Milne (Deputy Director, NHS Lothian) to discuss shared research interests and potential for collaboration within the 2016 programme for the CECB work stream
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 14th December OE launched the first Survey of Community Planning Officials in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 14th December OE launched the first Survey of Community Planning Officials in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 15 February - OE met Kaela Scott (Scottish Lead for Involve) to discuss shared research interests and areas for collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 15 February - OE met Kaela Scott (Scottish Lead for Involve) to discuss shared research interests and areas for collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 15 March - OE facilitated research encounter between Jam and Justice team (ESRC funded CAR project in Greater Manchester) and WWS team. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 15 March - OE facilitated research encounter between Jam and Justice team (ESRC funded CAR project in Greater Manchester) and WWS team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 15 October 10-15.30 Glasgow, National PB Learning Event organised by Scottish government PB Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 15 October 10-15.30 Glasgow, National PB Learning Event organised by Scottish government PB Working Group (which includes SG officials, Angus Hardie, Fiona Garven, Martin Jhonstone and myself). Event attended by 60 people working on PB across Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 16 November - OE presented and participated in event co-organised between SCVO, Scottish Futures Forum and WWS at the Scottish Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 16 November - OE presented and participated in event co-organised between SCVO, Scottish Futures Forum and WWS at the Scottish Parliament: 'Opening up Public Participation in National Budgets'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 16 November 2017 - Delivered training workshop for Scottish Parliament staff on how to organise deliberative mini-publics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 16 November 2017 - Delivered training workshop for Scottish Parliament staff on how to organise deliberative mini-publics, following recommendation from the recent Parliamentary Reform Commission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 17 Feb attendance to "Community Development in Contradictory Times: Looking Beyond Asset-Based Community Development" A joint seminar hosted by SCDC, CDAS and the University of Edinburgh -to inform WWS Community Engagement Strand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 17 Feb attendance to "Community Development in Contradictory Times: Looking Beyond Asset-Based Community Development" A joint seminar hosted by SCDC, CDAS and the University of Edinburgh -to inform WWS Community Engagement Strand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 17 February - OE co-facilitated with RB CAR workshop on PB evaluation in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 17 February - OE co-facilitated with RB CAR workshop on PB evaluation in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 17 March - OE gave keynote speech on public participation and community empowerment at the 2016 SOLAR conference (Society of Local Authority Lawyers and Administrators in Scotland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 17 March - OE gave keynote speech on public participation and community empowerment at the 2016 SOLAR conference (Society of Local Authority Lawyers and Administrators in Scotland)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 17 Nov 2017 - Meeting with Rachel Baker, Prof of Health Economics at Yunus Centre, to discuss shared interests on research into deliberative public engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 17 Nov 2017 - Meeting with Rachel Baker, Prof of Health Economics at Yunus Centre, to discuss shared interests on research into deliberative public engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 17 Nov 2017 - Meeting with Simon Cameron (COSLA and Scottish Government) to advice on the process of mainstreaming participatory budgeting across the country, following recent agreement between national and local government on the allocation of at least 1% of local authority budgets via PB by 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 17 Nov 2017 - Meeting with Simon Cameron (COSLA and Scottish Government) to advice on the process of mainstreaming participatory budgeting across the country, following recent agreement between national and local government on the allocation of at least 1% of local authority budgets via PB by 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 17 November full day undertaking PB Partners training day organised by Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 17 November full day undertaking PB Partners training day organised by Scottish Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 17 September 2014, 2-4.30pm Glasgow Teacher's Building, session with Danish delegation of councillors, civil servants and community activists. Organised by Scottish Community Development Centre and Scottish Co-production Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 17 September 2014, 2-4.30pm Glasgow Teacher's Building, session with Danish delegation of councillors, civil servants and community activists. Organised by Scottish Community Development Centre and Scottish Co-production Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 17th August 2015 - OE met Hannah Axon (Strive, East Lothian Third Sector Interface) to plan Collaborative Action Research Project to be included in the 2016 WWS programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 17th August 2015 - OE met Hannah Axon (Strive, East Lothian Third Sector Interface) to plan Collaborative Action Research Project to be included in the 2016 WWS programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 17th December OE met staff at IRISS to plan the development of audio-visual resources for practitioners based on the "People making a difference in communities' conference and publication" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 17th December OE met staff at IRISS to plan the development of audio-visual resources for practitioners based on the "People making a difference in communities' conference and publication"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 18 December Scottish government PB Working Group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 18 December Scottish government PB Working Group meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 18 February Meeting with Local Government Minister Marco Biagi to discuss PB and Community Empowerment Bill 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 18 February Meeting with Local Government Minister Marco Biagi to discuss PB and Community Empowerment Bill
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 18th December OE joined the new Advisory Group on Participation and the Community Empowerment Act, convened by the Minister for Local government and Community Empowerment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 18th December OE joined the new Advisory Group on Participation and the Community Empowerment Act, convened by the Minister for Local government and Community Empowerment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 18th January OE joined other facilitators in Nick Bland's Spread and Sustainability seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 18th January OE joined other facilitators in Nick Bland's Spread and Sustainability seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 18th September 2014, 1pm-2.30pm, meeting at Scottish Parliament with Graeme Cook (Head of Research at SPICe) and his supervisor Callum Thomson to discuss the Parliament's Public Engagement Strategy in preparation for both post-referendum scenarios 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 18th September 2014, 1pm-2.30pm, meeting at Scottish Parliament with Graeme Cook (Head of Research at SPICe) and his supervisor Callum Thomson to discuss the Parliament's Public Engagement Strategy in preparation for both post-referendum scenarios
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 19 April - OE contributed to the Scottish Government Democratic Renewal Group session 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 19 April - OE contributed to the Scottish Government Democratic Renewal Group session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 19 January meeting Scot Gov PB Working Group + PB Partners 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 19 January meeting Scot Gov PB Working Group + PB Partners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 19th January OE met with Angela O'Hagan (Glasgow Caledonian University) to discuss forthcoming evaluation of Participatory Budgeting in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 19th January OE met with Angela O'Hagan (Glasgow Caledonian University) to discuss forthcoming evaluation of Participatory Budgeting in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 19th January OE met with Chris Harkins - Work plan developed for collaboration with Glasgow Centre for Population Health on the WWS review of evidence of 1st generation Participatory Budgeting process in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 19th January OE met with Chris Harkins - Work plan developed for collaboration with Glasgow Centre for Population Health on the WWS review of evidence of 1st generation Participatory Budgeting process in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 1st July Internal review meetings on the scaling up evidence review and the CAR retreat (NB). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 1st July Internal review meetings on the scaling up evidence review and the CAR retreat (NB). Participated in round-table discussion of SCDC 'Animating Assets' project in Stirling (NB). Meeting Ken Thomson (Scottish Government Director General Strategy and External Affairs), and Sarah Davidson (SG Director General Communities), to discuss internal strategy for participation within government and implications for staff development (OE)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 1st Sept 2015 - WWS Presentation at "Community Planning - Maximising Potential" conference, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1st Sept 2015 - WWS Presentation at "Community Planning - Maximising Potential" conference, Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2 February - OE met with Chief Exec and Deputy Chief Exec for Strive (East Lothian's Third Secotr Interface) to plan the final stage of our collaborative project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 2 February - OE met with Chief Exec and Deputy Chief Exec for Strive (East Lothian's Third Secotr Interface) to plan the final stage of our collaborative project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 2 March - OE attends Centrestage Evaluation Group meeting in Kilmarnock 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2 March - OE attends Centrestage Evaluation Group meeting in Kilmarnock
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 2 October - Conference - People making a difference in communities" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2 October - Conference 'People making a difference in communities' delivered successfully by OE, with help from WWS team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 20 January meeting Glasgow case study leads to develop case study (with Nick, Richard and James - Stephen Sprott, Shaw Anderson and Evelyn O'donnell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 January meeting Glasgow case study leads to develop case study (with Nick, Richard and James - Stephen Sprott, Shaw Anderson and Evelyn O'donnell)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 20 May - OE presented research findings at Citizens' Juries Report launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 20 May - OE presented research findings at Citizens' Juries Report launch event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 20-22 Sept 2017 - Hosted academic panel 'Innovations in public policy research and practice' at the Annual Congress of the Spanish Political Science Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 20-22 Sept 2017 - Hosted academic panel 'Innovations in public policy research and practice' at the Annual Congress of the Spanish Political Science Association
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 20-22 September 2017 - Presented paper 'Participatory governance in Scotland: Paradigmatic changes in the research and practice of public policy' at the Annual Congress of the Spanish Political Science Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 20-22 September 2017 - Presented paper 'Participatory governance in Scotland: Paradigmatic changes in the research and practice of public policy' at the Annual Congress of the Spanish Political Science Association
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 20th August 2015 - OE met Helen Chambers (Inspiring Scotland; WWS National Partners) to discuss shared research interests and the 2016 CECB work stream 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20th August 2015 - OE met Helen Chambers (Inspiring Scotland; WWS National Partners) to discuss shared research interests and the 2016 CECB work stream
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 20th Jan OE contributed to the bimonthly meeting of the Scottish Government Working Group on Participatory Budgeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 20th Jan OE contributed to the bimonthly meeting of the Scottish Government Working Group on Participatory Budgeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 20th May 2015 - Presentation on deliberative public engagement at the launch of the Citizens' Juries report; recorded video to follow and link up from WWS web 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20th May 2015 - Presentation on deliberative public engagement at the launch of the Citizens' Juries report; recorded video to follow and link up from WWS web
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 20th October Meeting to complete research for NCPG led my James, Fiona and Alistair, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 20th October Meeting to complete research for NCPG led my James, Fiona and Alistair, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 21 March - OE gave presentation at the Collaborative Research conference in St Andrews 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 21 March - OE gave presentation at the Collaborative Research conference in St Andrews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 21st August 2015 - OE met Lynne Gow (Service Transformation Directorate, Fire and Rescue Service) to discuss research areas of interest and explore potential for collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 21st August 2015 - OE met Lynne Gow (Service Transformation Directorate, Fire and Rescue Service) to discuss research areas of interest and explore potential for collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 21st August 2015 - OE met Maureen McAteer (National Third Sector GIRFEC Project Director) and Eddie Folan (Barnardo's Scotland) to discuss shared research interests and potential for collaboration within the 2016 programme for the CECB work stream. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 21st August 2015 - OE met Maureen McAteer (National Third Sector GIRFEC Project Director) and Eddie Folan (Barnardo's Scotland) to discuss shared research interests and potential for collaboration within the 2016 programme for the CECB work stream.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 21st October PB Intro workshop (half day) Glasgow North East Area Partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 21st October PB Intro workshop (half day) Glasgow North East Area Partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 22 January meeting Adam Stewart (COSLA) and Robin Hanynes to discuss community engagement strand of WWS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 22 January meeting Adam Stewart (COSLA) and Robin Hanynes to discuss community engagement strand of WWS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 22 March - OE co-facilitated with RB CAR workshop on PB evaluation in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 22 March - OE co-facilitated with RB CAR workshop on PB evaluation in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 22nd December, OE contributed to the meeting of the project "Distant Voices 3" to discuss potential research into community engagement and criminal justice. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 22nd December, OE contributed to the meeting of the project "Distant Voices 3" to discuss potential research into community engagement and criminal justice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 23 March - OE gave keynote speech and delivered a workshop at the Join the Dots conference, the annual gathering of Moray's Third Sector Interface 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 23 March - OE gave keynote speech and delivered a workshop at the Join the Dots conference, the annual gathering of Moray's Third Sector Interface
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 23 Nov 2017 - Co-hosted 2nd regional workshop of the WWS/SCDC review of community councils in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 23 Nov 2017 - Co-hosted 2nd regional workshop of the WWS/SCDC review of community councils in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 23 November - OE met Stephanie Plotnikoff, Rachel McKechnie and Dave Kilgour (Directorate for Housing, Regeneration & Welfare; Social Justice & Regeneration Division; Scottish Government) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 23 November - OE met Stephanie Plotnikoff, Rachel McKechnie and Dave Kilgour (Directorate for Housing, Regeneration & Welfare; Social Justice & Regeneration Division; Scottish Government) to discuss their forthcoming programme on local welfare policy and potential shared research interests related to the CECB and/or P&G work streams
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 24 February OE delivered half day workshop on facilitation skills at WWS Collab Retreat 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 24 February OE delivered half day workshop on facilitation skills at WWS Collab Retreat
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 24 Nov 2017 - Delivered presentation/launch of the Community Planning Officials Survey Report at the general meeting of the Community Planning Managers Network, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 24 Nov 2017 - Delivered presentation/launch of the Community Planning Officials Survey Report at the general meeting of the Community Planning Managers Network, Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 24 November - OE co-facilitated with RB an evidence-gathering 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 24 November - OE co-facilitated with RB an evidence-gathering session with Glasgow's Participatory Budgeting Evaluation Team (part of the CAR process) at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 24th August 2015 - OE contributed to SURF's (Scottish Regeneration Network) Annual Food for Thought dinner discussion with Prof. Tony Atkinson on Inequalities. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 24th August 2015 - OE contributed to SURF's (Scottish Regeneration Network) Annual Food for Thought dinner discussion with Prof. Tony Atkinson on Inequalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 25 April - OE contributed to the Scottish Government PB Working Group session 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 25 April - OE contributed to the Scottish Government PB Working Group session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 25 May - SM attended expert group looking at knowledge to action to improve health in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 25 May 2015 SM attended expert group looking at knowledge to action to improve health in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 25 November multi-partner meeting to plan Democratic Sector Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 25 November multi-partner meeting to plan Democratic Sector Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 25 Sept 2015 - WWS Exhibit at Explorathon 2015 at Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 25 Sept 2015 - WWS Exhibit at Explorathon 2015 at Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 25th August 2015 - OE attended SURF's (Scottish Regeneration Network) Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 25th August 2015 - OE attended SURF's (Scottish Regeneration Network) Annual Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 25th September, keynote speech at North Alliance Conference (CLD practitioners and community workers and volunteers from 7 LAAs), Nairn. The keynote was on participatory democracy, including participatory budgeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 25th September, keynote speech at North Alliance Conference (CLD practitioners and community workers and volunteers from 7 LAAs), Nairn. The keynote was on participatory democracy, including participatory budgeting. Then I also gave a workshop on 'facilitation'. Lots of interest up north on this dimension of WWS -many said they'd get in touch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 26th August 2015 - OE helped to facilitate a workshop for the 'Fairer Scotland' Scottish Government programme, as part of the Leading Together annual event for 200 senior civil servants from the public sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 26th August 2015 - OE helped to facilitate a workshop for the 'Fairer Scotland' Scottish Government programme, as part of the Leading Together annual event for 200 senior civil servants from the public sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 26th August 2015 - OE met Ruchir Shah (SCVO, a WWS National Partner) to agree and design plan for collaborative project on 'Opening Public Participation in National Budgets', to be included in the 2016 programme for the CECB workstream 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 26th August 2015 - OE met Ruchir Shah (SCVO, a WWS National Partner) to agree and design plan for collaborative project on 'Opening Public Participation in National Budgets', to be included in the 2016 programme for the CECB workstream
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 26th June 2015 - OE delivered workshop on 'Using deliberative mini-publics in Community Planning' at 'Changing lives, delivering success' (annual Community Planning Conference organised by Scottish Government) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 26th June 2015 - OE delivered workshop on 'Using deliberative mini-publics in Community Planning' at 'Changing lives, delivering success' (annual Community Planning Conference organised by Scottish Government)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 27 April - OE contributed to the Centrestage Evaluation Group session in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 27 April - OE contributed to the Centrestage Evaluation Group session in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 27 April - OE met Christine Scullion and Cassy Rutheford (Robertson Trust) to discuss shared research interest on the third sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 27 April - OE met Christine Scullion and Cassy Rutheford (Robertson Trust) to discuss shread research interest on the third sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 27 April - OE presented the WWS report on PB (co-written with Chris Harkins, GCPH) at an online seminar with the PB Project network in the USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 27 April - OE presented the WWS report on PB (co-written with Chris Harkins, GCPH) at an online seminar with the PB Project network in the USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 27 November - OE met Briege Nugent to discuss findings from her doctoral research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 27 November - OE met Briege Nugent to discuss findings from her doctoral research on poverty and social exclusion, and explore potential for a WWS seminar within the CECB work stream
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 27 November - OE met Frank Reilly (State Hospitals Board for Scotland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 27 November - OE met Frank Reilly (State Hospitals Board for Scotland) to discuss ongoing work and research on coproduction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 27 November 2017 - Gave short talk at the WWS/Carnegie event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 27 November 2017 - Gave short talk at the WWS/Carnegie event: 'A life-first approach: What citizens want from support services', which was the launch of Jenny Brotchie's eponymous report based on research collaboration between Carnegie UK Trust and WWS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 27 November Keynote at Scottish Leaders Forum, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 27 November Keynote at Scottish Leaders Forum, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 27 October - OE participated in panel at the Community Planning Conference of Glasgow's CPP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 27 October - OE participated in panel at the Community Planning Conference of Glasgow's CPP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 27 September 2017 - Delivered keynote speech at the International Congress of Government, Administration and Public Policy (GIGAPP 2017; Madrid) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 27 Sept 2017 - Delivered keynote speech at the International Congress of Government, Administration and Public Policy (GIGAPP 2017; Madrid)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 27 September 2017 - Interview for UNIR, Magazine of the International University of La Rioja 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 27 September 2017 Interview for UNIR, Magazine of the International University of La Rioja
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 27th August 2015 - OE met Edawrd Molloy (Nexus Officer, ESRC Constitutional Citizens' Assembly project) to provide advice on their forthcoming citizens' assemblies in Southampton and Sheffield. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 27th August 2015 - OE met Edawrd Molloy (Nexus Officer, ESRC Constitutional Citizens' Assembly project) to provide advice on their forthcoming citizens' assemblies in Southampton and Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 27th January OE and RB facilitated the Glasgow Community Budgeting Evaluation Team meeting (part of CAR) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 27th January OE and RB facilitated the Glasgow Community Budgeting Evaluation Team meeting (part of CAR)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 28 April - OE began work with Briege Nugent on the WWS strand of the Centrestage Evaluation project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 28 April - OE began work with Briege Nugent on the WWS strand of the Centrestage Evaluation project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 28 April - OE met Gillian Baxendine and Sally Coyne (Scottish Parliament) to discuss the work of parliamentary committees and public engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 28 April - OE met Gillian Baxendine and Sally Coyne (Scottish Parliament) to discuss the work of parliamentary committees and public engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 28 May 2015 WWS team members attended Scottish Collaborative Innovation Partnership Process (SCIPP) (OE, JH, TM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 28 May 2015 WWS team members attended Scottish Collaborative Innovation Partnership Process (SCIPP) (OE, JH, TM)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 28 Nov 2017 - Gave presentation 'How power inequalities shape policy conversations, and what can we do about it?' at the Glasgow's Healthier Future Forum 20 about Power, Health and Social Justice organised by GCPH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 28 Nov 2017 - Gave presentation 'How power inequalities shape policy conversations, and what can we do about it?' at the Glasgow's Healthier Future Forum 20 about Power, Health and Social Justice organised by GCPH
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 28 October - CAR session of the Glasgow Community Budgeting Evaluation Team facilitated by OE and RB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 28 October - CAR session of the Glasgow Community Budgeting Evaluation Team facilitated by OE and RB
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 28 Sept 2017 - • Meeting at the Scottish Community Development Centre to coordinate our collaborative review of Community Councils in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 28 Sept 2017 - Meeting at the Scottish Community Development Centre to coordinate our collaborative review of Community Councils in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 28 S