Working with six local authorities from across England and Wales, the Transforming Together project sought to understand the key factors that contribute to successful partnerships.
Over 2017 the project team met with local authority leaders, their teams, and organisations that work in partnership with them. The public sector partnerships that were successfully innovating shared a number of characteristics. Their work was underpinned by a desire to help make their places better for their citizens, and was characterised by a focus on each organisation’s role in the wider systems within which they were operating, as well as on the change they wanted to achieve.
The Transforming Together Framework captures the most important actions the leaders in councils were taking with their partners to achieve significant collaborative innovations.
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Rising demand, changing demographics and stretched finances mean that local authorities face a stark choice: change their ways or face the possibility of increasing irrelevance.