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Collaboration and public sector reform

In the last few decades, collaboration across the public, private, community and voluntary sectors has greatly increased. Local authorities have been searching for new ways to save money whilst delivering effective public services. There is also a strong interest in engaging local community members. Read the report below to find out how the collaboration can help develop solutions to current social issues.

Exploring the new world

Practical insights for funding, commissioning and managing in complexity. The report Exploring the new world explores the complexity of the world and how people must learn to embrace the complexity if we hope to contribute to creating positive social outcomes. Something funders and commissioners are discovering. Read the report below for more information.

The Community Paradigm

The Community Paradigm report focuses on public services move toward a more preventative approach. The paper highlights individual citizens, their communities and networks must take on greater responsibility for their own lives. However, that flourishing of responsibility will only occur if citizens and communities are given the power to exercise it. This means fundamentally challenging the strong tendency of public services to hoard power rather than share it. Read the report below to understand why the public services are in need of radical change if they are to survive the big challenges they face.

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One You

One You

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Change 4 Life

Change 4 Life

These days, 'modern life' can mean that we're a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.

Sugar Smart
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Sugar Smart

WHAT IS SUGAR SMART?

SUGAR SMART is a campaign run by Sustain. We help local authorities, organisations, workplaces and individuals to reduce the amount of sugar we all consume.

Anyone can pledge to become SUGAR SMART – from councils and schools to restaurants, hospitals and independent companies.

Oxfordshire Mind

Oxfordshire Mind

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure that anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

If you're struggling with your mental health, you're not alone: 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives.