State of Play – Relational Social Policy – A Proposal for Public Sector Reform

State of Play – Relational Social Policy – A Proposal for Public Sector Reform

Our research has revealed the breadth and scale of impact of civil society.

We propose public service reform that seeks a new relationship between state and civil society. We are looking to build a national conversation that explores, tests, and promotes civil society led change.

How to be wrong

How to be wrong

We learn from our mistakes. So why is it so hard to find examples of wrong turns in public documents? How To Be Wrong is the product of a network of experts from around the U.K. and Netherlands reflecting on the future of learning.

Relational Social Policy 2.5.3

Relational Social Policy 2.5.3

What if social policy were focused on communities? What if it built on what people already do well to overcome challenges in their lives? Relational Social Policy draws on the first three years of learning with Ratio’s partners and the broader research literature to explain how creating healthy contexts that promote connection, trust and belonging leads people to be their better selves.

The Relational Worker

The Relational Worker

Young people say that being matched to a support worker is like playing the lottery. If you are lucky, you get a good one. What is a good worker? What do they do? How do they make a difference? And what kind of difference? Based on five years of research The Relational Worker tackles these questions.

Community Owned Data

Community Owned Data

Public systems collect data on individuals and the interventions. In civil society it is context that matters. But how to measure context? Much can be learned from data collected on phones and cameras. But the ethics are difficult. This provocation suggests ways of overcoming these challenges with data that are useful to and owned by local people, and used in the service of health and well-being.