Groundswell Partnership has published a new report 'Working
Together for Change'.
They have improved the Working Together for Change process in
this new paper which describes the improved process in detail and
places greater emphasis on generating solutions, developing robust
plans to make them happen and identifying and measuring
Working Together for Change is a dynamic tool which can be
used to deliver fast, tangible and person-centred results. It
empowers people to change a service from within and makes more
efficient use of budgets by allocating resources to the services
people say they need, want and value.
The step-by-step method has been designed for use by local
authorities, social care providers and individual services and has
been used to improve commissioning and service provision in a wide
variety of contexts.
Working Together for Change combines person-centred thinking
and vigorous change management. The prescriptive step-by-step
process moves from preparation, data collection and stakeholder
consultation through to planning, implementation and review.
Commenting on the paper,
Sam Bennett Director at Groundswell says: "Being
person-centred is not just about asking someone what they want,
it's about systematically placing them at the centre of all
decisions relating to them and then understanding how to use this
information to make change happen. Working Together for Change is a
methodical process which is designed to do just that."
Helen Sanderson, also director at Groundswell adds: "Working
Together for Change delivers true co-production in a time effective
way that ensures everyone's voice is heard. Traditional ways of
consultation don't do this. It's a "win, win" scenario; individuals
will receive a more person-centred approach which better suits
their needs and commissioners and providers will save money by
To download the paper or for more information about Working
Together for Change, please visit Groundswell's website or contact Sarah Virgo on 020
8678 9536 or at firstname.lastname@example.org