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Models and Partnerships for Social Prosperity

To radically change social and economic outcomes, we need to establish hybrid partnerships between communities, businesses and the public sector, which move beyond the state vs. private sector debate and harness the advantages of both. From creative solutions for localised social care and education delivery to the benefits of community-owned energy and community-run housing associations, this workstream looks at innovative models for public service delivery and private enterprise.

Current and forthcoming work will build upon the ideas outlined in our past output which have had a continuing impact on the British policy landscape. Examples of our successes in 2012 include ResPublica's publication on Military Academies, which outlines a new approach to tackling intergenerational disadvantage and ethos in schools, and was endorsed by Labour Party policy, and a paper how the neighbourhood planning process can engender stronger and more cohesive communities, launched by the then Minister for Decentralisation, Greg Clark MP.  In 2013 this workstream will encompass our research on housing, community energy provision, health and social care, welfare, education, employment and skills.

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