“As a local authority we need to strengthen our engagement with the social purpose sector to draw on their capacity to mobilise social and community action”
Effective engagement with communities and social purpose organisations, as well as other stakeholders, is now crucial if public bodies are to achieve their strategic objectives at a time of huge pressure on budgets. Social purpose organisations can be part of the solution to delivering public services, but strong relationships and real engagement are essential.
We have built up a successful track record in designing and delivering engagement exercises – achieving high levels of participation, deep insights and the basis of a strong ongoing relationship, especially those who often feel excluded or marginalised.
We can support public bodies in other ways too. We have experience in reviewing and evaluating grant programmes; building social value into procurement and commissioning processes; and managing consultations on contentious issues.