The Institute for Government recently began a major research programme on how to join up and integrate public services around local, citizen needs in the context of this parliament. As part of this, they have recently launched a series of outputs including:

  • A map of how public services feel from a citizen perspective
  • A timeline of national attempts to join up public services (1997-2015)
  • A short paper on the perennial barriers to joining up and insights on how to tackle them
  • A blog summarising the project and key findings

In the next phase of work, they will be conducting several  visits to local areas  to provide practical support and challenge to as they implement new approaches to joining up in employment and skills and health and social care. The Institute for Government will also work with local partners to find effective models for sharing learning, ideas and evidence. For more updates, or to get involved keep an eye on our project page or get in touch with Dr Jo Casebourne, Programme Director.