There are some big social challenges facing the UK, from youth unemployment to the care of an aging population. But are our services and institutions capable of rising to these challenges? Do we need to rethink the way in which we respond?

We help to reshape services around the energy, talents and contribution of social entrepreneurs, social innovators, public sector intrapreneurs, and social enterprises.

We bring together multi-disciplinary teams to help transform public services and get new social ventures off the ground. We contribute in a variety of ways.

  • Co-production. We work with citizens, service users, and public sector staff to involve them as co-designers and co-producers of services.
  • Service redesign. We help the leadership and management of public services to think creatively about alternative models of delivery.
  • Options assessment. We carry out feasibility studies and option appraisals to test ideas, refine them, and make them happen.
  • Business cases. We prepare business cases and service blueprints that are agreed, workable, and capable of attracting resources.
  • New ventures. We supply evidence and knowledge that can inform the rapid development of, or investment in, new social enterprises.
  • Sharing knowledge. We can help to capture learning, make connections, manage networks, and share evidence about successful social innovations.

We’re focused at the moment on stimulating new thinking about the design of public services in Scotland. We’ve established Social Innovation Scotland to do just that.

Want to talk about your service challenges? Just get in touch.

Download an overview of our work on service design and innovation here.