About us

The Collaborative Network is a community of organisations and individuals from the public sector, private sector and third sector who, collectively, have a passion for delivering systems and services differently to better serve the communities of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

This network has a shared ambition to drive change, through stronger and more proactive engagement with people and communities, so they can live better lives. Central to the network’s ideas are two principles:

Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD); as an approach to sustainable community development, where the premise is that communities can drive the development process themselves by identifying and mobilising existing, but often unrecognised assets.

Social co-design; where ABCD can be initiated through a process of co-design, co-development and co-production with users and communities, to shape service design informed by user insights. The network has been inspired by the book ‘Radical Help,’ by Hilary Cottam and is using the tenets of Cottam’s work to start its process of exploration.

Our Manifesto.

our MEMBER ORGANISATIONS:

For Partner Presentations please click on the respective logo

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ALICE CHARITY
BRIGHTER FUTURES
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DEPARTMENT FOR
WORK AND PENSIONS

Public Sector

gov.uk

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ENTRUST

Education Consultancy

phenixtemp.co.uk/

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THE GINGERBREAD CENTRE
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HONEYCOMB GROUP
KEELE UNIVERSITY

Housing Association

honeycombgroup.org.uk

Public Research University

keele.ac.uk

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Charity

mmu.ac.uk

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MIDLANDS PARTNERSHIP
NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Charity

mpft.nhs.uk

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NEW VIC THEATRE
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NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE COMBINED HEALTHCARE
TRUST
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NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE
GP FEDERATION

Local Health

nsgpfed.org.uk

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STOKE-ON-TRENT
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU 
STAFFORDSHIRE
FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Emergency Services

staffordshirefire.gov.uk/

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STAFFORDSHIRE
POLICE
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STAFFORDSHIRE
UNIVERSITY

Emergency Services

staffordshire.police.uk

Public Research University

staffs.ac.uk

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STOKE-ON-TRENT &
NORTH STAFFS CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP
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STOKE-ON-TRENT
CITY COUNCIL

Local Authority

stoke.gov.uk

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VAST

Charity

vast.org.uk

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VOICES

Service Coordination

voicesofstoke.org.uk

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TEMPLE STREET METHODIST CHURCH & COMMUNITY CENTRE

Church & Community Centre

templestreetchurch.org.uk

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YMCA NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE
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