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

Alice Charity

Alice charity

Charity

Brighter Futures
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Brighter futures

Charity

DWP
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Department for

work and pensions

Public Sector

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Entrust

Education Services

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The gingerbread

centre

Charity

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Honeycomb group

Housing Association

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keele

university

Public Research University

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manchester metropolitan

university

Public Research University

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NHS

midlands partnership

NHS

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new vic

theatre

Culture

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combined healthcare

NHS

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gp federation

Local Health

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stoke

citizens advice bureau

Charity

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staffordshire fire

and rescue service

Fire Service

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staffordshire

police

Police

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staffordshire

university

Public Research University

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clinical

commissioning group

NHS

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stoke-on-trent

city council

Local Authority

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temple street methodist

church & community centre

Church & Community

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VAST

Charity

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voices

Service Coordination

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YMCA

north staffordshire

Charity

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