We are undertaking a major piece of work in Gateshead, home of the SIGNAL Hub. Funded by the Lankelly Chase Foundation, whose mission is to build a ‘society where everyone has the opportunity to live a rewarding life’, the project is a key component in the effort to reform and transform the delivery of public services and commissioning processes that lie behind them. As Andy Crosbie, Director of Collective Impact Agency, CIC and the Lankelly Chase lead for Gateshead explains:
"Organisations will be using SIGNAL in their conversations with their communities. They will be looking at pooled SIGNAL data, considering what this tells them about their overlapping communities, and working to identify new ways in which they could all work together to support their locality. We hope that the collective learning and sense-making will lead to more collective approaches and joint activity."
Participating organisation include the Gateshead Carers Association, St Chads Community Project, Bensham & Saltwell Alive, Bensham Community Centre, Edberts House and Big Local Gateshead