By Janie Percy-Smith, Visiting Professor with: James Clarke; Murray Hawtin; Sukky Jassi; Martin Purcell and Penny Wymer
This research was undertaken to provide additional insight into existing partnership arrangements specifically with local authorities and local health organisations - as key partner agencies - and to identify factors that would assist in the development of partnership arrangements with a view to producing a detailed action plan for progressing partnership arrangements with these two key groups of partners.
The main objectives of the review were to understand:
- the key drivers for building Partnerships for Local Authorities and Health agencies
- what is important to Local Authorities and Health agencies about partnerships, and what they are looking for in a partnership
- the key characteristics of their best partnerships and partners and how they measure the value and success of these partnerships
- levels of awareness of Pensions Disability and Carers Service (PDCS) and their views about PDCS as a current or prospective partner
- how best to secure the commitment of Local Authorities and Health agencies to working in Partnership with PDCS
- what PDCS can do in a very practical way to build better partnerships with Local Authorities and Health agencies, in terms of engaging more effectively, ensuring full collaboration and increasing the benefits of Partnership working.
This report presents the key findings and implications for PDCS.