The health issues we work on through our programmes are complex by nature. They benefit from many different perspectives and approaches.
For us, this means working well with lots of partners – from local communities to commercial businesses, and from grassroots organisations to public sector bodies.
Like many others, we believe that good collaboration takes time and effort. We take a long-term approach to building partnerships in place.
“The more we can make links between different activities going on locally, the more success and impact we will have.”
Jonathan Pauling, Alexandra Rose Charity (right)
Partner in our Faraday Neighbourhood Scheme
We believe that the quality of our partnerships and relationships has a direct and profound impact on our ability to drive better health.
We get good opportunities to practice working in partnership. Since the start of our new strategy, we’ve worked with over 100 local and national organisations.
We've learned that change doesn’t happen immediately. We experience first-hand the challenges of bringing together people and organisations with different agendas, priorities and timelines.
A few of the characteristics that underpin our approach to collaboration include the following.