Shared Intelligence is a strong team of experienced professionals with the ambition and confidence to help our clients address their most pressing challenges and research requirements. We are passionate about economic development, local government, tackling inequalities, the health and wellbeing of local communities and the use of evidence to inform policy-making. We are committed to helping organisations change to deliver improved outcomes for the people and communities they serve.
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Phil Swann, Si Managing Director writes One of my biggest frustrations of the last five years of coalition is the failure to exploit the potential of the new generation of strategic economic plans (SEPs). I feel guilty at having persuaded several local authority and local enterprise partnership (LEP) clients to treat the SEP process seriously only for the subsequent local growth deals to become a depressing process of cherry-picking individual schemes. The best LEPs were moving towards genuinely business-led strategies. They were getting to know which businesses in their area had the ambition and potential to grow; discovering where they were located and which sectors they were in. They were ...Read More
Phil Swann, Si Managing Director writes One of the more significant policy debates taking place during this pre-election period is whether health and wellbeing boards should be given responsibility for overseeing a single health and social care budget and, if so, whether they have the capacity to do so. At Shared Intelligence we have had a role in facilitating these conversations and one of the recurring threads of debate has been a call for for HWBs to “have teeth”. The proponents of this idea argue that boards need some form of statutory power over the different parts of the local health and care system. Without this, they argue, HWBs will ...Read More