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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As we travelled the country researching Our Place, from Knowsley on Merseyside, via Bradford, and Leicester, down to Torquay in Devon, a familiar picture emerged. A certain type of community-led organisation was using this Government funded programme as a catalyst for developing innovative, user-focused ways to meet the needs of their communities especially around health, skills, and employment. Typically these were organisations with just a dozen or so staff, a sphere of influence no more than a few miles wide, strong and impatient leadership, and a clear focus on goals and actions. There were similarities in the language they used and their savviness about tying actions to funders’ published outcomes. ...Read More
In the course of several recent future-focused projects we began creating a list of 21 major societal trends which public service leaders and those leading local economic development, should be watching. They are inspired by our work supporting Milton Keynes’ landmark MKFutures2050 Commission, our research into the future of skills for the Government Office for Science, and the international training programme in horizon-scanning techniques we run with Stockholm-based Kairos Future. All the trends we have selected are taken from published sources, and which in our view are robust and reliable. All interpretation is our own. We presented our 21 trends at a recent webinar, along with research into the future ...Read More