Publications

If you're looking for a report or presentation slides from one of our events, please see the individual event page.  View our past events here.

You can also download a comprehensive list of all our publications (PDF).

Building Connections: co-locating advice services in GPs and job centres

Date: December 2017
Category: Report
Work programme:
Author: Jamie Sinclair

Download PDF

The Building Connections programme developed and tested approaches to delivering advice services in two general practices and two job centres in north east Glasgow. 

The services included: financial and debt advice; mental health and addictions support; social security advice; and modern apprenticeship schemes for ethnic minority communities, with the main focus of the programme to improve social and economic outcomes for people living in deprived communities. 

By developing and testing collaborative service delivery models involving partners from the public and third sectors, the programme sought to investigate the impact and complexities of collaborative working, particularly approaches which adopted co-located models. 

This report explores the Building Connections programme and the projects it supported, and presents an assessment of their impact. It also introduces a series of learning themes on the practicalities of collaborative working, with a specific focus on how this type of working is dependent upon the people involved, their relationships with one another and the structures, norms and working cultures of partner organisations. A series of recommendations for future work are also provided. This is a joint publication with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Three infographics summarise the work: 

Building Connections timeline infographic - if you require an accessible version or a transcription please email info@gcph.co.ukBuilding Connections boundary activites infographic -  if you require an accessible version or a transcription please email info@gcph.co.ukBuilding Connections outcomes infographic -  if you require an accessible version or a transcription please email info@gcph.co.uk