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July 24, 2018

Academic rigour

Our understanding of why gaps exist between policy and practice can sometimes be helped by rigorous academic research. For some years now, the contribution of community anchor organisations not only in relation to public service reform but also in building local democracy, local resilience and delivering social change has been promoted widely as a feature of Scottish Government policy. The evidence on community anchors has been largely anecdotal to date. But now the academic research is catching up with an in depth study by WWS just completed. This 4 page summary provides an overview.


What Works Scotland

This briefing is for people tackling the challenges of reforming Scotland’s public services. It outlines the key learning from What Works Scotland’s report: Transforming communities? Exploring the roles of community anchor organisations in public service reform, local democracy, community resilience and social change.

Four page summary