The Collaboratives are not just a volunteer programme. The term Collaborative Change was first used in the NHS Modernisation Agency (1999) to describe a method adopted from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (USA) Breakthrough Service.
The Collaborative approach applies a set of golden rules or Change Principles to issues which are challenging local areas.
They specify how to;
Participants are ‘pushed and pulled’ through a series of learning events interspersed with action periods.
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The theory of Collaborative Change is grounded in evidence and the Care Plus Group Collaboratives are often cited as examples of the approach successfully in action.
We must engage with communities in order to have any type of participation.
Motivating people to take action.
Participants need to feel empowered to make and sustain change.
There must be trust in not only the people, but also the process – open, honest and with opportunity for feedback
So many projects have failed in the past because they do not build ownership and sustainability with participant groups. The Collaboratives are not there to run programmes indefinitely but identify need, set up solutions, support the solution and then ensure they can be sustained by the participants.
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