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analyse imagine transform

analyse imagine transform

What is the issue?

Groups, organisations and authorities sometimes need to rethink or transform their activity or structure but struggle to see the wood for the trees (or the trees for the wood!) and don’t know where to start.

What we offer

Community Catalysts is able to help communities, organisations, authorities and policy makers to:

• Analyse their current situation
• Imagine how things might be different
• Plan and implement transformational change
• Use co-design and co-production techniques throughout

We start by learning all about the service, organisation, system or approach – engaging and listening to the people involved. We find out what works well, what people think could be better, and capture ideas for development. We make sure that we understand as much as possible about the running costs and where the money comes from to fund it. We discuss what the service, organisation, system or approach might look like if it restructured, refocused or operated differently. We use all that information, along with our experience, to analyse and present all the options, make recommendations and suggest a plan for change. We can also provide ongoing expertise and support as the service, organisation, system or approach transforms.

Examples of this in practice

Community Catalysts’ work with the national NHSE Integrated Commissioning Programme (IPC)

Our Innovation Challenge Project in Leicestershire – a coproduction project in partnership with housing providers and their tenants.

Read about the project here


Work with Camphill Village Trust (CVT) to analyse their current work and design the development of a new Shared Lives service




“Helen Allen facilitated a very successful workshop to bring together two groups of staff to look at partnership work. She brought a great mix of energy, expertise, knowledge and humour which made the day productive, as well as focussed and fun: Helen connected with all the staff who felt fully engaged and involved in the process” Helen Sutcliffe Leeds Shared Lives Scheme Manager