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Public & Collaborative Services: Case StudyThe Circle MovementSouthwark, UKhttp://www.southwarkcircle.org.uk.DescriptionSo...
Public & Collaborative Services: Case StudyEnabling SystemsThe Department for Work & Pensions together with Participle hel...
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  1. 1. Public & Collaborative Services: Case StudyThe Circle MovementSouthwark, UKhttp://www.southwarkcircle.org.uk.DescriptionSouth Circle is a membership organization that provides help with everyday tasks, aswell as learning and social activities for the elderly. Each member can receive tokens forevery hour worked. Every token is worth one hour of service.Citizen RoleCitizens join as members and participate as helpers or join activities that membershipprovide.Degrees of InvolvementCitizens participate as volunteers and members, giving and receiving support. Theorganization also has a team that works on regular basis organizing the community,developing communication for new members, organizing the operations andcoordinating the neighborhood.Public RoleCombination of public-private partnership with Southwark Council, Sky and theDepartment for Work & Pensions.Service Diagram Caring for Elderly and Children: Rosalind, Amber, Kara, Jennifer, Daniella
  2. 2. Public & Collaborative Services: Case StudyEnabling SystemsThe Department for Work & Pensions together with Participle helped to build the system,since the cost of supporting such elderly communities was high, this kind of organizationcan help the government cope with such difficulties.Local Community organizations also work as supporters and members.Role of Digital EnvironmentOn the web-site you can find the application to become a member, see the calendar ofactivities and check with the last events promoted by the organization. You can notdonate through the website, but you can understand how the system works.Background / HistorySouthwark Circle was co-designed and tested with over 250 older people and theirfamilies, and developed by our partners at Participle Ltd., the agency who design thesystem. It was launched in May of 2009. The involvement of members and Helpers isfundamental for the continuity of the organization.They received funding from Southwark Council to launch and develop their sustainablemodel, and now they act independently. Caring for Elderly and Children: Rosalind, Amber, Kara, Jennifer, Daniella

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