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Local Government Innovation, Nicola Bacon and Vicki Sellick (Young Foundation)


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Local Government Innovation, Nicola Bacon and Vicki Sellick (Young Foundation)

  1. 1. Innovation in local government<br />Nicola Bacon and Vicki Sellick <br />8 July 2011<br />
  2. 2. Our work with local government<br /><ul><li>Working with more than 50 UK local authorities (LAs)
  3. 3. Topics include: Ageing, communities, housing, recycling, education, criminal justice, budget reduction, unemployment, teenage pregnancy and more
  4. 4. Commonality is the method: end to end innovation, user involvement, better outcomes. </li></li></ul><li>Malmö, Sweden<br /><ul><li>Supporting city to develop its social sustainability approach
  5. 5. “Hands on Social Innovation workshops” with City areas coordinators plus academics, NGOs
  6. 6. Tools and inspiration to meet priority challenges</li></li></ul><li>Data/studies on social need<br />Learn from success of environmental sustainability programmes<br />External inspiration, social design principles, co-design solutions with participants<br />Consensus about need for new approach<br />Disengaged communities, poor education, high levels of disadvantage<br />Developing Malmö’s innovation<br />story<br />
  7. 7. Ageing Well innovation series<br /><ul><li>Using action learning set method to help 30 LAs think differently about ageing</li></ul>Why has it worked?<br /><ul><li>Exposure to new methods
  8. 8. Exposure to new ideas
  9. 9. Accelerated innovation process</li></li></ul><li>Preventative investment <br />Understanding how to bring in new funding to back evidenced programmes that prevent bad outcomes<br /><ul><li>Greater Manchester Financial Incentives model (10 LAs plus others)
  10. 10. Social Investment Bonds feasibility studies on youth unemployment and preventing offending
  11. 11. Understanding the value of youth work: to guide good spending decisions</li></ul>Seven tests for a Social Impact Bond<br />
  12. 12. Local government caninnovate but finds it hard<br /><ul><li>Bureaucracies averse to risk
  13. 13. Innovation can be disruptive, change power relations
  14. 14. Often LAs lack skills, capital, dedicated processes
  15. 15. Older models become efficient, mutually adapted, embedded in mindsets</li></li></ul><li>How we help<br /><ul><li>Make connections between ‘bees’ (time and energy of users and entrepreneurs) and ‘trees’ (institutions)
  16. 16. Act as an intermediary – allowing LAs to take risks
  17. 17. Help catalyse change
  18. 18. Bring design thinking to problem solving
  19. 19. By acting as an ‘entrepreneur in residence’</li></li></ul><li>Please get in touch<br />Nicola Bacon<br />Director<br /><br />Vicki Sellick<br />Programme Leader<br /><br />020 8980 6263<br />