If we are to build a new way of working that optimises everyone’s participation across traditional organisational barriers, then we need our organisations to demonstrate the following 5 principles:
Our work is focused in the communities we are based. We see our community as ‘at promise rather than at risk’. As organisations we talk clearly, build trusting relationships and articulate our collective mission including all colleagues as and residents as assets with knowledge, insight and experience from whom we can learn.
We use collaborative digital tools to share knowledge, coordinate resources in and resources out, exchange specialist ideas/processes and provide mutual support. We also value meeting in person when it is appropriate to do so.
There is no hierarchy, we are all working for a collective common purpose.
We should support and feel supported in championing the needs and the interests of others and contribute to a shared purpose. When one resident or partner wins, we all win.
We are focused on learning from our experience of working together and with our communities. We learn quickly, give honest feedback. We work and stand together to create places and spaces of hope, dignity and respect.
In charge - Each organisation is autonomous and contributes as they can.
Exclusive - Any organisation in the SW or providing services to the SW can join.