Enabling Social Action (ESA) programme

Welcome to the Enabling Social Action (ESA) programme. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is working in partnership with the universities of Sheffield and Hull on Phase 2 of the Enabling Social Action programme between March 2018- March 2020. The Enabling Social Action programme aims to support local authority commissioners to co-design, co-produce and co-deliver services with local people, service users, and civil society organisations, to embed social action in their routine working.

The programme plans a range of activities:

  • Action learning partnerships with 6 local authorities to support the development of new ways of delivering services with communities
  • 6 national events across the programme will build on the findings of the partnerships
  • Commissioner Champions who will share their learning and insights, as well as galvanise local networks through events and workshops
  • A peer network to enable commissioners, VCSE organisations, and councillors to share information, learning, and good practice across the country to create a long term culture change in local authorities.

Here you will find our findings reports to date and these will be updated over the programme.

Please also find us on Twitter @Enabling_SA

For any queries including how to join our mailing list please contact j.m.mcneill@sheffield.ac.uk

Have a look at our upcoming events