Building cross-sectoral collaborations to enable social action

Jon Burchell is working with local authorities and their voluntary and community sector partners to explore ways of building social action in place.

A white sign with red text reading 'Community Food Bank. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month until the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted'

Since 2018, Dr Jon Burchell has been working on a series of projects focused upon breaking down the barriers to effective collaboration between local authorities and their voluntary and community sector partners and building stronger models of place-based on social action.

Through running the Enabling Social Action project for the UK's department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and a subsequent ESRC funded project on collaborative responses to community need during the Covid-19 pandemic, Jon has been part of building the Enabling Social Action Network of practitioners active in this field. He has also been involved in shaping a model for enhancing place-based collaborative working which has informed local authority practice in many locations across the UK.

Find out more about the findings of this work.

Academic involved: Dr Jon Burchell

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