Our Place evaluation report and case studies

Our Place is a government programme launched in July 2013 and funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Our Place was intended, in particular, to encourage local public service providers to look carefully at total public spending in a defined neighbourhood. Projects would then work together, with other interested individuals and organisations, to develop new collaborative approaches. In this context, an important aim of the programme was to encourage the pooling, devolving or ‘re-wiring’ of budgets at a neighbourhood level with the aim of meeting community needs more effectively, and making savings to the public purse.

This research looks primarily at the experience of the first round of Our Place, which ran from January 2014 until the summer of 2015. It is based on a desk study of programme administrative data, published materials and other reports, new fieldwork including face to face interviews and site visits, and surveys of lead organisations and others involved in Our Place.

It was commissioned by Locality and carried out by Shared Intelligence who reported to a project steering group comprised of officers from DCLG and Locality.

This resource contains:

  • Our Place evaluation report
  • Our Place case studies annex
Our Place evaluation report (1.8MB pdf) Our Place case studies annexes (1.4MB pdf)

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