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Breaking Barriers is an independent research programme with the principal aim of radically improving the delivery of public services across the UK for maximum social impact.

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We are committed to radically improving the delivery of public services across the UK for maximum social impact.
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We work across a number of specialist fields – skills, housing, health and criminal justice - to support innovation and place-based transformation.
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Latest Reports

Somerset Playbook: Final Report and Action Plan

The Covid-19 pandemic is placing health and social care professionals across the world in unprecedented situations. In the UK, the NHS and local government have worked swiftly to reshape systems and processes to contain the infection and protect the most vulnerable within their communities. The pandemic now provides an opportunity to rethink not only how the health and social care workforce can effectively deliver services, but how to make these sectors better places for staff to work and particularly to encourage young people to consider careers within health and social care.

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Laying the Foundations for Change

This report sets out the findings from a scoping exercise in support of the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) commitment to developing its departmental strategy to address social isolation and loneliness. In particular, MHCLG were seeking to develop a toolkit for local authority planning and infrastructure staff that will assist them to make Prosocial places a reality.

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A Place for Prevention

Few would argue with the age-old axiom that prevention is better than cure, and yet it still remains the case that investment on prevention is significantly lower than that for treating illness. This report is the culmination of months of user engagement across two locations in the Kent and Medway footprint. It takes into account what prevention means from the top-down and the bottom-up. It provides the blueprint for how an entire county wide approach to prevention can be implemented through using this research as a case study.

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