The People Powered Results team at Nesta has been pioneering new approaches to achieving change and innovation in complex systems since 2014. These approaches are smarter, faster, more collaborative and more inclusive of citizens and people working at the front line.
People who are closest to services are the experts in both their own experience and the community they live in, but often don’t have enough influence over transformation efforts.
A place-based, people-focused, rapid approach to change has been a missing part of the jigsaw in complex system change, and a reason why top-down reform on its own often fails to achieve its potential. We believe that by supporting people, places, and systems to mobilise senior leaders and people closest to the issues, they are better equipped to spread and scale what works and embed capability for innovation.
Ultimately this creates better outcomes for people.
The team partners with local systems and places to design and deliver structured change and innovation programmes drawing upon a range of methods, tools and frameworks that connect people and unlock their skills, insights and expertise, to drive change forward. The team provides the following support:
The team has a UK reach, with team members working out of London, Scotland, Wales and Greater Manchester.
Since the launch of our work in 2014 we have supported the delivery of both national and local programmes across the UK.
Locally, we have supported change efforts in places across the UK that have included focusing on improving children and young people’s mental health, supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to live a meaningful life, and improving outcomes around a host of health-based issues, ranging from frailty to diabetes.
Nationally, this has included working alongside the NHS England Strategy Group to support the Elective Care Development Collaborative and working with the personalised care group in NHS England, supporting Integrated Personal Commissioning at sites across England.