Better engagement – not everyone feels comfortable accessing mainstream services often located in the major town centres. By locating in local facilities that people know and feel comfortable with, we will engage those who would perhaps not have engaged with our services.
Efficiency – by sharing a facility, partners reduce costs in delivering separately. Service duplication is more easily identified and addressed.
Increased partnership working – by delivering services from the same locations, the employability pipeline becomes more “real” for frontline workers and they can start to see how they can jointly work with residents to provide an enhanced service.
And ultimately this is all about better outcomes – giving people the best service possible by working together.