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Fuelling Change in the Liverpool City Region

We’ve partnered with the Connect Fund to explore the role of local authorities and social investment in making public services people services in our latest report ‘Fuelling Change in The Liverpool City Region’.


Public services are facing their most severe challenges in decades with increasing budget pressures and high levels of demand right across the public service landscape. To meet these mounting pressures, there is appetite across Liverpool City Region to do things differently. 

So why are Capacity involved? Well, ‘doing things differently’ is our bread and butter, we’re here to make public services people services, to take things back to their original purpose – to make people’s lives better – and often that requires thinking and doing, differently. As an organisation we’re made up of discipline, design and doing specialists – people with lots of experience working on the projects that really matter: the ones that make the biggest impact on the lives of local people.

So, what is the answer? We believe increased investment in new ways of doing things is a key part of the puzzles. Therefore, together with support of the Connect Fund we’ve been exploring the opportunities and challenges around social investment partnerships with local authorities, and what we can do to increase these to better meet the region’s public service challenges.