We believe that
every citizen should have the opportunity to shape the priorities that affect their lives
active, continuing involvement by citizens is
public services must reflect a social and psychological contract between the public and those who act in their name, which
high-quality public services, strong civil society, mutualism and respect for the role of the individual are achievable together, and to do so is both desirable and necessary
organisations with social purposes, in whatever form they take – public, private or third sector - have an ethical responsibility
believe in the transformative power of disparate individuals and organisations
making common cause to achieve fundamental and necessary social change.
This declaration of intent advocates a radical shift in public life. We propose a new deal for the public in the way public services are defined, designed, delivered and experienced.
We advocate for collaboration, co-operation, participation and mediation, addressed by clear standards of individual and collective accountability, responsibility and behaviour. This takes civic and personal commitment.
We aim to engage directly with policies and activities whatever their political and social origin or intent, in order to improve social cohesion and public experience.