Third Sector Partnerships in Northern Ireland Report is published

Posted on Wednesday 28th August 2013

The Final Report of a three year project led by Professor David Mullins on Third Sector Housing Partnerships in Norther Ireland has now been published by the Northern Ireland Housing Exective and welcomed by the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Asociations Chief Executive Cameron Watt who writes:

"Important new research commissioned by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive analyses third sector housing partnerships in Northern Ireland. Researchers Professor David Mullins, Dr Jenny Muir and Dr Nick Acheson consider partnership structures, drivers and barriers, processes impacts and learning from partnership working. Two in-depth case studies form the basis of the report; the first looking at the delivery of Supporting People programme by housing associations and charitable partners; the second housing association procurement groups. NIFHA thanks the authors for the report, and the Housing Executive report for commissioning. There is much to ponder for all of us involved in policy-making, strategic planning, commissioning and delivery of Supporting People and the Social Housing Development Programme. With the final evaluation of the DSD SHDP procurement strategy underway, this report can usefully inform policy-making on how housing associations and their partners can most effectively provide new homes and care and support services in future."

Download a copy of the report 'Third Sector Partnerships in Northern Ireland: Final Report' (PDF)

The report built on earlier work with Dr James Rees and Prof Tony Bovaird at TSRC, University of Birmingham, TSRC Research Report 88: Partnership working, James Rees, David Mullins and Tony Bovaird (October 2012), and TSRC Paper 60: Third sector partnerships for service delivery: an evidence review and research project, Dr James Rees, Professor David Mullins and Professor Tony Bovaird.

The Northern Ireland case studies were undertaken in collaboration with Dr Jenny Muir at Queens University Belfast and Dr Nick Acheson at the University of Ulster.