Julia Slay

Senior Researcher and Social Policy Programme Co-ordinator

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Team: Social Policy

Julia has worked at NEF since October 2009, and is a Senior Researcher and the programme co-ordinator for the Social Policy team. Julia has written extensively on co-production, public sector reform and innovation, the impact of the cuts, localism and the big society, personalisation and commissioning. Her previous projects have included co-ordinating the co-production practitioners’ network, research on innovation in the public sector, leading evaluations of pilot projects in social care and housing, and working with providers and commissioners in youth services to embed co-production. She is currently leading a project working with three local authorities on implementing outcomes focussed commissioning and co-production, two projects looking at the impact of the cuts and alternative strategies to the austerity, a project researching innovation within local government in response to the cuts, and an evaluation of co-production within primary healthcare.

Julia has extensive experience of using qualitative social research methods. Her recent publications include; Budgets and Beyond, Public Services Inside Out, Right Here Right Now, All in this Together

Publication // September 26, 2014

Transforming youth services

Unlocking value through co-production


Publication // June 16, 2014

Commissioning for outcomes and co-production

A practical guide for local authorities


Blog post // June 16, 2014

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