Consultancy Framework

As Co-operative Councils, our members are at the cutting edge of policy innovation – and it can be a tough place to be. Councils often need to move quickly and flexibly to be on the front foot when it comes to ‘doing things differently’.

Sometimes it is necessary to bring in extra capacity and specific expertise to be able to do this, and there can also be a need to seek independent challenge to test assumptions and policy design. The CCIN recognises this and wants its members to be as enabled as possible to develop practical policy solutions as quickly and informed as possible – and this is where the Consultancy Framework comes in.

Our multi-supplier Framework allows all CCIN members (and the CCIN itself) to select from a specialist, prescribed pool of organisations to help in developing policy, implementing prototypes and building capacity, both in communities and inside the organisation.  Follow the links below to find out more about each of the organisations on the Framework.

Consultancy Framework User Guide



4OC Ltd Digitising Services | Health and Social Care Integration | Agile Project  Management | Innovative Culture Change | Service Commercialisation website

 Branding | Communications | Events | Marketing | Membership | Global cooperative connections website


Co-operatives UK Co-operative start-ups / community shares / governance | membership | HR and finance advice for co-ops and community businesses | co-operative development strategies website





Cordis Bright Children’s services | adult social care | criminal justice | health website





Design Council Design as a strategic tool for health and wellbeing | economic growth and development | improving the built environment | building innovation skills and capacity website




KPMG                                  Health and Social Care | Financial Resilience | Data, Digital and Analytics | Devolution website



Locality Community Asset Transfer | Community and Social Enterprise Support | Local Commissioning and Service Transformation | Supporting VCS Investment/Grant Schemes | Developing new models of VCS infrastructure website



Made Open logoMade Open research l strategy l design l digital l social action platform l community exchange l volunteering l crowdsourcing l  collaboration l timebanking website


  Perform Green logoPerform Green I Strategy and Change Experts I Smart Society I Digital Transformation I Change Management I Learning and Organisational Development I NHS – Healthcare | website




OPM Consultation and Engagement in Health | Local and Central Government | Major Infrastructure Projects website



RedQuadrant Systems thinking & systems leadership | Commissioning for outcomes & social value | Alternative service delivery models | Service design labs | Policy innovation & social impact evaluation website


Revealing Reality logoRevealing Reality Award-winning social research & evaluation | Service innovation & design research | Behavioural insight, ethnography & asset-mapping | Engagement of hard-to-reach & vulnerable groups | Health, wellbeing & resilience website


Coop College LogoThe Co-operative College  Learning and development for co-operatives | Development of new co-operatives | Co-operative research | Education website



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The Behaviouralist Behavioural Science Research & Consultancy | Council Tax & Business Rates Arrears Reduction | Productivity & Well-being | Behaviour Change | Customer Engagement & Channel Migration | UX & UI for Digital Platforms website


Tin Smart Social Design thinking & innovation systems | Impact management for policy, social & delivery outcomes | Digital inclusion, health & wellbeing service delivery models | Digital marketing & sentiment analysis for devolution engagement website