An evaluation of three One Team initiatives: Halcon, North Taunton and Wellington

MacVean, A and Read, C (2017) An evaluation of three One Team initiatives: Halcon, North Taunton and Wellington. Bath Spa University and Somerset County Council, Bath.


This evaluation provides evidence that the One Team philosophy, ‘Think Differently; Do Differently’, is extremely successful in achieving its aims. This philosophy takes an all-inclusive people and residential approach to recognising issues that impact upon the wellbeing of the community. It seeks to innovate through creative initiatives that enable the community as part of the solution. The achievements that make up this success have been powerfully articulated by the community members themselves, whose voices and sentiments are echoed throughout this report. However, the degree of success of each One Team is dependent upon the commitment, knowledge, relationships and trust between the partners, including the community, as much as the support and trust between the members of the One Teams and the management of the agencies involved.

Item Type: Commissioned Report

One Teams have been working in Somerset since the Halcon One Team was first established in 2013. They are designed to bring a multi-agency focus on areas of highest demand to the public sector. Across the county there are variations on the name, including ‘Shape Mendip’ and ‘Together Teams’ in Sedgemoor, but they all share the same vision.

Teams are structured on an award-winning model that provides an effective way for agencies working closely together to support vulnerable communities. They have been established in the areas of Somerset that have significant deprivation issues, as identified in the National Indices of Multiple Deprivation.

Teams meet regularly to consider local concerns and co-ordinate partnership working to provide sustainable solutions for individuals, families and communities, which prevent problems escalating and costs to the public sector increasing.

The full report is available at the URLs below.

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