MASH Lab 18 July 2012

Action research with people from grass roots community groups in Dudley Borough have led to thinking we call MASH: Managing Assets and Services Holistically. This event aimed to explore approaches to empowering collaborative working between Dudley MBC and communities, and develop tangible projects.


  1. As 30 participants from Dudley MBC and local voluntary and community organisations gathered together at INSIGHT House in Brierley Hill, twitter users among them started letting their followers know what they were up to...
  2. We got going with a little bit of scene setting ... the rest of the day was highly participative
  3. The group discussions began with 'what is collaboration?'
  4. The feedback from the 5 groups was brilliant, and later in the day Liam tweeted from Mexico to add his thoughts...