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The CIE team come from professional backgrounds in health, social work, education, criminal justice and equality and human rights. They are skilled in research, strategy and policy development, organisational change and evaluating programme and customer or service user outcomes.

We provide tailor made programmes and project management that provide innovative solutions to a range of community and social inclusion issues e.g. increasing service access to a more diverse range of communities; understanding demographic changes and locality based changes in community needs and aspirations; strategy and service evaluations and developing frameworks for action and innovation. 

Breaking Barriers Innovations

Staff working with CIE have a wide range of skills and experience including:

  • Strategy, programme and service evaluations

  • Service user, customer, staff and community engagement

  • Organisational change

  • Diversity and Inclusion

We are particularly known for our work in the following fields:

  • Mental Health

  • Drug and Alcohol use

  • Veterans

  • Criminal Justice

  • Equality and Human Rights

CIE are working in partnership with Breaking Barriers Innovations (BBI)


BBI is an independent research programme to inform the radical improvement of public services using locality-driven, joined-up approaches as opposed to top-down driven blueprints.


BBI are working to help shape a new core discipline in UK public services – that of place-based commissioning. Place-based or locality commissioners such as Metro Mayors, Police and Crime Commissioners and NHS STP leads are now playing a pivotal role that requires them to think and operate outside their normal silos such as health, criminal justice and local government and rebuild services around place, people and the local economy.

News & Publications

Housing and Health - the HOMES Report


Undertaken as part of work with BBI, this report explores the relationship between health and housing and provides methodology for a Playbook that enables the NHS, local authorities and partners to work together and ensure housing and health are addressed through integrated strategy, engagement with residents, workforce development and service transformation.

Click here to read the REPORT

Breaking Barriers:

Breaking Barriers Innovations Health and Social Care Programme 2018:



15th November 2018

Recent work CIE have done in the criminal justice system

Inside Gender Identity
Inside Gypsy Romany & Travellers
Call to Mind: UK

Read about our work on veterans and mental health across the UK

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