Advantages and Disadvantages of Partnership Working Essay
The problem with partnership working is that there are too many partners.
Partnership working can be defined as a group of individuals, agencies or organisations with a shared interest, working together to achieve a specific objective. Partnerships are usually formed to address specific issues and may be short or long term. (Dewhurst, 2009) Although there is an acknowledgement that there is an absence in the definitions of partnership working, Powell, Glendinning & Rummery (2002) has offered the following minimal definition. “The involvement of at least two agents or agencies at least with some common interests or inter-dependencies; and would also probably require a relationship between them that involves a degree of …show more content…
According to Mark Lymbery, the concepts of “partnership” and “collaboration” have become amongst the most critical theme of “new” Labour’s social policy, particular in respect of the delivery of health and social care. Although the terms are rarely