There are some big issues which can’t be adaquately tackled by a single organisation. Things like reducing youth unemployment, less childhood obesity, and reducing carbon emissions are just too big for one organisation.
Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) have an important role in bringing together local agencies who together can bring expertise and insight to the table.
A bit like everyone having a piece of the jigsaw and the picture only becoming clear once the pieces of the jigsaw are shared by the different partners. Making the LSP work takes time, trust and total commitment; but the rewards are clear to all when members of the LSP work together to deliver on the vision.