Principle 4: Co-location can be a useful mechanism for facilitating collaborative work

Both formal and informal contacts promoted through co-location can generate mutual understanding, sharing of information and a sense of trust on an inter-personal and cross-sectoral level.

Things to consider:

1. For co-location to be successful adequate office space and resources must be available and there needs to be the capacity for co-locating staff to participate in team case discussions, contribute to shared care plans and to retain professional supervision and connection to their core discipline.

Case Examples

Integration within a multidisciplinary agency

Co-location can generate mutual understanding, sharing of information and a sense of trust on an inter-personal and cross-sectoral level

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