Monthly Archives: June 2014

Cllr Lib Peck: the Young Lambeth Co-operative – shifting power to communities

30th June, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

By Cllr Lib Peck Leader of Lambeth Council Last week I took part in the launch of the Young Lambeth Cooperative (YLC). It was a key moment in the history of our council, launching the first model of community ownership and commissioning of youth services ever developed. YLC has now launched as an innovative, community-led, independent ...

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Anna Randle: What Labour can learn from cooperative councils

17th June, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

By Anna Randle Head of Strategy and Equalities at Lambeth Council February was the month when senior Labour figures began to set out a new vision for public services. Speeches by Ed Miliband and Jon Cruddas sketched their proposals for a radical redistribution of power from central government to individuals, communities and localities, putting ‘people power’ ...

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Abigail Melville: Is this our moment for a real power shift?

11th June, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

By Abigail Melville Associate, the RSA. Forces seem to be aligning to create an opportunity for the next Government to deliver the biggest shift of power for a generation. Various important pieces of the jigsaw are coming together and broadly pushing in the same direction. First, there is growing consensus in the policy community that a ...

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Cllr Jim McMahon: Cooperative localism – the future of public services

5th June, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

By Cllr Jim McMahon Leader of Oldham Council and Chair of the CCIN The sleeping disconnected just woke up. Again. If you believe the BBC, UKIP are on a whirlwind of success. If the measure of success is to appeal to fear and disconnection without offering any solutions to the problems faced by the UK ...

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