Responding to COVID-19 – C.Co working with Cheshire West & Chester
Posted on 9th May, 2020
The C.Co mission is to deliver demonstrable value and insight to the public sector. So, when the coronavirus crisis hit all spare capacity, we had was immediately directed at supporting the sector with the coronavirus response.
We chose to volunteer our time with our local, Local Authority – Cheshire West and Chester Council. What struck us from the offset was the community-centred approach to planning and prioritising activity. Local and community-driven approaches to service delivery has been an aspiration of many Councils for a long time, but few have ever truly succeeded in planning, commissioning and delivering truly localised services. Seemingly overnight, Cheshire West and Chester, the 22nd highest populated local authority in England, had put in place mechanisms and developed relationships to respond to very localised and personal needs effectively.