Enabling and Empowering Communities – Cheshire West and Chester Council
Posted on 6th October, 2020
Working to help communities to support each other: matching volunteers with need; providing quick-to-access funding, open and accessible local information on the pandemic; and offering a place to share and celebrate the good work taking place.
Cheshire West and Chester Council focused on enabling and empowering communities to respond to the pandemic, helping them meet the huge demand for support which was more than any single organisation could tackle. This built on the Council’s plan and its focus on ‘Playing your Part’ – encouraging and enabling more citizens to take an active role in their communities. It also built on the foundation put in place through the strong voluntary and community sector, the Council’s ‘localities working’ approach and its recent investment in an online engagement portal.