2023 Case Studies Pack
- October 2023
In Bury we’ve truly put inclusion at the heart of everything we do.
A short while ago we reviewed our ways of working in the Council and identified a real passion and commitment to equality from our workforce, communities, and leaders. This review also highlighted room for improvement in how we place inclusion at the heart of our systems, processes and culture, both internally and across the borough.
We started by getting the basics right; putting in place a clear Inclusion Strategy which included a new set of equality objectives. To develop the Strategy and drive our inclusion priorities we brought together a wide cross section of people in an Inclusion Working Group. The group is a mix of senior leaders with responsibility for some of our core functions, as well as staff from all service areas who have a passion for inclusion and driving this agenda across our borough and communities. It provides a unique mix of governance, co-design and engagement all in one and has been the engine room behind all things inclusion. Over the past year the group’s developed even further, expanding its membership and reach as part of our public service partnership, Team Bury, and working to drive forward the inclusion agenda across public service partners in the borough.