We will develop systems that enable citizens to be equal partners in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.
We will support the active engagement of the full range of residents in decision making and priority setting.
We will embrace innovation in how we work with local communities to drive positive change.
Maximising social value
We will support the development of a framework and criteria for social value, giving substance to the concept and supporting Councils with the tools to ensure better local social and economic outcomes.
We will strengthen the co-operative partnership between citizens, communities, enterprises and Councils, based on a shared sense of responsibility for wellbeing and mutual benefit.
There is so much talent and creativity which exists in Wigan Borough amongst our residents, local businesses, and VCFSE sector organisations. In early 2022, we launched Let’s Innovate to enable local people to develop their own solutions to challenges and opportunities identified in the public sector, take ownership and determine how investment should be spent.
Inspired by the SOUP model popular in the USA, Let’s Innovate is a small but powerful way of creating a collaborative situation to bring entrepreneurialism directly into communities, inspire new ideas and democratically allocate funding.
For further information contact:
Service Lead – Place and Neighbourhood Working