Principles met

  • 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 embrace innovation in how we work with local communities to drive positive change.
  • We will capture and ‘expand’ the experience and learning from individual projects and approaches in order to encourage broader application of co-operative principles within individual member Councils and across the Network.
  • 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.
  • In exploring new ways of meeting the priority needs of our communities we will encourage models, such as co-operatives and mutuals, which give greater influence and voice to staff and users. in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.

Tameside Council is working to improve the quality of care and support that vulnerable people receive by maximising the choice of support available and by creating better quality of life and experiences for individuals. As part of the Living Well at Home programme, we have been committed to enabling local people to remain well and living independently in their own homes and communities of choice. Younger adults and older people who, because of long term health conditions need additional support, can expect a good quality service that is person centred and meets their needs, is available when it’s needed and is sustainable.

To achieve this in the context of long-standing financial pressures and increasing demand, we have embraced innovative opportunities and support solutions. Whilst Living Well at Home will continue to assist with the practical help that people need, it is committed to changing the way this support is provided; shifting the focus of care away from tasks and back to the person.

Changing the way support is commissioned will, in turn, enable a more collaborative relationship between the person needing support and the staff providing that support; putting the individual at the centre and, wherever possible and appropriate, exploring options that are not necessarily all about paid support.

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