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.
  • 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.
  • As a membership organisation, we will make this statement of our principles operational by: • Co-operation among members: Our members work together to help each other implement our values, sharing experiences and learning. • Openness of membership: Full, Associate and Affiliate Membership is open to any qualifying Council, organisation or individual who shares our values and is committed to putting them into action. • Co-production of the Network’s work: Members help shape the Network’s work programme and the content of events and written products. • Action-focused: The network is a vehicle for helping councils translate co-operative values and principles into policy and practice. •Membership-based: The network is majority funded by modest membership subscriptions from its member Councils, Associates and Affiliates. •Non-party-political: Members share the belief that working co-operatively within and across communities holds the key to tackling today’s challenges.

While taking steps to support residents through the cost-of-living crisis, partners in Knowsley are working together to develop the Knowsley Offer – where information, advice, services, support, facilities and much more are accessible in one place to help residents to thrive and not just survive. The Offer sees Knowsley Better Together partners, residents and businesses working to identify ways to achieve the Knowsley 2030 Strategy ambitions and support residents to thrive.

The Knowsley Better Together Partnership has recognised that whilst it already delivers a comprehensive offer of support to residents and businesses, the prolonged challenges arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis show that we can still do more to promote and connect with the needs of our local communities. The Knowsley Offer has been developed following consultation with residents to address the challenges they face and meet our local communities needs.

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