Monthly Archives: October 2019

Bringing Agencies Together to support the vulnerable – Brent Council

10th October, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Brent Community Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferencing (CMARAC) provides the opportunity for agencies to come together to support vulnerable individuals living in Brent and help to enhance the services currently available. Their Case Study: Mr Jones was referred to CMARAC by a local support group who believed he was being financially exploited by people known ...

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Brent Hubs – Brent Council

4th October, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Brent Hubs aim to build resilience into local communities; reducing long term dependency on services.  They offer alternative ways for Brent residents to connect with local organisations and each other, to access information advice and support, and to use community space to develop ideas and activities that enhance the local area. The Brent Hubs model ...

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Adult Social Care ‘Front Door’ – Peopletoo working with Lambeth Council

20th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Peopletoo were commissioned by Lambeth Council and the LGA to review the “Front Door” across Adult Social Care. With a focus on improving service provision and delivering financial savings through demand management, the review focused on a number of areas: Customer Journey Utilisation of the Corporate Contact Centre Demand modelling for new and existing clients ...

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Keep it Local Network – Locality working with Co-op Councils

20th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Harnessing the power of community to build strong local partnerships A growing movement A movement is gathering pace. Up and down the country councils and communities are coming together to transform their places. More and more local authorities are moving away from bureaucratic commissioning and big outsourcing contracts. Instead they are unlocking the power of ...

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Power of the People Safeguards Community Assets – South Tyneside Council

20th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The future of a long-standing community centre in South Tyneside has been safeguarded following a successful asset transfer programme. Against a background of cuts in central government funding, South Tyneside Council asked for community support to keep open the Borough’s Community Associations. As a result, all the facilities have been saved from closure and are ...

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Youth Co-operation in Stevenage

20th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Over the past 12 months, Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) has worked with the town’s Youth Council to further develop opportunities for young people to influence the council. This initiative would play a key role in the plans for the future of the town. In 2018, the SBC community development team began working with the youth ...

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Enabling Social Action in Stevenage

20th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The Enabling Social Action Partnership is a nationwide project running from March 2018 – March 2020 as a collaborative partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Universities of Sheffield and Hull. In June 2018, Stevenage was selected as one of two pilot areas to develop this programme based on its commitment ...

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Knowsley 2030 – new long term strategy for the Borough

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Knowsley 2030 is the new long-term strategy for Knowsley which will set out a new vision and priorities for the Borough. The strategy is being co-produced with residents, businesses and other stakeholders in line with Knowsley’s Better Together principles to understand how people living, working and studying in Knowsley today feel about the place, what ...

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Together Enterprise Rochdale – helping co-operatives flourish – The Co-operative College

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Rochdale is the birthplace of the co-operative movement and the town is currently undergoing a co-operative resurgence.  The Co-operative College is playing a key role in supporting Rochdale Council, other anchor institutions and the local community, to draw on learnings from its co-operative heritage to develop a fairer town for everyone. Alongside the Council, Rochdale ...

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Newcastle Parks Trust – Newcastle City Council

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

  “a measure of a city’s greatness is to be found in the quality of its public spaces, its parks and its squares”[1] From 1st April 2019 Newcastle became the first major city in the UK to hand over its parks and allotments to an independent charitable trust that will sustain our treasured parks for ...

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Lumi – Norwich City Council

14th November, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Norwich City Councils’ Get Involved community enabling programme comprises of infrastructure projects, funding streams and general community support.  As part of its coproduction, VCSE groups raised a variety of issues they felt the council could help them to address, to improve their capacity and sustainability in an ever challenging environment. These included support to raise ...

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