Monthly Archives: May 2019

Housing Innovation – Bristol City Council

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Re-imagining better ways to live in our cities Bristol City Council is making sites available across the city to test and deliver innovative and affordable housing solutions over the next five years, in a bid to find new ways to tackle a housing crisis. As part of the city’s Housing Festival – a five year ...

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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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Partnership approach to tackling holiday hunger – Royal Borough of Greenwich

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The past decade has seen increases in rates of food poverty across the country. Over the last decade, incomes after housing costs have fallen and food prices have risen in real terms. For many low income families this has meant that it has been real struggle to provide good quality, nutritious meals for their children. ...

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Children Connect with Care Home Residents – Royal Borough of Greenwich

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Generations are coming together across the Royal Borough of Greenwich with a series of activities bringing nursery children together with elderly residents. The benefits of intergenerational activities, such as reducing social isolation and fostering community links, have been known for quite a while now. The Council’s Early Years’ service has brought together a number of ...

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Transfer of Communities Centre – Telford and Wrekin Council

18th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Telford & Wrekin Council has experienced significant cuts in funding from central government and has had to make some difficult decisions in terms of how services will be delivered in the future.  These decisions have been coupled with a commitment to continue to support those that are most vulnerable and to work in partnership with ...

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Co-operative working for Public Service Delivery – Rochdale MBC

18th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

There is a long legacy, in Rochdale, of citizen involvement in the development, delivery and leadership of services.  In 2017, a group of citizens and system leaders got together to think about the implications of devolution in Greater Manchester and the reform of public services.  They agreed that it might be worthwhile to take action ...

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From Grassroots to Boardroom – Oldham Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Community involvement in Oldham means more than asking residents for their views. We’re empowering local people to take ownership, as part of our ambition to create a co-operative borough where everyone does their bit, and everybody benefits.  Projects include: VEG IN THE PARK – a grassroots project OLDHAM FOOD NETWORK – a co-operative approach GREEN ...

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