Monthly Archives: May 2019

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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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 Community Centres – 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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Heartsease Healthy Living – Norwich City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Putting residents at the heart of decision making is fundamental to Norwich City Council’s approach to cooperative working and opportunities to put this into practice are explored whenever we get the chance. So when the local CCG came to us with a pot of funding and asked how they use it to create a whole ...

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Love Your Street Project – Hull City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Love Your Street aims to improve environmental and housing standards across six inner city wards with the highest proportion of migrant populations. Issues such as littering, fly-tipping and poor waste containment exist across all areas of the city to varying extents. However, the problems are most acute and are most regularly reported and addressed as ...

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Advice Providers Network – Sandwell Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Delivering Better Outcomes by working together Sandwell council has an active grants programme which includes spend of about £1 million each year on voluntary sector organisations that deliver free advice on issues such as benefits, debt, housing, immigration, employment. Six years ago, services were operating in isolation, with competition for funding, a lack of training, ...

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Advocacy Digital and Young People – Sandwell City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

A Partnership Between Sandwell Advocacy, iSandwell and Sandwell CVO. Sandwell Advocacy has been supporting vulnerable young people since 1993. Many people do not necessarily understand what advocacy is and the important part it plays in peoples live, this project wanted to address this by creating a wide variety of information across a number of media ...

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Delivering Better Outcomes by working together: Libraries – Sandwell City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Unlike many other Library Authorities across the country Sandwell is proud to have retained all 19 of its libraries despite year on year reductions in funding:  We continue to operate a mobile and home library service Working together with volunteers, Friends groups and partners libraries have developed as lively, community and cultural hubs with free ...

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Armed Forces Covenant – With Military Precision – Plymouth City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

In May 2018, the new Labour administration made a commitment to revitalise the Armed Forces Covenant in Plymouth. It was at its outset a vibrant challenging partnership made up of individuals and organisations who wanted to express their support for the military and veteran community. However, numbers attending the Covenant meetings were dwindling and at ...

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Working together for social justice – Hull City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The Hull Fairtrade Partnership Group, supported by Hull City Council and chaired by a cabinet member, has members from the Council, voluntary sector, local communities, faith sector, university, NHS and local business, and meets on a regular basis to plan our local Fairtrade campaigns, especially for Fairtrade Fortnight and World Fairtrade Day. Within the Council, ...

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iSandwell – Sandwell Borough Council

2nd November, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

iSandwell is a community development program that mixes frontline facing citizen engagement with smart city thinking to improve the use of digital in the region to alleviate social issues.  Sandwell Council work closely with the community and voluntary sector to develop innovative training and support over a range of activities. Read about these activities: Digital – ...

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Crowdfund Plymouth

15th August, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Crowdfund Plymouth was launched in 2015 as a Plymouth focused page on the Crowdfunder.co.uk platform to enable the Council to pledge money to campaigns (projects) in, and benefiting, the City. We were the first to undertake this innovative and successful approach. The main source of monies distributed by the Council is the ‘City Change Fund’. ...

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