Monthly Archives: May 2020

“Stay Home” or “Stay Safe” – Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse

20th May, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

No sooner was the national lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic announced, than serious concerns were being raised by domestic abuse charities and campaigners about those trapped in unsafe homes with abusive partners or family members.  The Government’s messages of “stay home” and “stay safe” did not match the lived experience of those suffering ...

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Stevenage Helps – A co-operative response to COVID-19

20th May, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

When, shortly after the lockdown started, a 98-year-old resident contacted Stevenage Borough Council to say that she had been told she did not fit the criteria for help with getting a food delivery, the Communities and Neighbourhoods team knew that something had to be done.  Although official help channels had been set up, they were ...

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Responding to COVID-19 – C.Co working with Cheshire West & Chester

9th May, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

The C.Co mission is to deliver demonstrable value and insight to the public sector. So, when the coronavirus crisis hit all spare capacity, we had was immediately directed at supporting the sector with the coronavirus response. We chose to volunteer our time with our local, Local Authority – Cheshire West and Chester Council. What struck ...

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Planning your way effectively through COVID-19 – Peopletoo working with Brighton & Hove

24th April, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Brighton & Hove City Council’s adult social care team has created a new interim assessment and support planning framework in response to the planning and logistical challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The new framework has been developed in partnership with Peopletoo. It supports quick and effective professional decision making during the crisis, in line ...

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Setting up a successful COVID-19 Community Hub – 4OC working with Harrow Council

22nd April, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

The Challenge: In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the government advised Local Authorities to set up ‘Community Hubs’ in each borough to support the 1.5m people considered to be ‘most at risk’ of severe illness should they contract the virus. Initial guidance of how to set up and run the hubs, from Central Government, was ...

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