Monthly Archives: May 2019

Supported Internships – Knowsley MBC

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The Knowsley Supported Internship Programme commenced in 2016 and aims to prepare young people with a learning difficulty and / or disability for employment.  The programme is a partnership between Knowsley Council and Knowsley Community College, working with local employers to provide 12 month’s work experience to help young people find sustainable employment in the ...

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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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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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Growing Communities – Reimagining Horticulture – Norwich City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

At Norwich City Council we have a commitment to investigating whether the money we spend can have more positive outcomes than simply the purchase. This ethos is at the heart of our award winning floral displays around the city. The flowers and plants in both our civic displays and in many community planting projects around ...

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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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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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Food and Fun – Cardiff Council

15th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP) is an award-winning, multi-agency programme which provides good-quality meals, nutrition skills, sports education and enrichment activities to children living in areas of need in Wales. SHEP was developed and piloted in Cardiff during summer 2015 by Education Catering at Cardiff Council, the Public Health Dietetic Team from Cardiff & ...

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Co-operative education catering service – Southampton City Council

5th March, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Since spinning out from the local council in April 2015, we have transformed the way that we serve our local community. City Catering Southampton has evolved from being a provider of meals to a non-for-profit organisation who believes that great quality food, served with kindness and care is a right, not a privilege. Now, the ...

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Learning lunches – bitesize sessions of coop education and training from Co-operative College

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

100 years. That’s how long we’ve been delivering co-operative education. We know that time is precious, which is why we’ve developed our learning lunches series. These action-packed, bite-size sessions will help you discover more about co-operation and apply the thinking to many of the issues facing co-operative councils today. Each session lasts no more than ...

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Co-operative education catering service – CATERed – Plymouth City Council

12th January, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

CATERed is unique – for the first-time schools have agreed to share their budgets and resources with each other in an open, transparent and co-operative way for the benefit of children and young people. Imagine – 67 Head teachers and governing bodies all voting for the same thing at the same time? CATERed was created ...

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Fuelling Ambitions Creatively Together (FACT) Salford

5th October, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

FACT Salford’ (Fuelling Ambitions Creatively Together) is a people based pilot which aims to create a social movement for change by testing different ways of ‘doing with not to’ families. As part of this we facilitate networks for local residents to create opportunities for employment and aspiration (supply), and also work with local business (demand) ...

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Culture School – City of Cardiff Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

This project was inspired by the current refugee crisis in Europe and looks at:- How the people and communities of Cardiff and other British cities can come together to welcome and help refugees and asylum seekers. How they can help refugees and asylum seekers arrive and settle into British life. Goal To ensure that newly-arrived ...

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Closing the Education Gap – City of Edinburgh Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Funding provided by the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network supported the City of Edinburgh Council Early Years Team to work co-operatively with Third Sector Organisation – Lothian Association of Youth Clubs and eight ‘not for profit’ out of school care providers across Edinburgh. Education – Closing the Education Gap – City of Edinburgh Council

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Mutualising education support services – Sandwell Metroplitan Borough Council

19th May, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Sandwell’s journey to set up a mutual organisation for its education support services began in the autumn of 2010, to enable schools to buy into quality support services irrespective of their status – but why was change needed? Sandwell, like many local authorities, found itself with a reduced role in supporting education as well as ...

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