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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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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Skills for Business Apprenticeship Fund – Salford City Council

2nd May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The Salford Skills Business Apprenticeship Fund is believed to be the first Public/Private/Third Sector partnership of its kind which gifts on a city-wide basis. This trailblazing Fund is investing in apprenticeship training within SMEs to help create more quality and sustainable apprenticeship roles for Salford residents.  The fund also helps existing employers close skill gaps ...

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Employment Partnership – Greenwich Council

5th April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

A new employment partnership group has been set up between Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB), JobCentre Plus Woolwich and Peabody. GLLaB is a service operated by the Council that works to support local residents into employment through training and matching skills of its clients to opportunities. This follows work to implement the recommendations of ...

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Salford Equality Network’s (SEqN)

5th October, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Following a review of the Salford Equality Network’s (SEqN) priorities at its 6 October 2015 meeting, six task and finish groups were established charged with undertaking a refresh of a particular issue or theme that had been highlighted.  One of these issues was focused upon ‘Maximising Opportunities’, which was about identifying the range of services ...

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Green jobs – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Because of Glasgow’s work to become an economic powerhouse for the green economy, we now have the largest number of renewables jobs of anywhere in Scotland.   A green jobs strategy is being drawn up as a key element of the city’s new economic strategy and again it has a major emphasis on well paid jobs ...

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Boosting business capacity through Oldham Enterprise Trust – Oldham Council

9th July, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

What is the Oldham Enterprise Trust? The Oldham Enterprise Trust (sometimes referred to as a Fund) is an innovative co-operative partnership between the Oldham Business Leadership Group, Oldham Council, the Business Growth Hub, Business Finance Solutions and Blue Orchid that delivers a combined funding and business support offer unique to Oldham.The Trust was established in ...

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Providing fair employment – a co-operative approach – Oldham Council

30th June, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Oldham’s Fair Employment Charter Building on the success of previous co-operative campaigns such as Fair Energy and Fares Fair, Fair Employment is one of the Council’s latest campaigns to secure a fairer deal for Oldham residents. The Fair Employment Charter (FEC) reflects our ambition to do more than just reduce the number of unemployed residents ...

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1000 Club – supporting young people into employment – Plymouth City Council

9th June, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

www.1000club.co.uk   Plymouth City Council is a Co-operative Council, central to this are our values of Fairness, Partnership, Democracy and Responsibility which we believe will result in a fair city where everyone does their bit. All our initiatives focused on improving the economy, therefore reflect these co-operative values. The 1000 Club is a prime example ...

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Promoting financial inclusion – Norwich City Council

6th June, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Background Increasing financial inclusion is a council priority and a financial inclusion strategy was adopted by Cabinet in 2009 to shape this work. The purpose of the strategy was that: Norwich City Council will work with key organisations from the public, private and third sectors to ensure that all residents in Norwich have the resources ...

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Creating a Fairtrade borough – Telford and Wrekin Borough Council

6th June, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Co-operation is at the heart of Fairtrade, and as a co-operative council we are committed to doing as much as possible to support and promote Fairtrade in the borough. The Council, along with a number of schools, businesses and organisations have agreed to work together and in 2013 launched the Telford and Wrekin Fairtrade Alliance. ...

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Developing a Social Enterprise Strategy – Edinburgh Council

2nd June, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Edinburgh has a long history of supporting social enterprises to grow and be sustainable. Social enterprise can take innovative approaches to the development of products and services in combination with delivering social and environmental benefits. Edinburgh’s social enterprise sector operates across a wide range of areas. Key characteristics include: comprises over 120 organisations; involves over ...

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GeniUS! – Bringing York’s Ideas to Life – York City Council

21st May, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Our vision for York is of a city that works together to benefit everyone to ensure prosperity and drive innovation, now and in the future. To do this, we need to give local people choice and control over their services and make the most of the resources we have as a city. We have the ...

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Working with partners to develop the Salford Credit Union – Salford City Council

19th May, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Salford Credit Union is seeking to become the lender of choice for everyone who lives or works in Salford, after developing its visibility through a close partnership with the Council, registered social landlords and community organisations. Salford Credit Union was a well kept secret. Then its new Board in 2012 made working with partners a ...

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The Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative – Glasgow City Council

29th April, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

The Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) is one of Glasgow City Council’s leading 2014 Legacy projects and was introduced in 2009 following Glasgow’s successful bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. When introduced the Leader of Glasgow City Council (GCC) gave a commitment to expand long-term careers opportunities for young people in the city. The key ...

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Creating a Community Benefit policy to maximise social and economic impact of public sector spend – Glasgow City Council

29th April, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow City Council introduced its Community Benefits (CB) policy in 2008 to maximise the social and economic impact of public sector spend for the city hosting the Commonwealth Games. The policy focuses on; employment and training opportunities for the hardest to reach groups the advertising of business opportunities for Glasgow Small and  Medium –sized Enterprises ...

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