Monthly Archives: May 2019

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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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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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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Cardiff Staff Healthy Travel Charter – Cardiff Council

15th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

In April 2019, fourteen leading public sector organisations based in Cardiff signed the newly developed Healthy Travel Charter, committing themselves to supporting and encouraging their staff and visitors to travel in a sustainable way to and from their sites. Through fourteen ambitious actions, the charter promotes walking, cycling, public transport and ultra-low emission vehicle use. ...

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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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Southampton Healthy Living – Southampton City Council

27th September, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

April 2017 saw the launch of Southampton Healthy Living – a new and innovative partnership of health, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.  Southampton Healthy Living offer a single service to enable individuals, families and communities develop more control over their lifestyle by helping create communities where healthy behaviour is the norm. Health_Healthy Living_Southampton City ...

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An invitation to tackle childhood obesity – Rochdale Borough Council and Unlimited Potential

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Childhood obesity in Rochdale is increasingly mirroring patterns of socio-economic deprivation. Reducing childhood obesity is a high priority for Rochdale Borough Council. Weighing and measuring at reception and year 6 presents an opportunity to engage with families of children who are overweight or obese and offer appropriate support. The Energy Club is the main programme ...

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Working ‘Better Together’ in Knowsley – Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Working ‘Better Together’ in Knowsley is about everyone coming together, pooling resources and expertise to have a greater impact on tackling the Borough’s key challenges. Knowsley Council’s current Corporate Plan outlines what the Council hopes to achieve in the coming years, with the following co-operative principles setting out how it will: Be a strong community ...

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Living Well Collaborative – Lambeth Council

27th March, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Overview Those commissioning public services are increasingly being expected to oversee rapid large-scale local change that achieve financial savings, but also to make services more accessible, personalised and focused on prevention. In Lambeth they have seized the opportunity to transform the mental health care system. By creating a radical new commissioning model and set of ...

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Healthy Heroes – Rochdale Borough Council

19th March, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

This is a campaign launched by the Council to fight for a healthy borough. Our local primary schools are working co-operatively to help deliver change by signing up to the daily mile, which means that children walk, run or jog outside for 15 minutes every day.  18 children’s centres have introduced the ‘daily toddle’ which ...

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Health Improvement Service

5th October, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

In a workforce of 86 people (on a mixture of full time and part time contracts), 67% (n=58) are local Salford residents. In addition, 8 members of staff within the service are active in a voluntary capacity within a range of organisations within Salford. These include football teams and other sports organisations, churches, festival committees, ...

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