Monthly Archives: March 2020

Co-operative Learning in Southampton

9th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Co-operative approaches to learning in Southampton are currently blooming. A third of the City’s schools are now members of one of three co-operative learning trusts, which means that 19 Southampton schools are now working in close partnership with the City Council as Cooperative Trust Schools, covering all parts of the City. 2020 has been declared ...

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RedQuadrant working with West Lancashire Council to break away from ‘business as usual’ and develop a sustainable target operating model

9th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Facing a budget gap of around £1.9m and difficulties around policy options to balance the budget, the Council began working with RedQuadrant on a ‘Sustainable Organisation Review’. The council made the change from ‘business as usual’ in order to identify organisational arrangements to deliver the Council’s key priorities, maintain service provision and secure a balanced ...

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Sowing the seeds for partnership working – South Tyneside

7th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Parks in a South Tyneside town are being given a new lease of life after residents and the Council decided to come together to spruce up their green space. Springwell and Valley View Park in Jarrow used to attract anti-social behaviour, drug dealing, dog mess, vandalism and litter. But following the creation of a community ...

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Place Standard – Kirklees Council

5th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

We know that our unique local places really matter to our citizens. In Kirklees we’re working with our citizens, councillors, colleagues and partners to make sure that everyone has a stake in the place where they live, work or visit. We’re using a tool called the Place Standard, which was developed by NHS Health Scotland, ...

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Excellence in Planning – Hull City Council

4th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) has delivered a ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary, fully integrated model of care provision to frail older people, in the heart of the local residential community. Early stage involvement of the Planning Service with the Clinical Commissioning Group and Citycare, the Fire Service, and Pickering and Ferens Homes, ensured that the ...

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Helping tenants to keep their homes – Hull City Council

4th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Welfare reform presents significant challenges with Hull being the fourth most deprived local authority and the Council having two-thirds of tenants in receipt of means test support, and responsible for 23,500 properties.  Hull’s approach needed to change in order to prevent homelessness and respond to mental health concerns whilst ensuring that the service remained viable ...

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Creative Solutions Forum – Plymouth City Council

2nd March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Many adults with highly complex and extreme mental and social vulnerabilities fall between the cracks. They do not fit into standard care settings and often do not present in a way that allows care services to support them. Indeed, many do not present at all because they resent or fear authority. People like ‘John’ a ...

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Bringing Agencies Together to support the vulnerable – Brent Council

10th October, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Brent Community Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferencing (CMARAC) provides the opportunity for agencies to come together to support vulnerable individuals living in Brent and help to enhance the services currently available. Their Case Study: Mr Jones was referred to CMARAC by a local support group who believed he was being financially exploited by people known ...

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Brent Hubs – Brent Council

4th October, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Brent Hubs aim to build resilience into local communities; reducing long term dependency on services.  They offer alternative ways for Brent residents to connect with local organisations and each other, to access information advice and support, and to use community space to develop ideas and activities that enhance the local area. The Brent Hubs model ...

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