Monthly Archives: June 2020

Mutual Ventures – working with Rochdale MBC – PossAbilities

25th June, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

PossAbilities – a community-based organisation thriving in the adult social care market Mutual Ventures, with support from fellow CCIN Affiliate Member Bates Wells, supported Rochdale Borough Council to create a Public Service Mutual for its adult social care day services in April 2014. That organisation, PossAbilities, is a thriving and growing organisation, evidencing that staff-led ...

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C.Co working with Sussex Violence Reduction Partnership

9th May, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

In January 2020 C.Co were commissioned by the Sussex Violence Reduction Unit to support the compilation and submission of the Sussex Violence Response Unit’s Response Strategy. The production of the Response Strategy involved working with many partner organisations including; West Sussex County Council, East Sussex County Council, Brighton and Hove Council, 12 District Councils; Public ...

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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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Taking an innovative approach to hospital discharge – Telford and Wrekin

9th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Collaborative partnership is at the heart of our approach to transforming the health and social care system in Telford and Wrekin.  The dynamic Integrated Place Partnership programme works together to improve outcomes for local people by adopting a strengths based approach – focussing upon offering early help, targeted prevention and a joined up response at ...

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Early Help Service Redesign – Peopletoo working with Kirklees Council

5th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Peopletoo were engaged to co-design a multi-agency approach to ensure the delivery of effective, cohesive Early Support Services to meet the needs of children, young people and families across the diverse communities of Kirklees.  Following a review of Early Support Services, Peopletoo were commissioned to implement the recommendations of the programme. The key focus was ...

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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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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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Supporting the development of cooperative care – Power to Change with Kirklees Council

2nd March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Kirklees Council and Power to Change have supported the development of a cooperative approach to social care provision. Cooperative Care Colne Valley (CCCV) is a multi-stakeholder co-operative and community business established to provide both high-quality domiciliary care for older and disabled people in the Colne Valley, and fair and proper terms and conditions of employment ...

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Route 29 – Supporting Young People – Salford

4th February, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

We are changing the way we help young people aged 12-17 in care and on the edge of care. Too many Salford young people in care are placed in children’s homes outside the city, meaning they have to change schools, move away from their friends and family and don’t always get the support they need. ...

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Person centred commissioning for better lives: Rochdale’s developing story

8th September, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Commissioning Live offers people with complex learning disabilities and autism more control over the care they receive. The council has found that traditional support arrangements don’t work or can easily break down which leads to crisis and far-from-perfect outcomes for people. In response, we are providing support in a more bespoke way to ensure people ...

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Longer, healthier, safer lives for all – helping Dudley Council set priorities for adult health and care – Ideas Alliance

22nd August, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

We were asked to engage with a wide range of people using a story-telling approach to identify the key priorities for the new Adults Alliance Health and Wellbeing strategy over the next 5 years and begin to define a new relationship/nature of engagement between organisations and communities. Read more: Health and Social Care in Dudley ...

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Collaborative service design – CIPFA C.co working with the Northern Councils Adult Social Care Directorate

28th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Co-Designing Services Together This Northern Councils Adult Social Care Directorate, like many other Public Sector organisations was operating in a context of the unprecedented challenge, with increasing expectations for more outcome-driven services combined with reducing budgets, the expectation of personalised services, increasing demand, and a challenging policy environment. Recognising this they engaged the C.Co team ...

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Adult Social Care ‘Front Door’ – Peopletoo working with Lambeth Council

20th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Peopletoo were commissioned by Lambeth Council and the LGA to review the “Front Door” across Adult Social Care. With a focus on improving service provision and delivering financial savings through demand management, the review focused on a number of areas: Customer Journey Utilisation of the Corporate Contact Centre Demand modelling for new and existing clients ...

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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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Advocacy Digital and Young People – Sandwell City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

A Partnership Between Sandwell Advocacy, iSandwell and Sandwell CVO. Sandwell Advocacy has been supporting vulnerable young people since 1993. Many people do not necessarily understand what advocacy is and the important part it plays in peoples live, this project wanted to address this by creating a wide variety of information across a number of media ...

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iSandwell – Sandwell Borough Council

2nd November, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

iSandwell is a community development program that mixes frontline facing citizen engagement with smart city thinking to improve the use of digital in the region to alleviate social issues.  Sandwell Council work closely with the community and voluntary sector to develop innovative training and support over a range of activities. Read about these activities: Digital – ...

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