Monthly Archives: September 2019

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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Fuel Poverty – targeting households – The Behaviouralist

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Fuel poverty – living on a lower income in a home which cannot be kept warm at a reasonable cost –  is a big issue for local government. According to the Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report 2017 (2015 ONS Data) currently, over 2.5 million households have to choose between heating their house and other essential ...

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Producing solutions with citizens – the Elephants project – Unlimited Potential

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

For effective services, a better relationship is needed between people who deliver and use services. Organisations are looking towards citizens having an active role in design and delivery (co-production). There are ‘pockets’ of examples of lived experience/decision maker relationships across Greater Manchester. However, talk of better relationships has not yet ‘tipped over’ into widespread action, ...

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Thriving Communities – Oldham Council

28th March, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

The Thriving Communities (TC) programme is the bedrock of the Oldham Cares programme and central to the Oldham Model contained in the Oldham Plan.  It focuses on creating the conditions for sustainable prevention, social action and change which are pre-requisites of achieving the overarching outcomes of the wider programme.  It will do this through developing ...

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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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Motivat8 – Sandwell Borough Council

26th March, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

The Motiv8 Challenge was developed to tackle Anti-Social behaviour being carried out by young people with the aim of improving our communities, tackling youth unemployment and raising the aspirations of young people in Sandwell. The project is specifically aimed at young people in Sandwell who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) that may ...

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Green Spaces – Stevenage Borough Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Local charities who work with Stevenage Borough Council were concerned that many older people do not ask for help when they first need it but instead wait until they are having a crisis. This can mean they end up having a lengthy stay in hospital which could have been avoided. The council worked with them ...

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Telford Mental Health Forum – Telford and Wrekin Borough Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Since the Mental Health Works event held at the Park Inn in April of 2016, what originally started out as a small working group of key stakeholders has become a major networking group for the Borough of Telford and Wrekin with the mental wellbeing of the local population as its primary focus. Telford Mental Health ...

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Elderly Fuel Allowance – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The city is the only one in the UK to offer an annual affordable warmth dividend to all vulnerable elderly people over the age of 80 –  £100 every winter since the new Administration was elected in 2011.   The Council also delivers a major domestic energy efficiency programme, levering in national and local funding sources ...

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Supporting a range of common interest groups such as co-operative societies and social enterprises – Edinburgh Council

2nd October, 2015 / Nicola, CCIN

The City of Edinburgh Council is innovating to support a range of common interest groups such as co-operative societies and social enterprises to establish themselves across the City. These common interest groups involve a wide range of people from academics to elected members and from private sector investors to local people to co-produce of services ...

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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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Ethical Care Standard – a cooperative approach – Oldham Council

19th May, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Oldham Council is seeking to drive up standards in home care by taking a leadership role in shaping the way services are designed, delivered and accessed. Why do we need ethical care? Increasingly more frail elderly people live at home, and need high levels of good quality personal care to help them continue to lead ...

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