Monthly Archives: March 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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Catalysing community action through the Co-operative Oldham Fund – Oldham Council

19th May, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Oldham Council has created a sustainable source of funding to help drive social action and community initiatives in the borough. What is the COF? The Co-operative Oldham Fund (COF) works to grow local voluntary, community and faith organisations across the Borough, providing grants to help deliver innovative community initiatives that generate lasting and sustainable benefits for ...

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