Monthly Archives: October 2021

Tackling Inequalities in Greater Manchester – Greater Manchester Combined Authority

1st October, 2021 / Andrew

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, tackling inequalities was a recognized priority within Greater Manchester. These inequalities that exist between Greater Manchester and the rest of the country, between localities in Greater Manchester, within localities and across specific groups within our population. The Covid-19 pandemic has served to amplify and exacerbate these inequalities and two recent ...

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Modern Slavery Charter – Birmingham City Council

30th September, 2021 / Andrew

Implementation of the Co-operative Party Charter Against Modern Slavery In July 2021, Birmingham City Council signed the Co-operative Party’s Charter Against Modern Slavery. The charter takes a 10-step approach, ensuring that local authorities work proactively to ensure there are no instances of modern slavery taking place within their supply chains. It commits us to: Training ...

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Establishing an Equalities Commission – Stevenage Borough Council

3rd September, 2021 / Andrew

The council has worked with communities across the town to form an Equalities Commission following the tragic killing of George Floyd in the USA in 2020. The Commission has been shaped through a community listening exercise and the appointment of an Independent Chair to drive actions for change and inclusion across the town.  Following the ...

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Tameside & Glossop Inequalities Reference Group – Tameside Council

5th August, 2021 / Andrew

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the stark inequalities that exist in society, such as limited access to services, unstable employment, substandard housing, and increased risk of infection and mortality from the virus itself.  Parallel to this, the #BlackLivesMatter movement highlighted the fact that many people do not feel included or protected by state institutions. As ...

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Implementation of the Modern Slavery Charter – Stevenage Borough Council

6th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

The government published a Modern Slavery Strategy in 2014 based on the “four Ps” structure, which the Home Office also uses to tackle terrorism and serious & organised crime: Pursue: Prosecuting and disrupting individuals and groups responsible for modern slavery Prevent: Preventing people from engaging in modern slavery Protect: Strengthening safeguards against modern slavery by ...

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One City Plan – Bristol City Council

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Partners across Bristol have come together to define the vision they want for the city. Bristol has launched its first ever One City Plan setting out ambitious targets for the future of Bristol, decade by decade up to 2050. Many forces are shaping Bristol’s future, including government policy, trade and climate change. Meanwhile challenges such ...

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Northern Roots and Oldham Alchemy – SBI/E3M working with Oldham Council

12th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

In July 2018, the E3M partners convened a special Alchemy innovation event to support Oldham Council and its partners in developing ideas for a bold new initiative called ‘Northern Roots’. The project involves harnessing the potential of a currently underused 65-hectare site and a new brand centred on food growing and production. Together they will ...

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Digital You – Salford: a city-wide approach towards digital inclusion – Salford City Council

2nd May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Salford is a thriving cultural, economic and residential destination, home to 251,000 people and 10,500 businesses. Unprecedented levels of economic growth over the last decade, including renowned schemes, such as MediaCityUK, has transformed the city, creating one of the most highly skilled digital and technical workforces in the Greater Manchester city region. Salford is aiming ...

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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 more…    

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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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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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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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Developing a Social Enterprise Strategy – Edinburgh Council

2nd June, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Edinburgh has a long history of supporting social enterprises to grow and be sustainable. Social enterprise can take innovative approaches to the development of products and services in combination with delivering social and environmental benefits. Edinburgh’s social enterprise sector operates across a wide range of areas. Key characteristics include: comprises over 120 organisations; involves over ...

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Growing the social sector through a Social Value Model – Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

19th May, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Knowsley is growing the social sector through social value approaches, with the aim of building community resilience and, where appropriate, reducing public service demand. Why a Social Value Model? Knowsley has a policy driver to grow the social sector (“social growth”) so that communities can increase their resilience and solve where possible their problems. The ...

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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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