Monthly Archives: August 2019

Armed Services Community – Tameside Council

28th August, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The Tameside Armed Services Community (TASC) is the partner to Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council in delivering the Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant was signed by Tameside Council at Armed Forces Day 2012. Since its formal inception in 2016, TASC has remained a not for profit group formed from the armed forces community with ...

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Tameside Digital Infrastructure Cooperative

28th August, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The Tameside Digital Infrastructure Cooperative (TDIC) brings together public and private sector organisations to create and share new digital infrastructure in and around Tameside. The cooperative offers members wholesale access to fibre and exchange point facilities allowing them to build and operate advanced digital connectivity services. Public sector members are using TDIC facilities to improve ...

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Together Enterprise Rochdale – helping co-operatives flourish – The Co-operative College

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Rochdale is the birthplace of the co-operative movement and the town is currently undergoing a co-operative resurgence.  The Co-operative College is playing a key role in supporting Rochdale Council, other anchor institutions and the local community, to draw on learnings from its co-operative heritage to develop a fairer town for everyone. Alongside the Council, Rochdale ...

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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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Growing Communities – Reimagining Horticulture – Norwich City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

At Norwich City Council we have a commitment to investigating whether the money we spend can have more positive outcomes than simply the purchase. This ethos is at the heart of our award winning floral displays around the city. The flowers and plants in both our civic displays and in many community planting projects around ...

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Armed Forces Covenant – With Military Precision – Plymouth City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

In May 2018, the new Labour administration made a commitment to revitalise the Armed Forces Covenant in Plymouth. It was at its outset a vibrant challenging partnership made up of individuals and organisations who wanted to express their support for the military and veteran community. However, numbers attending the Covenant meetings were dwindling and at ...

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Co-operative education catering service – Southampton City Council

5th March, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Since spinning out from the local council in April 2015, we have transformed the way that we serve our local community. City Catering Southampton has evolved from being a provider of meals to a non-for-profit organisation who believes that great quality food, served with kindness and care is a right, not a privilege. Now, the ...

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Oldham Food Network – Oldham Council

29th March, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

What is it? The Oldham Food Network… Is a community-led organisation – run by local people, for local people Brings together groups from communities across Oldham involved in food activity Engages members Borough-wide Read more: Oldham Food Network – Oldham Council

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Co-operative education catering service – CATERed – Plymouth City Council

12th January, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

CATERed is unique – for the first-time schools have agreed to share their budgets and resources with each other in an open, transparent and co-operative way for the benefit of children and young people. Imagine – 67 Head teachers and governing bodies all voting for the same thing at the same time? CATERed was created ...

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Building the ‘Social’ Market Place

5th October, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The Council has already started to build a social market place in the City – both through its own actions and through the strong partnerships that it has with the VCSE and business sectors. Practical steps aimed at developing and anchoring the social value market in Salford include: the Council Social Value and Sustainability Policy, ...

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