Monthly Archives: June 2019

Social Prescribing – Oldham Council

6th June, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

In March 2019, Oldham Council marked the world’s first Social Prescribing Day by awarding a pioneering three-year contract to a local consortium of voluntary and community organisations. This created a Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership arrangement which is thought to be one of the first for the public sector in England. Oldham is a co-operative borough. ...

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Four Greens Community Trust – Plymouth City Council

29th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Four Greens Community Trust – Co-operative working towards the goal of transforming community building and land to local ownership In 2013 Plymouth City Council (PCC) presented a Cabinet report that advocated the creation of a new trust for the north of the city in need of additional investment, regeneration and services, through the provision of ...

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Enabling Social Action in Stevenage

20th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The Enabling Social Action Partnership is a nationwide project running from March 2018 – March 2020 as a collaborative partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Universities of Sheffield and Hull. In June 2018, Stevenage was selected as one of two pilot areas to develop this programme based on its commitment ...

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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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Knowsley 2030 – new long term strategy for the Borough

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Knowsley 2030 is the new long-term strategy for Knowsley which will set out a new vision and priorities for the Borough. The strategy is being co-produced with residents, businesses and other stakeholders in line with Knowsley’s Better Together principles to understand how people living, working and studying in Knowsley today feel about the place, what ...

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Co-operatives UK, Provision of strategic support to Plymouth City Council

18th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Why PCC wanted to do the work Plymouth City Councils (PCC) Corporate Plan sets co-operative working as a strategic value and wanted to set an action plan for increasing the number of businesses in the city that are owned and run co-operatively.  The New Economics Foundation report ‘Co-ops Unleashed, Doubling the Co-operative Economy’ set ambitious ...

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Northern Roots and Oldham Alchemy working with E3M

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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Premier Supply Service – Oxygen Finance working with Cumbria County Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The government has announced plans to cut public spending significantly, with local government being expected to shoulder the burden of a significant proportion of that reduction. Therefore, balancing the budget for local authorities is more acute than ever before. Councils now need to develop new income channels which are both sustainable and supportive of the ...

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Premier Supplier Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Croydon Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Oxygen Finance is Croydon Council’s partner in delivering their Premier Supplier Programme, a service that has enabled the council to generate much-needed income and make significant improvements to their processes and efficiency. Croydon Council is the largest employer in the borough, with a workforce of 10,500 and a spend of over £900 million a year ...

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Supplier Incentive Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Bexley Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

With an annual spend of more than £160m on services for a local population of 245,000, Bexley Council introduced its Supplier Incentive Programme in January 2016 to support suppliers, many of whom are small local businesses. Handling more than 10,000 invoices per month, the Council saw the opportunity to introduce an innovative early payment programme, ...

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Supplier Incentive Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Barnsley MB Council

28th November, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Local Government Sector funding is in decline. This means all local government services need to be reviewed and delivered in different and more innovative ways.  Barnsley in South Yorkshire is known for being a coal mining and glassmaking town, however the town is growing up fast. Despite a tough economic situation in the UK, a ...

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Beyond Asset Transfer – Newcastle City Council

12th April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Newcastle City Council has been supporting the asset transfer of community buildings since 2013. For some organisations, asset transfer has opened up new and exciting opportunities, whilst others have considered the option but have decided not to pursue asset transfer due to governance and / or financial capacity. Asset Transfer – Beyond Asset Transfer April ...

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Employment Partnership – Greenwich Council

5th April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

A new employment partnership group has been set up between Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB), JobCentre Plus Woolwich and Peabody. GLLaB is a service operated by the Council that works to support local residents into employment through training and matching skills of its clients to opportunities. This follows work to implement the recommendations of ...

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Commercialisation of Total Facilities Management (TFM) Services – Cardiff Council and Peopletoo

4th April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Cardiff Council, like many local authorities, had a fragmented approach to facilities management, with many services including; Cleaning, Security, Building Maintenance and Pest Control, all sitting in different departments. This resulted in multiple front doors, significant internal recharges, limited financial and commercial oversight, and ultimately, confusion for the customer.   Working in partnership with Cardiff Council, ...

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Making Smart Cities a Reality – Perform Green

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

As part of its Smart City agenda, Bristol City Council committed to create an integrated city-wide management, service delivery and collaborative centre for Bristol. The programme is focused on the needs of citizens and aided by an open information platform to encourage innovation. The challenge The programme was scheduled to cost £8.3 million over two ...

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Urban Data Platform: Transforming Croydon Through Data – Connected Space

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

The Urban Data Platform was launched with Croydon Council in March 2018, in cooperation with technology company Connected Space. The solution was co-created: blending local government expertise with technology and product specialists to help local authorities make better use of both existing and new sources of data. With Croydon undergoing a £5.5bn regeneration programme, Croydon ...

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Cardiff Commitment – Cardiff Council’s youth engagement and progression strategy

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

The ‘Cardiff Commitment’ is the Council’s youth engagement and progression strategy.  The strategy aims to ensure that all young people in Cardiff are provided with the support, choices and opportunities to make a successful transition from compulsory schooling to ongoing education, training and the world of work, and are enabled to reach their full potential. ...

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Council tax arrears collections – The Behaviouralist

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

The Problem: Late and non-payment of council tax impacts the ability of councils to deliver crucial front-line services. For LBE every 1% of households who don’t pay their taxes represents £1.4 million in lost revenue. There are also additional costs in pursuing late payments (printing and postage, staff time, legal costs) therefore ensuring households pay ...

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