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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Barking and Dagenham One View – Barking and Dagenham Council

30th September, 2021 / Andrew

Partnership response to Covid-19 When the pandemic hit, LBBD faced unprecedented challenges in public health, employment, domestic violence, homelessness, and financial vulnerabilities. It was essential to act quickly to support our most vulnerable residents and to uphold the public mandated ‘Borough Manifesto’: one borough, one community, no-one left behind. Partnering with EY and Xantura, LBBD ...

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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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Building the Co-operative Council network – Branding.coop working with the CCIN

21st August, 2021 / Andrew

Established in 2016, Branding.coop provides hands-on support and guidance to organisations wishing to promote their cooperative identity. Since June 2016 Nicola has managed the operations and communications for the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network, providing a central point for CCIN Members, prospective members and other organisations wishing to find out more about the Network. Committed to exceeding ...

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Mutual Ventures working with Bury Council – Mutual Ventures

6th August, 2021 / Andrew

Mutual Ventures supported Bury Council to create its 2030 strategy, an ambitious programme of change supporting the recovery from COVID-19 ‘Let’s do It’ is the name of the Bury 2030 strategy, originally the words of the late great Victoria Wood, comedian and proud local girl. Shaped by local people and stakeholders, it clearly sets out ...

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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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Working with West Lancashire Council to break away from ‘business as usual’ and develop a sustainable target operating model – RedQuadrant

9th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Facing a budget gap of around £1.9m and difficulties around policy options to balance the budget, the Council began working with RedQuadrant on a ‘Sustainable Organisation Review’. The council made the change from ‘business as usual’ in order to identify organisational arrangements to deliver the Council’s key priorities, maintain service provision and secure a balanced ...

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Communications Membership & Events for the CCIN – Branding.coop

8th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Established in 2016, branding.coop provides hands-on support and guidance to organisations wishing to promote their cooperative identity.  Since June 2016 Nicola has managed the communications, membership and events for the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network, providing a centralised point for CCIN Members, prospective members and other organisations wishing to find out more about the Network. This ...

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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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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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A Co-operative Greater Manchester – Greater Manchester Combined Authorities GMCA

27th January, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

27 January 2020 – A NEW report is calling for further support for co-operatives in Greater Manchester to ensure the city-region stays at the forefront of co-operative development and bring even greater economic benefits to the local community. Greater Manchester is home of the co-operative movement, with The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers being established ...

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Goldsmith Street – Norwich | RIBA Stirling Prize Award winning – Norwich City Council

11th October, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Norwich City Council has a strong tradition of housebuilding and is committed to improving environmental standards. In an era characterised by limited funds, stock transfers and land sales, and following Government changes to Housing Revenue Account financing in 2012, the council took the unusual step of developing new properties itself, engaging architects through a RIBA ...

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Tameside Digital Infrastructure Cooperative – Tameside Borough Council

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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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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