We will develop systems that enable citizens to be equal partners in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.
We will support the active engagement of the full range of residents in decision making and priority setting.
New models of meeting priority needs
In exploring new ways of meeting the priority needs of our communities we will encourage models, such as co-operatives and mutuals, which give greater influence and voice to staff and users. in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.
We will strengthen the co-operative partnership between citizens, communities, enterprises and Councils, based on a shared sense of responsibility for wellbeing and mutual benefit.
About the project
Co-operative Engagement, Toolkit Tests is a piece of work that will enable Rochdale Council and partners to test, refine and shape our developing Co-operative Engagement policy and toolkit, with a co-production approach between the public sector, VCFSE organisations and Rochdale Borough people and communities.
Toolkit Tests will ensure that engagement in Rochdale moves beyond traditional engagement methods which focus on consultation, to one underpinned by co-production principles and provide an evidence base for this approach to be embedded within the health and social care arenas. With a whole-system approach, this project will be reflective of Rochdale’s co-operative history and transform our boroughs approach to working with people and communities.
Co-operative Engagement Resources
More information on the toolkit
Video guide to cooperative engagement
Video guide to collaboration