Principles met

  • 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 explore ways for councils to act as a platform for helping the community to contribute to local outcomes, and to re-think the role of councillors as community connectors, brokers and leaders.
  • We will embrace innovation in how we work with local communities to drive positive change.
  • We will capture and ‘expand’ the experience and learning from individual projects and approaches in order to encourage broader application of co-operative principles within individual member Councils and across the Network.

About the project

Hackney Council plans to prototype an approach to ‘fairer help’ to support the system of support for residents who are struggling to unlock and make better use of existing resources to improve collaboration in the work to tackle poverty and inequalities and as part of our journey to being an anti-racist borough.

This will involve building on our partnerships with frontline workers and teams across the system and testing and learning from interventions to help us provide more effective support to workers embedded in communities who have trusted relationships with residents who are struggling.

For further information contact the project lead: