Principles met

  • We will promote community-based approaches to economic development that focus on supporting the creation of jobs, social enterprises and other businesses and providing an environment for co-operative and mutual enterprises to thrive.
  • We will support the development of a framework and criteria for social value, giving substance to the concept and supporting Councils with the tools to ensure better local social and economic outcomes.
  • 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.

About the project

The pilot recognises that people recover quicker at home, with their families, carers, community and local networks supporting them – this service enables this and provides an alternative to hospital admission where appropriate. The grant would be spent specifically on supporting system-wide culture change by developing and implementing an enhanced communication offer.  This offer will aid professionals across the health and social care system (including the voluntary and care sectors) understand the benefits of care closer to home and utilise the service and other community assets effectively.


Michael Bennet
Service Delivery Manager: Prevention and Enablement
Telford & Wrekin Council