Principles met

  • 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 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

Development of the Vision began as an exploration of how ASC could be transformed through innovation and an outcomes-based agenda. This was explored through a series of events that aimed to review where the local sector currently stood, what this means for people and how we can work together to empower every person in Kirklees who needs social care to be able to live the life that matters to them; with the people they value, in the places and communities they call home, and with an equal voice in coordinating their care. In line with the council’s people, partners and place approach, communities, the voluntary and private sectors, and the NHS all contributed to these sessions.