The Big Society and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Civil Society Innovation Network: Session one, Transformin...
<ul><li>This is not about Big Society as a national blue print. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a story of defining and developi...
<ul><li>First Council in the country to post expenditure over £500 on its web site. </li></ul><ul><li>First Council in the...
<ul><li>Moving away from simply a consumerist model of services… </li></ul><ul><li>To one where there is a perceived value...
Some more background…   <ul><li>Big Society launched in Liverpool in July 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>RBWM chosen to be a Vangu...
Residents and Communities - the original vision Existing Initiatives Projects Residents
Residents and Communities - the original vision Projects Residents Existing Initiatives
Use of volunteers across the council   <ul><li>Libraries - shelf stocking, summer reading challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Lega...
Residents and Communities - the original vision Existing Initiatives Projects Residents
Residents and Communities - the original vision Existing Initiatives Residents Projects
RBWM Big Society Projects <ul><li>Night Time Economy/Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a Street  </li></ul><ul><li>Devolut...
RBWM Big Society Projects <ul><li>Night Time Economy/Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a Street </li></ul><ul><li>Devoluti...
<ul><li>www.rbwm.gov.uk </li></ul>
RBWM Big Society Projects <ul><li>Night Time Economy/Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a Street </li></ul><ul><li>Devoluti...
Adopt a Street   <ul><li>Community based volunteering scheme centres on environmental projects such as litter collection, ...
Working with Nectar on Incentive Scheme <ul><li>Building on previous work that RBWM has done with Recycle Bank </li></ul><...
Devolution of Services to Parishes <ul><li>Parishes presented with a ‘menu’ of service options. </li></ul><ul><li>Services...
Project CareBank   <ul><li>Prototype project </li></ul><ul><li>One hour of volunteering is awarded with one credit which c...
Residents and Communities - the original vision Existing Initiatives Projects Residents
Residents and Communities - the vision developed Projects Residents / Schools / Businesses <ul><li>The council still needs...
… and some other things <ul><li>Open days and consistent dialogue with residents particularly around ‘blockages’. </li></u...
Things we now know… <ul><li>This is not ‘the answer’ it is one approach </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks to increase involvement an...
<ul><li>Thank you… </li></ul>
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RB Windsor & Maidenhead - Civil Society Innovation Network 1st dec 2011

  1. 1. The Big Society and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Civil Society Innovation Network: Session one, Transforming Services – 1 December 2011 Presentation by Andrew Elkington, Head of Policy & Performance
  2. 2. <ul><li>This is not about Big Society as a national blue print. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a story of defining and developing the Big Society in a specific area and in so doing approaching the delivery of council services in a different way. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>First Council in the country to post expenditure over £500 on its web site. </li></ul><ul><li>First Council in the country to introduce a recycle bank – incentivising residents to recycle. </li></ul>Some background about RBWM
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  5. 5. <ul><li>Moving away from simply a consumerist model of services… </li></ul><ul><li>To one where there is a perceived value in behaving in a specific way which leads to beneficial outcomes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some more background… <ul><li>Big Society launched in Liverpool in July 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>RBWM chosen to be a Vanguard Big Society authority </li></ul><ul><li>Approach was to locally define the offer. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Residents and Communities - the original vision Existing Initiatives Projects Residents
  8. 8. Residents and Communities - the original vision Projects Residents Existing Initiatives
  9. 9. Use of volunteers across the council <ul><li>Libraries - shelf stocking, summer reading challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Legal services - general administration </li></ul><ul><li>Foster careers </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure - working in the crèche, basket ball and swimming coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a Street </li></ul><ul><li>Services for Families and Young People - YOT, Youth Service, Family Support Services and Partnership, Youth club sessions, supporting young people, mentoring young people, parental support etc. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Residents and Communities - the original vision Existing Initiatives Projects Residents
  11. 11. Residents and Communities - the original vision Existing Initiatives Residents Projects
  12. 12. RBWM Big Society Projects <ul><li>Night Time Economy/Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a Street </li></ul><ul><li>Devolution to Parishes </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro-Power </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive Scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Ways into Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Guildhall Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Project CareBank </li></ul>
  13. 13. RBWM Big Society Projects <ul><li>Night Time Economy/Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a Street </li></ul><ul><li>Devolution to Parishes </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro-Power </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive Scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Ways into Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Guildhall Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Project CareBank </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>www.rbwm.gov.uk </li></ul>
  15. 15. RBWM Big Society Projects <ul><li>Night Time Economy/Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a Street </li></ul><ul><li>Devolution to Parishes </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro-Power </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive Scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Ways into Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Guildhall Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Project CareBank </li></ul>
  16. 16. Adopt a Street <ul><li>Community based volunteering scheme centres on environmental projects such as litter collection, graffiti removal </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal infrastructure response required from the council </li></ul><ul><li>The proposition is…if you want to become involved the council will support you </li></ul><ul><li>Currently some 600+ volunteers including a number of schools and businesses involved . </li></ul>
  17. 17. Working with Nectar on Incentive Scheme <ul><li>Building on previous work that RBWM has done with Recycle Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Currently developing a business case with Nectar to offer reward points for volunteering activities in specific areas including (together with Thames Valley Police) special constables, Adopt a Street volunteers, volunteering in general and channel management across the Council </li></ul><ul><li>Scheme to be launched as a prototype trial. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Devolution of Services to Parishes <ul><li>Parishes presented with a ‘menu’ of service options. </li></ul><ul><li>Services could be shaped or run . </li></ul><ul><li>Services we are currently shaping include street lighting scouting, maintaining public conveniences, s106 spend and street cleansing. </li></ul><ul><li>The learning point…don’t assume that people are hungry… </li></ul>
  19. 19. Project CareBank <ul><li>Prototype project </li></ul><ul><li>One hour of volunteering is awarded with one credit which can be exchanged for other activities or banked </li></ul><ul><li>Japan has been running various schemes like this for some years </li></ul><ul><li>The banked care time can be exchanged for other caring or assistance activities for friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation is a key driver </li></ul><ul><li>RBWM has contracted with WRVS to run this scheme from January 2012. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Residents and Communities - the original vision Existing Initiatives Projects Residents
  21. 21. Residents and Communities - the vision developed Projects Residents / Schools / Businesses <ul><li>The council still needs to be a participant </li></ul><ul><li>However bottom-up idea and initiative generation becomes more important. </li></ul>Current Initiatives
  22. 22. … and some other things <ul><li>Open days and consistent dialogue with residents particularly around ‘blockages’. </li></ul><ul><li>The creation of a new social enterprise to build capacity within the community sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Together with parishes looking at recruitment – how we can broaden the base. </li></ul><ul><li>Community use of under used buildings (asset transfer?). </li></ul>
  23. 23. Things we now know… <ul><li>This is not ‘the answer’ it is one approach </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks to increase involvement and control of / for local communities </li></ul><ul><li>… with the council as an enabler and supporter </li></ul><ul><li>… .with the resident a contributor / shaper as well as consumer </li></ul><ul><li>It acknowledges that much activity is already taking place – and seeks to build on it </li></ul><ul><li>But it seeks to do so at relatively low cost to the council and in a sustainable manner. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Thank you… </li></ul>
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