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  1. 1. A Co-operative Council Journey – the story so far… Richard Partington Interim Chief Executive Telford & Wrekin Council 9 December 2011
  2. 2. Prologue <ul><li>New labour administration – May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to become Co-operative Council – 1 st in West Midlands </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operative Council network launch - July 2011 </li></ul>A Co-operative Council Journey – the story so far…
  3. 3. Chapter 2 – A Telford & Wrekin Definition <ul><li>What is being a Co-operative Council about? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bringing more public services together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involving local people and employees more in planning and running services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging people to do more to help their own communities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New partnership with employees, residents & local organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Solving problems rather than managing them </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operative values </li></ul>A Co-operative Council Journey – the story so far…
  4. 4. Chapter 3 – Early Adopters <ul><li>Putting co-operative working into practice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employability centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health hub </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot ward for co-operative service delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Families with complex needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leisure freedom and flexibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dawley Town Hall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexi-deal for employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next wave – linked to service & financial planning strategy </li></ul></ul>A Co-operative Council Journey – the story so far…
  5. 5. Chapter 4 – The Co-operative Commission <ul><li>Co-operative approach to addressing issues in Borough/organisation </li></ul><ul><li>60+ community & business leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda set by commissioners </li></ul><ul><li>5 priorities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment & skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commissioning & procurement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-operative values, communication & engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image of Telford & Wrekin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Residents involved through Community Forum </li></ul>A Co-operative Council Journey – the story so far…
  6. 6. Chapter 5 – The Employee Commission <ul><li>80+ employees – no limits/no status! </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda set by employees </li></ul><ul><li>5 priorities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee volunteering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal communication & engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social responsibility </li></ul></ul>A Co-operative Council Journey – the story so far…
  7. 7. The Next Chapter… <ul><li>Adopter Programme – 2 nd phase: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aligned with new priorities and budget process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All service areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commissions – make recommendations to Cabinet (February 2012) </li></ul><ul><li>A new ‘Settlement’ </li></ul><ul><li>Building a co-operative culture – co-operative champions, awards </li></ul>A Co-operative Council Journey – the story so far…
  8. 8. Epilogue <ul><li>Positives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Way forward in difficult financial climate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good response from partners & employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network – progressive & stimulating </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But not without challenges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication – internal & external </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging the public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It takes time, patience & creativity </li></ul></ul>A Co-operative Council Journey – the story so far…

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