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Public-private partnerships

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Public-private partnerships

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Barnet LBC and PA Consulting

Leading innovator in social care

Argenti is an innovative care technology partnership between Barnet Council and a consortium led by PA Consulting. This technology-enabled transformation is attracting international attention, focusing on better outcomes for vulnerable adults by mainstreaming care technology. Nearly 18 months after launch, more than 3,300 vulnerable people have a personalised telecare service. Growth in the service exceeds 300% and a quarter of new users originate from health. Tracked savings from reduced reliance on non-personal domiciliary care, delayed admission to residential settings and reduced ‘carer burnout’ exceeded £900,000 in the first year, or 1% of council spending on adult social care.


Bradford MDC

Real Safeguarding Stories

Real Safeguarding Stories is a public-private sector partnership between Bradford MDC and Collingwood Learning. The partnership places the stories of survivors and victims of abuse at the heart of training and awareness around safeguarding. A free online bank of videos tell their stories, covering topics from child sexual exploitation to scams and domestic violence. The videos have been used by professionals across the country 8,500 times in two years. The partnership has an innovative business model achieving sustainability with minimal investment.


Cheshire East Council

Ignition panel

Ignition is a programme for those aged 15 or older who are thinking about where and how they want to live when they leave care. A range of options have been developed by partners including the YMCA, Forum Housing and the Guinness Partnership. One example is taster flats, which let young people live independently for two weeks with floating support and a clear plan. This provides the experience of independent living without a long-term commitment, and a plan to work on once they return home – ensuring they are ready to move when the time is right.


Cornwall Council

Warm and Well Cornwall

Cold, damp homes blight lives and shorten them. Picture-perfect Cornwall has too many of them and far too many people affected – the young, the old, teenagers struggling to concentrate on homework and parents struggling to get to their jobs ready for work. Winter Wellbeing is a partnership of 30 organisations resolving heating issues to find a route out of poverty for good. The programme seeks to help people in poor health or at risk of ill health, or those caring for the vulnerable and who are concerned about their homes being cold or damp. It has provided help for 17,000 already.


Dorset CC

Dorset Coast Forum

The Dorset Coast Forum, hosted by Dorset CC, is a trusted, independent, non-political coastal partnership with a strong network of more than 1,000 members from over 260 organisations. Established in 1995, the forum has grown and become a well respected body locally, nationally and internationally. The members are from local authorities and the fishing, environmental, recreational, historical, maritime, tourism and charity sectors. The forum works in partnership to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Dorset coast, including improving access to coastal paths, regenerating coastal areas, attracting visitors and keeping beaches litter free.


Glasgow City Council

Autism Aware Glasgow

Through collaborative working with venues and organisations, Glasgow City Council is committed to making the city autism friendly. Autism Aware Glasgow has been introducing quiet hours and spaces, training staff and helping families and individuals prepare for their visit. The programme has been working with public and private sector organisations such as shopping centres, transport hubs and museums to make Glasgow an inclusive, family-friendly environment. Successful partnership working is ensuring more people can experience and enjoy what Glasgow has to offer, with more than 20 committed organisations, 100 trained staff and now three city centre quiet rooms.


Hull City Council

Fruit Market

An ambitious £80m regeneration partnership has transformed Hull’s Fruit Market. Local developers Wykeland and Beal Homes have worked with the council to create a new digital and creative arts quarter, from a former stalled, dilapidated development site. Working together, challenge after challenge was overcome, including flood defence mitigation, negative appraisals and abnormal construction. The result was 62,407 sq ft of refurbished floor space and the modern, vibrant and unique Fruit Market being awarded Street of the Year 2019.


Lincolnshire CC

Modern partnerships for carers

Carer crisis or tipping point were the most frequent reasons for a referral to the Lincolnshire Carers Service, requiring costlier and emergency support to both the carer and person cared for. This left carers unsupported, with worse outcomes socially and health-wise. Carers services can make the most difference to carer wellbeing and resilience the earlier they are involved. Using the improved Better Care Fund, commissioners aimed to transform support to carers by improving early identification and early help, in collaboration with the charity Carers First, the local hospital trust leadership and other health providers.


Nottinghamshire CC

Next generation access to Robin Hood County

In a little over five years, the effective partnership between government, Nottinghamshire CC and BT Group has installed 227,000 metres of fibre throughout Robin Hood County and achieved an ambitious target of 98% superfast coverage. Combining £31m of public and private investment has led to unprecedented levels of collaboration. Nottinghamshire residents and businesses are now enjoying internet access speeds that are the envy of rural counties, as the partnership meets transformational digital agenda objectives. Successful management, delivery and take-up has already seen £2.7m returned for reinvestment.



Helen Bailey, former interim chief executive, North Somerset Council

Jerry Hutchinson, chief executive, North Warwickshire BC

Lesley Seary, chief executive, Islington LBC

Tim Shields, chief executive, Hackney LBC


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