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Public-public partnerships

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Public-public partnership

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Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership

Comprehensive coastal management

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership consists of specialist coastal officers and engineers who manage coastal flood and erosion risk along 162km of the south coast. The partnership formed as an alliance in 2012 to deliver a combined, efficient and comprehensive coastal management service across the coastlines of four local authorities. Working with Fareham BC, Gosport BC, Havant BC and Portsmouth City Council, the group has improved the service for the public and significantly reduced costs for each authority.


East Lindsey DC, Lincoln City Council, North Kesteven DC and West Lindsey DC

Wellbeing Lincs

Wellbeing Lincs is Lincolnshire’s wellbeing service, funded by Lincolnshire CC and run by a district councils’ partnership, supporting adults across Lincolnshire to achieve confident, fulfilled and independent lives. The district partnership secured the county council’s confidence to provide a universal countywide service after the commissioning authority changed its delivery model away from three different providers. Building on their strengths and grassroots intelligence at the heart of communities, the seven district partners are best-placed to deliver excellence and efficiency on the ground, build effective networks and achieve best outcomes.


Leeds City Council

One Adoption West Yorkshire

One Adoption West Yorkshire became the first regional adoption agency to open in the country in April 2017, bringing together Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield’s local authority adoption functions. Since its launch, the agency has reduced delay for children between entering care and moving in with adoptive families, with timescales below the national average and still improving. It has also rationalised processes, reducing the number of adoption panels across the region, and established innovative ways of working through peer mentoring by adoptive parents and a centre of excellence for adoption support, funded by the Department for Education.


Northumberland CC


Onecall operates under a partnership agreement between Northumberland CC and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to provide a single point of access to a range of specialist support, keeping people safe and well in Northumberland. It brings together 20 services from different agencies including Northumbria Police, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Doctors Urgent Care. Now anyone who is worried about someone’s welfare can contact a single 24/7 phone line and have their call dealt with immediately by the right agency.


Sandwell MBC with West Midlands Police

Unauthorised encampments

Sandwell MBC and West Midlands Police sought to tackle the problem of anti-social behaviour and damage to the environment caused by unauthorised traveller encampments. Officers from both organisations worked together to collate evidence with a view to seeking a borough-wide injunction against the main traveller family causing the problems. This led to a successful application to the High Court in Birmingham granting an injunction against them. A further application to extend the injunction was granted a year later, prohibiting unauthorised encampments throughout the borough.


Suffolk Coastal DC and Waveney DC

East Suffolk Universal Credit Support Partnership

The East Suffolk Universal Credit Support Partnership was set up with a clear purpose: to support communities with the rollout of full service universal credit, share best practice, avoid duplication of effort, and influence national policy change where needed. The partnership is based on a systems leadership approach, using different strengths of organisations and investing in the whole system. This strategic approach has had many outcomes, including influencing national policy changes, while the local joined-up support network has made a real difference to residents and communities.


Tower Hamlets LBC with Tower Hamlets Homes

Anti-social behaviour

The 2016 Tower Hamlets Annual Residents Survey showed anti-social behaviour as a major concern with much of it occurring on housing land. Combatting such behaviour is a mayoral priority for Tower Hamlets LBC. A comprehensive review into how it was being dealt with in the borough has led to a strong and effective partnership involving the council, its arms-length management organisation, Tower Hamlets Homes, and the police. The council has funded two new police teams that work within the Tower Hamlet Homes anti-social behaviour team to meet increasing challenges.


Waltham Forest LBC with NPS London NPS London

NPS London is positively contributing to the economic growth of Waltham Forest by helping the council transform its properties and land for everyone’s benefit. In the past year, the first homes for social rent have been designed and built on brownfield sites unviable to a commercial developer; an old magistrates’ court has been transformed into a café with workspaces above; two schools have been expanded and another completely refurbished. Since the joint venture was set up just over a decade ago it has gone from a £1.2m loss-making service into a successful enterprising partnership with a sharing surplus for both partners.


Wirral MBC with Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

The Safer Wirral Hub

The Safer Wirral Hub is a partnership between Wirral Council, Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, combining all public and community safety functions under a single management structure and base of operations. Co-located at Solar Campus in Leasowe, the hub is where activities are co-ordinated through daily briefings across all key agencies, also gathering intelligence and data for use in planning responses and initiating proactive operations targeting offenders exploiting vulnerable residents. This public sector partnership has helped reduce antisocial behaviour in Wirral by 13%, also cutting youth offending by 27%.



Laura McGillivray, chief executive, Norwich City Council

John Metcalfe, chief executive, Isle of Wight Council

Paul Najsarek, chief executive, Ealing LBC

Jane Toman, chief executive, Blaby DC


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