ISR have been supporting Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council to reflect Integrated Working approach and draw learning from this reflection.
PUBLICATION: OCTOBER 2019
Learning from a Decade of Co-Producing Ideas in Rochdale
This briefing paper summarises over a decade of co-production within Rochdale. It develops ideas and reflections from a previous briefing papers and a commissioned literature review on integrated working in Rochdale. It seeks to draw out key learning and reflections from the co-operative principles used in public service reform within Rochdale by those leading the citizen partnerships. The work is set in the interlinked community traditions of Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood and the individuals that live those community traditions both professionally and personally. This briefing paper seeks to draw out key learning and reflections from the co-operative principles used in public service reform within Rochdale by those leading the citizen partnerships.
Authors Dr Katy Goldstraw and Professor John Diamond have worked together and with practitioners, professionals, residents and activists in Rochdale listening to and reflecting on the pioneering work Rochdale Citizens have led and achieved and this report provides a summary of the core themes and ideas which have arisen from these conversations and activities.
Learning from a Decade of Co-Producing Ideas in Rochdale needs to be read alongside this report prepared by Molly van der Weij on the Rochdale Citizens Workshop held over two days in June 2019.
Reflections on Successful Integrated Working
I4P developed this Integrated Working paper which emerged as part of the policy changes introduced across Greater Manchester that have renewed focus on locality based teams of professionals working together. This policy paper begins with a literature review that maps existing evidence for successful integrated working before analysing and reflecting on conversations held at workshops run by Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council and on one-to-one interviews held between residents and local authority staff. The paper aims to identify what success means for integrated working in general and what it might mean for Lower Falinge and College Bank, in Rochdale, in particular.
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