Supportive Communities Partnership
The new Supportive Communities Partnership was formed in September 2011 and is a merger of the old Culture and Community Cohesion Partnership and the Older People’s Partnership. The two partnerships were brought together following the 2011 Strategic Partnership review and have reviewed their vision, strategic objectives and business plans as a result.
What is the purpose and what are the goals of the Partnership?
‘To provide a good quality of life for all residents of Tameside by building and sustaining strong, cohesive and healthy communities’
- To improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the Residents in Tameside
- To increase the numbers of Tameside Residents supported within universal, community based early intervention and prevention services
- To build strong and cohesive communities that share experiences and benefit from diversity
- To use culture as a tool to build community cohesion and bring Tameside residents together
What are the Partnerships priorities in Tameside?
- Create a positive culture and give communities a voice through consultation, participation and engagement
- Information, communication, choice and control to improve access to services
- Promote belonging and community cohesion and celebrate shared values so people feeling safe in their community and own homes
- Promote equality and diversity and support interfaith work
- Lifelong Housing – Need housing which is fit for purpose
- Promote healthy lifestyles
- Encourage people to come together through cultural activity
- Economic Wellbeing
- Getting Around
- Intergenerational activity
- Community Cohesion Strategy (4.5MB)
- Cultural Strategy (1.4MB)
- Quality of Life Strategy
- Volunteering Strategy
- Homeless Strategy
- Equality and Diversity Strategy
The partnership currently meets on a quarterly basis. For information about meetings or to discuss the work of the partnership in more detail please contact Sarah Booth on 0161 342 2934.
Other Useful Contacts
- Tameside Arts and Events Team - www.tameside.gov.uk/events/team
- Tameside Council's guide to hate crime - www.tameside.gov.uk/hatecrime
- The Tameside Local History Forum - www.tamesidehistoryforum.org.uk
Voluntary and Community Sector in Tameside
The voluntary and community sector (VCS) is engaged in all areas of the work of the Tameside Strategic Partnership and makes a significant contribution to life in Tameside.
Tameside Voice is the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Forum for Tameside borough.
It is a representative body of community, voluntary and faith organisations from across Tameside reflecting the diversity of the borough’s communities. It ranges from small groups and social clubs through to large voluntary organisations delivering services.
Tameside Voice elects voluntary and community sector representatives onto the Tameside Strategic Partnership Board, seven thematic partnerships and other partnership bodies. This enables the voluntary and community sector to contribute to partnership working in Tameside and to influence decision-making.
The diagram below shows how the Voice network is engaged with the Tameside Strategic Partnership.
Tameside Third Sector Coalition (T3SC) supports Voice representatives by providing briefing and debriefing sessions for all partnership meetings, facilitation of Voice network meetings to develop a collective voice, training and outreach work.
For more information about the voluntary and community sector in Tameside please visit the T3SC website at www.t3sc.org .
Cross Sector Policy Group
The Tameside Cross Sector Policy Group was set up in 2002. It is accountable to the Tameside Strategic Partnership and the sectors represented within its membership. It was previously known as the Compact Group.
The Cross Sector Policy Group is responsible for guiding the development of the voluntary and community sector in Tameside to help ensure the delivery of the Sustainable Community Strategy.
The Cross Sector Policy Group has developed a Compact Code, which sets out good practice guidelines for volunteering.
Membership of this group is drawn from key agencies and the voluntary and community sectors. Membership includes Tameside Third Sector Coalition (T3SC), Tameside Voice, local Health Trusts, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services, Greater Manchester Police and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.
To find out more about the Cross Sector Policy Group , please contact Tony Okotie (Tameside Third Sector Coalition) on 0161 339 4985 or email email@example.com.
In April 2008, a Development Day took place to further improve the integration of the community, voluntary faith sector into the Tameside Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership.
A range of agencies and community members who make a difference to the lives of families, and young adults in the borough, gave their views as to how this work could be moved forward. The day was independently facilitated by Julie Dugdale from VCS Engage.
The ideas that were generated on the Development Day were presented to the Tameside Children and Young People’s Partnership in June.
For more information please visit the T3SC website .