Partnership Working in West Cheshire

Cheshire West and Chester Council and its partners currently work within a Partnership Framework which supports effective co-ordination and the development of partnership working. The Framework comprises a number of core elements including the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) which is also known as West Cheshire Together; Thematic Partnerships such as The Children's Trust and Shadow Health & Wellbeing Board; and five Area Partnership Boards.  In addition, community priorities which cannot be resolved at a local level can be escalated for action within the Framework through a network of Community Forums.  Communication across the Framework is currently supported through the monthly production of a Partnerships Bulletin which is circulated widely to all partners.

Altogether Better

Altogether Better – A Community Budget for West Cheshire

Altogether Better is one of four national whole place Community Budget pilot areas that will test new, radical and local approaches to delivering public services.

This programme is about real and lasting change.  It will involve reviewing local public services alongside our partner organisations in the public, private, voluntary and community sector.

We have developed a series of outline business cases that form the basis of our approach to delivering this ambitious porgramme of work.

Together we aim to tackle the root causes of longstanding problems, promoting early intervention and deploying resources in the most effective way.

Too often public services react and respond, serving local problems, rather than solving them.  Altogether Better will promote new delivery models of services that are both innovative and effective.  This opportunity captures West Cheshire’s ambition to deliver efficient and customer focused services across a range of local partners.

Altogether Better means genuine collaboration between partners and a focus on an outcome for our customers.  See more about the pilot and its five themes by visiting Altogether Better West Cheshire