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Compact At Work

Read about how local and regional Compacts are being taken forward around England.

The case studies listed here highlight specific examples of good partnership working in different areas, but do not endorse or rate the local authority as a whole.

You can also search for case studies - and Compact Award winning projects - by area on our Good Practice Map.

Norfolk: effective engagement with Health and Wellbeing Boards

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Norfolk’s Voluntary Sector Engagement Project, funded by the Health and Wellbeing Board, continues the strategic integration of the voluntary sector started through the original Compact agreement.

Portsmouth: building strong health partnerships using the Compact

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Partners from different sectors in Portsmouth decided to reinvigorate their Compact agreement. They used the process of renewing it as an opportunity to assess how partnerships were working locally, and to lay the foundations for future conversations about commissioning and the voluntary and community sector.

Developing cross-sector partnerships with Police and Crime Commissioners

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Voluntary Action Leeds worked with the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in an innovative way following the first PCC elections in 2012.
 

Evaluating the impact of criminal justice interventions

The Justice Data Lab is a project run by the Ministry of Justice, supported by New Philanthropy Capital and Clinks. It provides an evaluation service to help criminal justice organisations assess the effect of their interventions on reoffending rates.

Redbridge: Working in partnership to support BME families struggling with dementia

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RedbridgeCVS worked in partnership with Redbridge Council and local community and faith groups to deliver a dementia awareness programme to over 1,000 individuals - increasing their awareness of the support available.

Redbridge: Supporting the community with a holistic, multi-agency partnership

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Redbridge First Response Service (ReFRS) is a unique, innovative, multi-agency partnership model in Redbridge. ReFRS ensures that health and social care services are provided to local people in a holistic and coordinated way, and was set up following a consultation process and with ongoing engagement with partners and service users.

Bristol: Transforming local commissioning and procurement

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The Strategic Commissioning and Procurement Service at Bristol City Council (BCC) has incorporated many aspects of the Bristol Compact into its work.

Thurrock: revitalising their local Compact ten years on

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Thurrock’s Compact has provided a useful framework for developing positive relationships between sectors for a number of years. Partners in Thurrock decided to refresh their Compact in 2012, after a period where it had ‘fallen off the agenda’ for a number of months.

The process of renewing the local Compact helped prevent significant funding cuts and laid the foundation for stronger relationships between the sectors.

Sutton: Working in partnership to ensure local needs are met

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Partners in the London Borough of Sutton recently refreshed the contents of their local Compact.

The process resulted in the development of a number of projects, which will benefit both the public sector and voluntary sector, and how they work together - as well as having a positive impact on the local community. 

Funding homelessness services innovatively across London

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The London Homelessness Social Impact Bond (SIB) was developed by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) in partnership with the London homelessness voluntary sector, and has been running since November 2012.
 
By using a Payment by Results (PbR) funding model, backed by Social Investment, it  allows voluntary sector providers the freedom to innovate to deliver long term results for persistent rough sleepers with complex needs, beyond what has been possible before.