What is One Swindon?
One Swindon sets out the commitment to a new partnership. Our ambitions go beyond delivering services in Swindon. Our focus is about how we together create good places to live and help local people achieve aspirations for training and work, good health, positive relationships, feeling safe and a sustainable environment. This can only be achieved by public services working together with local people. In recognition of this, One Swindon builds upon the strong partnership working established by the Swindon Strategic Partnership. Working together with businesses, voluntary and community sector organisations, and above all local people, we will deliver on an agreed, shared focus over the next four years.
One Swindon is an invitation to everyone to look beyond public services as the agencies responsible for stepping in, enforcing, removing, directing, funding, delivering, prioritising, deciding and providing. Whilst we will always have a role around public protection, public health, community safety and safeguarding the most vulnerable, we want to move forward with a new focus. We want to be listening, enabling, encouraging, celebrating and supporting, particularly in terms of people growing their independence and more people successfully making a positive contribution.
We want public services to work more closely together and we will do this by looking at joining up teams and services, creating more opportunities for voluntary and community sector delivery, creating more effective routes for local people to determine what key services they want to receive at a local level, and testing out different ways of working together.
One Swindon will find ways of working that enable local people to make a positive contribution. Thousands of local people give their time, energy and effort on a regular basis in support of their neighbours, community, club or interest group. Many of us could do this and more. Community networks and relationships are fundamental to making positive things happen. Wherever possible we want to ensure that the way we work adds to this valuable community activity. One Swindon is also about really appreciating what is important to people at a local level as well as looking at what we need to provide for the Borough as a whole.
Delivery of One Swindon Outcomes
The One Swindon Delivery Plan was adopted by Cabinet on 8th June 2011. A copy of the delivery plan is below.
One Swindon Annual Report - 2012
The first One Swindon Annual report is now available for download below.
How can I get involved?
One Swindon is more than a set of outcomes for the next 4 years, it’s about a completely new way of working and delivering services in Swindon. However, if you feel you could contribute to delivery, please let us know and we will help you move this forward by linking you to an outcome lead or team.
On 21st July 2010 Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet approved the priorities that will form One Swindon.
There was an extensive engagement Programme during November 2010 where partners/officers/members worked together to build on One Swindon to get to a point where Partner Boards, Cabinet and Full Council could agree the principles, high level priorities and outcomes.
There was an extensive engagement Programme during November where partners/officers/membersworked together to build on OneSwindon to get to a point where partners Boards, Cabinet and Full Council could agree the principles, high level priorities and outcomes.
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