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1 A better place Karen Balfour Be Birmingham VCS Matters Summit 23 June 2010

2 One way to respond is to pull up the drawbridge …

3 Another is to move to greater collaboration

4 Gangs Early intervention Learning disability Mental health Drugs and alcohol Community demonstrator Council and LSP

5 1. UNDERTAKING A STRATEGIC REVIEW OF PRIORITIES What is this?: Priority setting beginning with discussion at Exec Board Priorities for next 5 years that will: Enable progression towards 5 strategic outcomes Where we can make a real impact using existing resources and expertise Only be achieved through joint working across agencies Plan for Engagement with elected members to be agreed Progress: Summit in July to explore Total Place and vision 2026 priorities further, detailed work during summer and summit in autumn to finalise

6 2. REVIEWING THE GOVERNANCE & PARTNERSHIP ARRANGEMENTS NEEDED FOR THE FUTURE What is this?: This action will develop proposals for partnership working post-2011. Total Place values and principles, strengthened Governance and resource implications Progress: Future role of LSP Draw up proposals for role, values and principles to underpin Total Place approach More robust governance arrangements with a greater Elected Member accountability discussions with scrutiny Revamped board, and collaborative leadership network

7 3. DEVELOPING BEHAVIOUR & CULTURE CHANGE What is this?: Building on the work that is taking place with the Executive Board around partnership behaviours, the Leadership for Change programme will be focussing on the behaviour and culture change that will be required to embed a Total Place way of working Progress: Leadership for Change programme started 26th May 100 participants Leadership for change programme underway, 100 participants Initial meeting of HR Directors Proposals to develop public sector workforce development model

8 4. DEVELOPING THE PRINCIPLE OF A 'BUDGET FOR BIRMINGHAM' What is this?: To develop the concept of a budget for Birmingham working with partners to identify more efficient ways of working, and establishing value for money criteria Progress: Establishing a Total Place Core Finance Team, meeting to develop a workplan for approval by Executive Board Initially covering issues such as: Revisiting Public Expenditure and Investment study comparing financial strategies across partner agencies Matching investment to agreed priorities

9 5. SHARING SERVICES What is this?: This assignment will explore and identify potential areas where partners could collaborate around sharing services to save money and improve quality of service delivery. Progress: First meeting of Partners 28th May - Immediate ‘quick win’ opportunities identified: The City Council postal service Energy supply Telephone services Payroll initial meeting held with PCT’s WM Police, WM fire service and BCC procurement officers to identify opportunities for collaboration, workshop to be held to explore customer interface services, service mapping to be undertaken further meeting in 2 months to review progress

10 6. DEVELOP A SHARED INTELLIGENCE FUNCTION What is this?: Work to improve greatly the quality of evidence used in selecting priorities, making investment choices and estimating impacts of our work on people’s lives and budgets. A feature of the Birmingham approach will be collecting less data of a higher quality and doing more with that data. Progress: Cross agency project board established, stocktake of current arrangements underway, initial meetings with HMT and Manchester CC on cost-benefit work, strategic framework drafted by DoPH, working with Steve Aos (Washington State Institute) to develop UK-based model of prevention.

11 7. APPLYING A TOTAL PLACE APPROACH TO CAPITAL PROJECTS What is this?: The examination of the existing capital and investment infrastructure together with wider planning arrangements to find efficiency and effectiveness gains through greater synergy Progress: Scoping meeting scheduled for 23 rd June

12 8. DEVELOPING NEW APPROACHES TO WORKING WITH FAMILIES IN A MORE JOINED UP AND CO-ORDINATED WAY What is this?: This workstream will improve the identification of and assistance given to high demand or high need families. Progress: Initial cross-sector scoping meeting arranged for 7th July.

13 9. PILOT PROJECTS Total Community Board Champion: Sophia Christie Drugs & Alcohol Board Champion: Jason Lowther Learning Disabilities Board Champion: Moira Dumma Mental Health Board Champion: Peter Hay Four Themes developed from the original pilot

14 10. DEVELOPING A JOINT APPROACH TO LOCALISM/ NEIGHBOURHOOD WORKING What is this?: This workstream will build on the ‘neighbourhood approach’, with greater collaboration between agencies and involvement of communities and community organisations in local service delivery. (Big Society for Birmingham) Progress: Consultation process under way


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