Published on February 24, 2014
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Understanding the ‘Our Place’ Programme 19th February 2014 1.00pm – 2.00pm Margaret Adjaye Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org Deb Appleby Deb.email@example.com
Why this session? • Introduction to Our Place and the stages involved • Shared Learning including Champions Network • Clarification and questions
Initial Poll Which of the following applies to you? • Just interested • Am frustrated by current service delivery • Have a project which may be suitable • Have applied already
About Our Place • Collaborative approach used by local communities and public service professionals to transform local services and budgets within their neighbourhoods • Co-designing and re-wiring services around the needs of local people
• Local health provider invest in training diabetes health champions, who operate from satellite locations, offering advice, support and signposting services • Local people in partnership with a local voluntary based organisation managing a devolved budget of 500k. Money is used to commission services for the elderly – proper competitive process run by local people
The Building Blocks for Our Place Scoping and designing Establishing the building blocks Identify community priorities Use existing knowledge/data about problems/issues Identify key partners and bring together Work out what the problem is and why it isn’t being solved Develop a clear focus, and vision (think about outcomes) Get partners to work together, and with the community, to find a better way of doing things Take decisions in partnership (community & partners) Develop a business case Work towards local control through devolving budgets and resources Selling/marketing the Our Place! approach – understand what motivates different people Leadership, relationships, changing organisational and public expectations, and ways of working Making it happen
Our Place What it is not! • To buy and develop local shop as a meeting place for community • County wide initiative, purchasing IT equipment for volunteers • Hire equipment to run workshops • Run the local after school club – doing what you have done for a long time • Run additional services in the local library
Our Place – the differences you can make • Services influenced, shaped and designed by local citizens • Opportunity to replicate a successful model from another neighbourhood • Using local budgets differently for community benefit • Communities can have more control/say over how budgets are used • Major cost savings • Minimise waste/duplication
Middle Poll Which of these applies to you:• Have completed an eligibility checker • Have submitted an application • Have been told our project is not eligible • Have been accepted on to Our Place
• • • • • 476 completed eligibility checkers 66% are from community organisations 104 applications so far submitted 35% are for ineligible projects 11 Areas so far accepted on to Our Place - 5 community organisations - 4 town and parish councils - 2 local authorities
Year 1 – Application to Development Strategy Application Development Strategy • What a strong application looks like • Grant and direct support – what it can help you to achieve • Purpose and Description • Timescales
Updates • Area and vision • Focus and intended outcomes • Community engagement • Partner buy-in • Progress achieved Looking forward • Project management • Emerging business case • Cost benefit analysis • Governance • Timetable • Finances to develop operational plan • Support requested • Sign off at a senior level
• Phase 1 – Getting started Small Getting Ready grants of £3,000 in Year 1 with some direct support • Phase 2 – full programme Getting Going grants of £10,000 in Year 2 with further direct support Going Further grants of between £5,000 and £7,500 for those who are prepared to push the boundaries up to £20,000 for projects preparing to break new ground
• Direct support – includes a relationship manager and consultancy/coaching support tailored to meet your needs. • Relationship managers - are critical friends providing challenge, guidance and mentoring/coaching. They will also report on progress. • Consultancy support (also learning events) – including leadership, transformational change, service design, community engagement, business cases, cost benefit analysis, devolving/aligning budgets. • c90 groups will get an RM or some consultancy in phase 1
• 9th May 2014 Submit Development Strategy These are used as the basis for selection of the 120 groups who will progress on to phase 2 – accessing grant and direct support • 25th November 2014 Draft Operational Plan This will start a period of peer challenge and refinement of the Area’s Operational Plan • 20 February 2015 Final Operational Plan Showcase event and sign off of all Operational Plans by 31 March 2015 ‘Fast track’ option for 10 Areas to complete by 21 December
Year 2 Turning your Development Strategy to Operational Plan Development Strategy • Grant and direct support – what you can use them to achieve • Pushing boundaries • Breaking New Ground Operational Plan • Purpose and Description • Peer Review • Sign off
Finalises • Area and vision • Focus and outcomes • Community engagement • Partner buy-in • Progress achieved Implementation • Timetable • Changes to service delivery and budgets • Governance and accountability to the community • Leverage of other resources • Sign off at a senior level
• Summary of the changes to be made: – Changes to local service delivery • Summary of new services/redesigned services • Community delivery of services • Business cases including cost benefit analyses – Community-influenced spend / devolved budgets – Operational structures
• • • • • • • • • • • Champions Network Knowledge Hub Peer Groups Packs and How to Guides Learning Events Webinars – what else would help? Newsletter Coaching/Mentoring Case Studies Time bank model Publishing the Strategies and Plans
• Date: • Venue: 10 March 2014 Local Government House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HZ Chaired by Cllr Ron Ley, Chair of the Our Place Champions Network and an Our Place pioneer, One Illfracombe, Keynote speakers: • Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association • Stephen Williams, MP, Minister for Communities Find out more and book your free place.
Decision Time - Poll • Having attended this session would you say – – – – I will submit an application? I need more information before deciding? I am interested but won’t apply? No, Our Place is not for us
Further Information and Resources Available here http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/our-place/ • Starter Pack • Short film - Castle Vale Neighbourhood Project’s achievements. • Frequently Asked Questions: - See responses to some of the questions you’ve been asking in our FAQs section. • Learning from a successful year-long pilot programme - twelve neighbourhoods working to improve the lives of local residents. • Find out more about Our Place and what the pilot areas achieved. • Quick guides on community engagement, partner engagement, governance and cost benefit analysis. • Ten Top Tips for Success
Who is around to help? Mycommunityrights Enquiry Team – call us on 0845 345 4564, Mon-Fri 9.30am – 12.30pm or submit your enquiry using the ‘get advice’ button or email firstname.lastname@example.org Programme team •Deb Appleby, Programme Manager •Nicola Berry, Programme Officer •Ricky Mitchell, Programme Administrator •Margaret Adjaye – Director of Programmes
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