Lambeth publishes co-op council report

January 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm 1 comment

by Claire McEneaney

Lambeth Council have just published their report The Co-operative Council – Sharing Power: A new settlement between citizens and the state. Their vision is about giving residents more control and involvement in the services they use, by putting council resources in their hands.

As a Lambeth resident, I’m really heartened to see this bold move by my local council. I’ve watched the development of the idea with great interest, and participated in community consultations. I think its incredibly encouraging to have a council that sees community involvement as more than volunteering.

The Innovation Unit also believes wholeheartedly in the power of co-operatives and mutuals as a route to transform public services and staff and citizen engagement. Check out our thinkpiece The Engagement Ethic for more.

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Big society, Local Authorities, Local Innovation, Public Services.

Frank Field and Graham Allen are right to champion early intervention – but our work shows we need to go one step further Manners maketh man

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. John Craig  |  January 31, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for this, Claire. I actually went and contributed to the Commission as a witness, so very interested to see the final product. I think it was a great process, that managed to combine meaningful conversation with Lambeth citizens and experts from across the UK.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


The Innovation Unit website

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 29 other followers

Archives

Twitter Updates

Follow innovation_unit on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: