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Redbridge: Building partnerships across faiths to improve community safety

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Redbridge Faith Forum (RFF) successfully developed a range of projects with partners from the voluntary and community sector (VCS) and the statutory sector, who all work to Compact values and agreements - strengthening relationships in doing so.
 
The projects intended to bring together representatives from different community groups and faiths, in order to both improve community safety for older people and to involve people from different faith communities in discussing end of life care.

This project was awarded a Compact Advancing Equality Award in 2012.

Darlington: Advancing Equality in Health and Social Care

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Darlington LINk was an award-winning independent network that aimed to improve local health and social care services, ensuring everyone’s voice is heard. The LINk has now been replaced by Darlington’s Local Healthwatch as part of the changing health landscape. However, the spirit of partnership working established by the LINk remains. This case study explores some of the LINk’s achievements prior to April 1, 2013.

Local Compacts: A User Guide

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This User Guide, provides a comprehensive overview of local Compacts, covering areas such as communicating to different partners, monitoring and evaluation and renewing your Compact.

Cumbria: Using the Compact when negotiating contracts

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AWAZ Cumbria is a support organisation for people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. AWAZ aims to empower the voice of BME people and communities through influencing strategy, policy and service delivery.

They recently used Compact principles to successfully negotiate the renewal of their Cumbria Equality Consortium Agreement following the loss of some of its funding.

Compact Implementation Guide: For Black and Minority Ethnic Voluntary Organisations

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This guide will help organisations in the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) voluntary and community sector (including social enterprises), and public bodies work together more effectively by using the principles of the Compact.

Ensuring Meaningful Engagement when Consulting

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Ensuring Meaningful Engagement when Consulting provides a benchmark of the minimum expected in order for engagement on consultations to be considered meaningful, in particular when the public body is unavoidably restricted to less than a twelve week consultation period. If this happens a clear explanation as to why this is needed should also be provided.
 

The Compact & You: A Guide for the Black & Minority Ethnic Voluntary Sector

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Voice4Change England, a member of Compact Voice's board, have produced this guide, which aims to support BME Voluntary and Community Organisations to implement and understand the Compact.

Oldham: Embedding the Compact in a new Cooperative structure

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Oldham Council has recently made the shift to being a Cooperative Borough, and they’ve ensured that the local voluntary and community sector is at the heart of their new structure. The momentum that is being created to develop Oldham as a Cooperative Borough has helped to meaningfully embed the local Compact into their day to day practices.

Lancashire United Against Hate: Advancing Equality

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Employees from Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality Council, Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire County Council and Unison came together voluntarily to form a partnership called ‘Lancashire United Against Hate’.

By tackling the lack of resources available to assist with hate crime prevention in their area together, partners exemplified principles defined in the national Compact as “An Equal and Fair Society”. The subsequent DVD they produced has ended up having a wider-reaching impact.

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