Stronger Communities Partnership

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Stronger Communities Partnership is a multi-agency board that contributes towards our Health and Wellbeing vision for the people of Barnsley to:

  • be healthy
  • stay safe
  • enjoy and achieve
  • be active citizens
  • earn a good living

Our plan for 2019-2020

Strategic vision 

Our strategic vision for our communities is to be healthy, resilient, and confident to have the skills to thrive and achieve their full potential. 

Our priorities 

Our main priorities for this period are: 

  • put in place the right help, in the right place at the right time
  • develop strong partnership working and strong leadership 
  • empower people and communities to build capacity and resilience so that they can do more for themselves 

How we'll deliver our priorities 

Our priorities will be delivered through two groups, which are: 

  • early help adults delivery group 
  • early help children delivery group 

What we want to achieve

Each groups will work towards meeting the following by the end of the year

Early help adults delivery group will ensure that: 

  • More people have a warm home and able to access health and wellbeing support when required
  • people are provided with information when in the hospital to ensure they recover well in their own home 
  • Armed forces veterans are supported where required by working together, and implement our armed forces covenant well 
  • vulnerable people are supported to access information and help with all aspects of life such as education, employment, training and wellbeing
  • people with dementia live well, and Barnsley has a clear plan to be an age-friendly community

Early help children delivery group will ensure that: 

  • there's even better working with health partners, and parents are better supported with specialist help 
  • there are fewer teenage pregnancies and planned early support where needed 
  • families with substance misuses problems are supported early 
  • projects are undertaken to help reduce parental conflicts and child criminal exploitation incidences
  • early help focuses on vulnerable children and young people in particular with special needs and disabilities
  • we implement the families fund physical activity project. 

Measuring our progress 

We'll measure our achievements through key performance indicators and case studies that demonstrate: 

  • the impact of a joined up approach with our partners
  • that the person in need is placed at the centre of their support planning process
  • an increase in user satisfaction with the support they have received 
  • a reduction in the level of repeated requests for support in key areas such as hospitals and social care.  

Role of the Stronger Communities Partnership

The Stronger Communities Partnership’s key role is to:

  • encourage our local partners, voluntary and community sectors to work together
  • promote shared ownership of outcomes
  • enable people to achieve their potential to increase the resilience and wellbeing of the community as a whole

People involved in the Partnership

A wide range of agencies are represented in the Partnership. These include the following statutory and non-statutory organisations:

Partnership priorities

The partnership plan, All Age Early Help Strategywas produced working with a wide range of key stakeholders. It identifies three priorities to achieve the best outcomes for individuals, families and communities within the borough. These are to:

  • put in place the right help, in the right place, at the right time
  • develop strong partnership working and strong leadership
  • empower people and communities to build capacity and resilience so that they can do more for themselves

Our ambition is for a community in which individuals and families are healthy, resilient, confident and have the skills to thrive and achieve their full potential.

The Stronger Communities Partnership Board has the overall responsibility for making sure that partners deliver against the shared priorities. It does this by reviewing its plan on an annual basis to make sure it meets local needs. 

You can :

download the partnership plan for 2019-2020 here

download the partnership plan for 2018-2019 here