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Partnerships

Our Approach

Partnerships are essential to our way of working.  They can help us:

  • to improve and strengthen how we deliver our services.
  • to achieve a more efficient and effective use of our resources.
  • to assist our partners in providing quality services to the communities of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Partnerships come in all shapes and sizes; they can be formal or informal, long-term or short-term, and they can operate at many different levels.  For some, we might have a statutory responsibility to be represented, while for others we might be involved to deliver specific one-off activities.  Whatever form they take, we are committed to playing an active part.

Working in Partnerships

Our work with partners is guided by our overall vision of ‘making Herefordshire and Worcestershire safer from fire and other hazards and to improve community wellbeing.’  Community safety and wellbeing are important themes for many of our partners, such as the local authorities and the Police, so addressing issues jointly through partnership working can help to make a bigger impact.

We know that working in partnerships brings many benefits, but also some risks,  so we have a broad definition and a set of guidelines to help to make sure that any risks are outweighed by the benefits.  Our definition is:

‘A partnership is a joint working arrangement between two or more independent partners, which aims to achieve something that they could not do alone.  There is usually an agreed common goal, an agreed programme of action and a separate organisational structure or process to achieve this goal.  By working together the partners are able to pool their skills, resources and relevant information as well as sharing any risks and rewards.’

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The Signposting Service is aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable or disadvantaged people. The Service is a single gateway to a range of services designed to enable people to remain in their own homes, connecting as many individuals as possible to crucial services they are not currently receiving.


Partner organisations within the Service provide advice, support, preventative services and practical assistance – based around a person centred approach. Individual needs and requirements are matched to appropriate service providers with the aim of working towards (or maintaining) an appropriate level of independence.

Does your work take you into peoples' homes?

You could be linking individuals to one or many services that will assist in independent living.

To find out more about our Signposting service, please click here.

 

Partnerships Register

We are currently updating our database of the partnerships we are involved in and will be putting this into a Partnerships Register, which will be available on our website in due course.  We’ll also bring you more information on the work we do with partners, but in the meantime, here are some links to some of those partnerships.

Links

Herefordshire Partnership

Worcestershire Partnership

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

Bromsgrove Partnership

Redditch Partnership

Malvern Hills Partnership

Worcester Alliance

Wychavon Strategic Partnership

Wyre Forest Matters

Herefordshire Community Safety Partnership

Bromsgrove Community Safety Partnership

Malvern Hills Community Safety Partnership

Redditch Community Safety Partnership

Wychavon Community Safety Partnership

Safer Worcester

South Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership

Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership

West Mercia Local Resilience Forum

Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia

 

Contact:

Our Partnerships Officer is David Pritchard,
who can be contacted on 01905 368314 or email: dpritchard@hwfire.org.uk

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