Across Cheshire East we all have a responsibility to support each other for the good of our communities. We use an Asset Based approach to bring together and build upon our assets (organisations, places/buildings, knowledge and enthusiasm) in our communities. Cheshire East Council will support and engage with communities including the voluntary, community and faith sector and the many active volunteer based partnerships, for more details you can view The Council’s Connected Communities strategy (PDF, 488KB). We work collectively at a local level to make Cheshire East the best place it can be for its residents. We have listed some of the ways this is happening:
Connected Communities Centres
Connected Communities Centres host a range of activities and support services available on your doorstep.
Each centre delivers services tailored for their community, from coffee mornings, computer classes and line dancing, to learning a language, sharing a problem and support for stroke sufferers – there’s something for everyone.
Every centre has a computer tablet connected to our Live Well community information website so you can easily find information, advice, activities and services in your area.
Connected Community Centres offer space and support for local residents to turn their interests and passions into a group / activity that will benefit their wider community.
We set up and facilitate Neighbourhood Partnerships, to bring together a range of partners including the Voluntary, Community and Faith (VCF) sector, Police, children’s centres, schools, Youth Services, Youth Offending Team, local elected members and businesses.
The purpose is to understand local priorities based on local intelligence. We work as a partnership to create local projects that impact on those local priorities. Agencies and local residents work collaboratively to create and tailor projects to suit that community.
We have 15 Neighbourhood Partnerships across Cheshire East. Each of them serve an area across the borough where we have identified a need to reduce health inequality.
Contact us to join an exiting Neighbourhood Partnership or to set one up in your Community.
Care Communities bring together Health and Social Care professionals to understand local priorities. They provide a range of integrated Health and Social Care services within a community and in primary care settings to best suit local residents and impact on local priorities.
We have 8 Care Communities across Cheshire East, governed by local clinical leads. Each of our Care Communities serves a population ranging between 30,000 and 50,000 people.
Community Development Officers
Our Community Development Officers are part of our Communities Team. They work alongside local residents and partner agencies to develop local activities that have a positive impact on the local community. Contact us to create a project your community needs.