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Idea Street »

adopted

Idea Street is an online ideas-management platform that encourages employees to share their innovative ideas for change with a community of likeminded colleagues, and work with those colleagues to help make their ideas a reality.

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Owner:
David Cotterill
Tags:
innovation, idea street, ideas management

Our Call »

in-progress

Our Call allows employees to suggest ideas for improvement of services. These ideas need to gain sufficient support from other employees before they progress to the second stage. Then an outline business case is pulled together by a business support officer working with the idea originator. If this is approved by the facilitation team then it is put before the transformation board for a decision to proceed or not.

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Owner:
Marie Hart

Online School Meals »

committed

The project has worked with DfE and local authorities to produce a robust, reliable eligibility checking service. This enables a seamless end to end service allowing parents/carers to apply online for free school meals and receive a response in real-time.

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Owner:
Amanda Derrick

In Living »

committed

Using mobile phone and internet games to engage with young people and deliver key life information and education in the Kirklees area.

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Owner:
Anton North

EcoStreets »

delivered

Trafford Eco Streets is a 2 year project which will deliver collective community action to tackle climate change, whilst building community capacity to respond to the Big Society agenda and upskilling local residents to play a more active role in their communities. It will build strong and sustainable local networks and partnerships which will be equipped to encourage local environmental action. The innovative grants and volunteering programme seeks to incentivise communities to respond collectively to climate change. By combining grants, competition and volunteering elements “Eco Streets Trafford” is understood to be unique in Greater Manchester. The support of Cooler brings an added dimension, affording Trafford projects the opportunity to become carbon literacy pilots for Greater Manchester.

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Owner:
Imran Khan
Tags:
Trafford, Trafford Council, Climate Change, Climate, Environment,

Design out Crime »

in-progress

The SBRI Mobile Phone Security Challenge competition sought to develop new ways of securing mobile phones; the data they contain, and their future use as electronic ‘wallets’ when m-commerce technology is introduced in the UK.

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Owner:
Technology Strategy Board

Small Business Research Initiative »

in-progress

The new SBRI programme aims to use government procurement to drive innovation - providing business opportunities for innovative companies while solving the needs of government departments.

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Owner:
Technology Strategy Board

Common Financial Assessment Project »

in-progress

The Common Financial Assessment (CFA) project aims to transform the way that financial assessments are completed in adult social care, and make savings for councils and the DWP whilst improving the quality of service for some of the most vulnerable in society. The project is made up of several elements: 1) direct access to DWP benefits data for local authorities 2) mobile solution for financial assessments 3) North West England fairer charging benchmarking exercise 4) data matching exercise between DWP and Local Authorities.

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Owner:
Shelley Heckman
Tags:
common financial assessment, nwegg

Clean Start »

delivered

Cleanstart is a project that seeks to reduce re-offending rates by finding employment opportunities for ex-offenders. Cleanstart became operational in September 2008 and has been so successful in reducing offending among the target group that it has received national recognition- in 2010 our Senior Manager was invited to London by Secretary of State Crispin Blunt MP to explain the thinking behind the project to the Ministry of Justice, and in 2011 we won a Business in the Community Award under the category of Work Inclusion. Some figures to summarise the results of Cleanstart so far: 18 PPOs have left the programme since it began in September 2008, of whom: 11 (61%) completed six months with Cleanstart then moved onto employment, either with Trafford Housing Trust or another organisation. 5 (28%) left the programme without completing six months, but have not reoffended. 2 (11%) left the programme without completing six months, and have since returned to prison. Greater Manchester Police calculate that by diverting Priority Prolific Offenders from crime, the project has so far delivered savings to the taxpayer in excess of £3 million.

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Owner:
Imran Khan
Tags:
crime, Trafford, Trafford Council, Community Safety, Work and Employability, Skills

Mobile Food Store »

committed

The Mobile Food Store has changed the behaviour of local residents by providing access to healthy food at competitive prices. Health Trainers encourage and support to residents to eat more fruit and vegetables and sign post to healthy life style services.

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Owner:
Sarah Barnes