What is Partnership Working?
Partnerships can be formed between a number of individuals, agencies or organisations with a shared interest. There is usually an overarching purpose for partners to work together and a range of specific objectives. Partnerships are often formed to address specific issues and may be short or long term.
What are the benefits of partnership working?
There is emerging evidence about the benefits for both service users and service providers of working in partnership with other services. A partnership approach founded on co-operation and collaboration between all relevant providers will have a number of benefits for service users. These include:
- Providing a more consistent, co-ordinated and comprehensive service
- Manage a broader range of services
- Recognise and utilise the strengths and areas of expertise of all the partner agencies involved
- Make the best use of available resources by managing in a coordinated and cost-effective way – including pooling resources
Horden Parish Council’s Partnerships
As a Parish Council we need to work in partnership with other organisations who are equally dedicated to improving the area and those who help provide additional services. Some of those partnerships are listed below: