Why do we need a Share Social Value Vision? In this report an Alliance Manchester Business School MBA team uncover that 75% of the Rochdale Borough public service institutions interviewed by them had no specific social value priorities. Institutions included covered: housing, education, leisure and health as well as the local authority. The report also shows that 80% of the suppliers of public institutions interviewed wanted more training and guidance in order to properly understand social value
Placing decision making at the heart of Rochdale’s communities is a key objective of Rochdale Stronger Together – that’s because local decision are usually more effective at solving local problems. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is looking to do just that with its review of how Buses should be run across Greater Manchester and so … Continue reading Doing Buses Differently – Have your say! DEADLINE 8th January.
For the second year running a team of MBA students from Alliance Manchester Business School have joined forces with Rochdale Stronger Together to deliver a not-for-profit consultancy project. The aim is to help the Borough to forge a good local economy and spread community wealth. This time the students, who have a diverse professional experience … Continue reading MBA Students Develop a Cooperative Model for Delivering Social Value in Rochdale through Procurement
Rochdale Stronger Together (RST) has secured its second consecutive Alliance Manchester Business School MBA Not for Profit project which kicked off last Thursday, 5th September. Link to last year’s project. Powering this exciting and pioneering opportunity for the Borough is a highly experienced international MBA student team spanning from UK, Brunei, Japan, India, to Myanmar. … Continue reading Manchester Business School REAL Social Value project kicks off in Rochdale!
<<< CLICK here to apply for an RBH Apprenticeship ! >>> Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH), one of Rochdale’s largest employers, is launching its annual apprenticeship recruitment campaign on Friday 24 May 2019. RBH has a strong history of recruiting trade apprentices and trainees across its business areas and, as an anchor member of Rochdale Stronger … Continue reading RBH Apprenticeships 2019
< CLICK HERE for original article on Co-operative Party website > In Rochdale, anchor institutions are coming together to build community wealth and grow their local co-operative economy. This case study explores how their initiative, Rochdale Stronger Together, is creating the jobs that people want, the services that they need, communities where people want to … Continue reading CO-OP PARTY CASE STUDY : Transforming Rochdale the co-operative way!
Hopwood Hall Graphic Design Students have taken part in a competition to design the future look of Rochdale Stronger Together; the whole community initiative working to create a good local economy in Rochdale Borough. Launched in 2016, Rochdale Stronger Together established a formal leadership group last November with representation from Hopwood Hall, Rochdale Sixth Form … Continue reading Hopwood Students Deliver for Rochdale!
Community Wealth Building is a growing movement. Originally surfacing in the United States, it has more recently taken hold in UK – Rochdale Stronger Together being a key example! A key driver of this movement is the Democracy Collaborative, a US based research centre, founded in 2000. The centre is dedicated to the pursuit of … Continue reading A Shout Out from America!
Rochdale Stronger Together partners met on 26th November at Rochdale Infirmary. The third meeting for 2018, was no exception in that it was packed with reports on progress made and decisions on how to continue building a good local economy across Rochdale Borough. Key highlights: Alliance Manchester Business School identifies opportunities for Rochdale based suppliers … Continue reading Rochdale Stronger Together: Leadership Group formally agreed…
As an anchor institution in Rochdale Borough, RBH believes it has a role to play in the functioning of the economy and tackling of social issues in its neighbourhoods. This is even more important for RBH because it is a Community Benefit Society. This means its core purpose is to serve the broader interests of … Continue reading RBH introduces new Social Value Strategy