Last Tuesday, directors and managers from Rochdale's Anchor institutions gathered at RBH's Drake Street Offices to hold a workshop: "Rochdale Jobs: Rochdale People". Health, leisure, education, local government and housing Anchors were all present. As the title suggests, the aim of the workshop was to explore what actions Borough Anchors could take to increase opportunities … Continue reading Rochdale Jobs : Rochdale People
On 5th July at RBH's Drake Street offices, Rochdale Stronger Together (RST) held a workshop call "Spending FOR Rochdale People WITH Rochdale People". The workshop, facilitated by STAR Procurement (RST Partner and shared procurement service for Stockport, Trafford and Rochdale local authorities) was attended by directors and senior managers from the leading health, leisure, housing … Continue reading Spending FOR Rochdale People WITH Rochdale People
Leaders from Rochdale's Anchor institution met on 6th March this year at the Unique Enterprise Mill. Health, leisure, education, housing as well as fire and rescue were represented. Anchors had previously met five months earlier and so there was plenty to catch up on what good work Anchors had been doing to create "a good … Continue reading Rochdale’s Anchors Working Together for a Good Local Economy
23RD JANUARY 2018 - GREATER MANCHESTER SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND coming to ROCHALE! Do you have a great idea for a business with social impact? Is your organisation already delivering social impact and you want to grow what you're doing or expand in a new direction? GM Social Investment has opportunities for affordable and accessible loan finance … Continue reading Desperate to GROW your SOCIAL ENTERPRISE? GM SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND coming to ROCHDALE
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing is committed to supporting the local economy. As much as they can, RBH looks to place work with local suppliers, hire local people and support local employment and training initiatives. RBH is actively looking for new contractors to work with. It works with businesses of all sizes – from ‘one man and a … Continue reading Local contractors invited to RBH Open Day
"6 Steps to Build Community Wealth" is a UK Co-operative Party report by Anna Birley, hot of the press - published July 17! It's not strictly speaking a report; more a practical guide for councillors, local authorities, public-sector institutions and those working in regional economic development. In six simple steps it sets out an Anchor … Continue reading 6 Steps to Build Community Wealth
The way in which an organisation as large as RBH conducts its procurement can have an immense impact on the quality of life, education and employment opportunities in its local area. It’s not just how much RBH spends that matters, but also who it spends it with. A recent study revealed for every £1 spent … Continue reading Buying our Communities a Better Future
In January 2016 Rochdale Boroughwide Housing's elected Representative Body decided the Society should play a key local anchor institution role. Following that decision the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) examined RBH's current commitment as an anchor. This article summarises their findings.