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Collaboration & Partnership

Awarded to those who have joined forces with another team or organisation to achieve impressive results.

Collaboration

L-R: Toby Terlet, General Manager for Birmingham, Veolia; The Eviction Panel; Iwan Thomas; Stella Manzie

Winner

The Eviction Panel

Recognising the rise in demand for expensive temporary accommodation and an increase in rent arrears, The Eviction team saw the importance of working in partnership with colleagues from Income recovery, benefits, homeless service and council tax, to establish the Eviction Panel.  Working together, they have managed to keep many people in their accommodation, preventing lives from being disrupted.

Finalists:

Active Parks Team

Active Parks is a key strand of the Council’s Wellbeing Service and the team work with many external partners, networks and citizens to discuss ideas and suggestions of how open spaces in the community can be used.  Activities are as far ranging as walks and rambles, Zumba and canoeing; - to gardening, conservation, den building and bush craft.  The team are breaking down barriers that prevent people from being active, in a fun way, and improving their lifestyles.

Ruksana Jalal

Senior Practitioner in Adults & Health, Ruksana has been nominated for the way she has personally endeavoured to make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable individuals.  Ruksana leads a team of social workers supporting those with advanced dementia when they are temporarily placed in their interim care.  Working in collaboration with occupational therapists, physio therapists, nurses and social workers, she has enabled users to live more independently before they move on to long term care.

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