Two innovative Stockport Council services have been recognised at a national award ceremony in London.
Both Stockport Family and Commissioners in Adult Social Care were shortlisted in the category for Most Innovative Service Delivery Model at this week’s LGC Awards 2017, narrowly missing out to the overall winners Newham Council.
Stockport Family were praised for the way they have transformed children services in Stockport by introducing new integrated ways of working with local families and schools.
Whilst Adult Social Care commissioners were highlighted for the ground-breaking work that has been achieved in new preventative services, such as the Prevention Alliance, to improve the health and wellbeing of Stockport people.
LGC acting editor Sarah Calkin said:
“Massive congratulations to all of our winners. Their hard work, creativity and passion for their communities deserves to be celebrated, especially in what are challenging times for councils.
“The LGC Awards showcases the best new ideas and most innovative solutions in local government and we are proud to highlight the many and varied successes taking place in councils across the country.”
Despite missing out on the top prize, the Leader of Stockport Council has praised both services after they ensured Stockport Council received two nominations in the category.
Councillor Alex Ganotis said:
“The Council is very proud that both services were highlighted at what can be argued is the Oscars in the Local Government world.
“It’s great to see our valued workforce and services being recognised for their inspirational and innovative delivery of Children and Adult services in Stockport, working in collaboration with local services and organisations.
“We might not have won the overall award but to have two services nominated and recognised for the work they do is a powerful and independent endorsement of the work we do on a daily basis to improve the lives of Stockport residents and to make Stockport the brilliant place we all know it is.”