South Oxfordshire District Council's statement of strategic intent is 'to work in partnership to maintain and improve the quality of life in South Oxfordshire'.
What is partnership working?
Put simply a partnership is two or more organisations working together towards common interests and goals.
Partnership working has many benefits including:
- Sharing resources to achieve common goals
- Access to ideas and skills of others
- Support to maintain momentum and commitment
- Learning from seeing others' perspective
- Ability to secure funding that requires partnership working
- Deliver an end result which is satisfactory to a wide range of people
Partnerships in South Oxfordshire
The Audit Commission has commended the Council for its partnership working. Its report states that 'partners rate the Council as having a strong commitment to working in partnership.' The report also highlights some ways in which the Council could seek to further improve.
The Council has also carried out an internal audit of its partnership activity to identify the number of partnerships, their aims and options for the future.
The South Oxfordshire Partnership is the Local Strategic Partnership for the area and has produced 'Our place, our future: the sustainable community strategy for South Oxfordshire.'
Partnerships in Oxfordshire
brings together organisations from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to focus their efforts on those things that are important to people who live in, work in and visit Oxfordshire and, more importantly, to do something about them.
Further information on partnerships
For more information, please contact the community partnerships manager.
To view and/or download the report on partnership working please use the links in the menu on the right.
Last reviewed: 27 - 11 - 2012