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Partners and organisations we work with

​​​​​​​​​​​​Partners we commission services from

The council commissions some of its services from other bodies and works in partnerships with those bodies to ensure services are delivered in accordance with agreed standards. The following is a list of the council's key partners.

  • Your Trust (Link​​​4Li​​fe)Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust – provider of arts, sport and heritage services in the Rochdale borough as commissioned by Rochdale Borough Council under a Partnership Agreement.
  • Rochdale Boroughwide H​ousing All council houses have been transferred to Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH). Rochdale Borough Housing is now a registered provider. All social rented housing needs are met by registered providers in the area.​
  • Rochdale Development Agency (R​DA)  RDA - the lead organisation driving regeneration and development in the borough of Rochdale. Established in 1993 by Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, the RDA was set up as a not-for-profit company to take a lead role in driving regeneration and development within the borough. Whilst the RDA has strong links with the commercial sector, it maintains close links with its local council and has appointed specific representatives on its board believing that this cooperation is vital in delivering the borough’s vision for the future.​​

We also work with a number of voluntary and community groups in the local area that help deliver a range of services.

Local strategic partnerships

The council has formed partnerships/committees with other public and voluntary sector agencies to set the strategic direction for the community, including health and wellbeing and the safeguarding of children and adults. The following lists the key strategic partnerships in which the council has a leading role.

  • Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership​​
    The Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership is a statutory partnership established in October 2000. Its purpose to tackle crime and disorder on a multi-agency basis across the borough of Rochdale.
  • Health and Wellbeing Board
    The Health and Wellbeing Board is a Committee of the council established under s194 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The Health and Wellbeing Board will lead the improvement of the health and wellbeing of the borough population, with a specific focus on tackling health inequalities. The Board will join up commissioning strategies across the NHS, social care, public health and other partners that contribute to health and wellbeing. The Board will have an agreed vision, strategy and delivery plan to keep the business of the Board focused and ambitious.
  • Children and Young People's Partnership
    The Children and Young People's Partnership ('the Partnership') is the successor to the former Children's Trust Board. It's a strategic partnership of key agencies in Rochdale to deliver a collaborative approach to improving and delivering services to children and young people in the borough.
    The Partnership sets the strategic vision for children and young people, providing leadership and challenge and has incorporated this into a refreshed Children and Young People's Plan for 2013–2014 (as the final year of the Children's Trust Board's Strategic Plan for 2011–2014).
  • Rochdale Safeguarding Partnership Boa​rd Information and advice about safeguarding adults and children in the borough of Rochdale.
  • NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning​ Group (HMR CCG) Led by GPs and health professionals who decide how the local healthcare budget is spent and to make sure quality services are provided in the borough.

Other agencies we work with

  • Co-operative Councils' Innovation Network
    The Co-operative Councils' Innovation Network (CCIN) is a collaboration between local authorities who are committed to finding better ways of working for, and with, local people for the benefit of their local community. As a member of the CCIN, we help to develop innovative new approaches to turning cooperative principles into local practice.
Other people w​e work with


Other council websites you may be interested in

  • Visit ​​Rochdale – Rochdale Borough tourism website – Visit Rochdale provides the latest events, activities and exciting places to visit in Rochdale, Middleton, Heywood and Littleborough.


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