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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.

  • 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 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.​​

  • Agilis​​ys

    Rochdale Borough Council works with Agilisys delivering IT and customer services.

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.

  • Transformational Leadership Group
    The Transformational Leadership Group is the successor to the previous Public Service Reform Board. The group is a collaborative partnership bringing together key public and private sector strategic leaders to manage service demand and reduce costs whilst delivering better outcomes for our b​orough. The group’s initial focus is on Mental Health, Domestic Abuse and reducing alcohol misuse, all issues which affect and impact on all agencies in one form or another. Together the group creates space for dialogue and creative thinking around these issues, identifying expensive failures and addressing these by strategically redesigning services and putting in place the right solution in the right sequence at the right time. The group is also working to develop a shared understanding of the Greater Manchester Devolution Agreement, considering its impact on the borough and identifying and taking opportunities to respond and influence developments.

    The Board comprises leaders from the following organisations: Rochdale Borough Council, Greater Manchester Police, GM Fire & Rescue Service, Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group, Pennine Acute, Pennine Care (Foundation Trust), Link4Life, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, Job Centre Plus, Community Rehabilitation Company, Rochdale Council for Voluntary Service, Kashmiri Youth Project, Buckley Hall Prison and the National Probation Service.
  • 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 challe​nge 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 C​hildren Board

    Information and advice about safeguarding children in the borough of Rochdale.

  • Rochdale Safeguarding Adults Boa​rd

    The Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adults Board (RBSAB) is a partnership of statutory and non-statutory organisations. It is committed to Safeguarding Adults and will continue to work towards establishing a society where there is zero tolerance to adult abuse.

Other agencies we work with

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.
  • Five Ways t​o We​llbeing - Encouraging people living and working in Rochdale to measure, improve and maintain their wellbeing. Rochdale is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of residents.


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