Greenwich

Council partnerships

What is a partnership?

Royal Borough of Greenwich works in partnership with many local and regional agencies and organisations.

We work in partnership with other organisations to improve our capacity to deliver services to you.

This also helps to ensure that our services work well with other public services in the local area.

Charlton Athletic Race and Equality (CARE) Partnership

The partnership uses sports and arts to build links within communities.

It creates platforms for interaction and communication between groups and individuals who might not otherwise have associated with each other. This helps to build positive relationships and a sense of community.

The project, established in 1992, is now managed by Charlton Athletic Community Trust. The Royal Borough and Charlton Athletic Football Club chair the advisory group, which directs the partnership.

Drugs Action Team

The team was set up following the government's Tackling Drugs Together white paper in 1995. It involves key local organisations, at chief officer level, working with local authorities.

Members:

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Health Authority
  • Police.

East Greenwich Management Agency

The agency is made up of local residents, businesses, voluntary and community groups and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

It's aim is to achieve improvements for the quality of life for all residents, visitors, workers and businesses to enjoy.

These include modern building designs with a mixture of restaurants, offices and town centre living.

Eltham Town Centre Partnership

The partnership is a group of businesses that are active in promoting the Eltham Town Centre.

The board is made up of:

  • town centre businesses
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • community representative.

Greenwich Affordable Housing Partnership

The partnership was set up to continue and develop good working relationships. It was established with our joint commissioning partners and the Housing Corporation.

It also provides a forum to work with all registered social landlords (RSL) who currently own stock in the Royal Borough.

The partnership creates an open and transparent relationship to:

  • deliver the Greenwich Housing Strategy and establish the priorities of the Social Housing Investment Programme. These are linked to the wider south-east London sub-regional housing strategy and the London Housing Strategy produced by the Mayor of London
  • deliver the Homes and Communities Agency's (HCA) National Affordable Housing Programme (NAHP) in Royal Greenwich
  • maximise capital investment into the borough and the wider south-east London sub region, to improve the quantity and quality of affordable housing. This includes the associated economic, social and environmental requirements to regenerate neighbourhoods and create sustainable, good quality, mixed tenure communities
  • maintain a list of local partners for developing schemes in the Royal Borough, including support for black, minority and ethnic communities and specialist partners.
  • set joint standards for programme delivery, delivering Housing Plus initiatives and management of homes across all tenures, in line with good practice to achieve greater efficiency.

Greenwich Development Agency

The agency ensures that new development initiatives help to regenerate the local community and improve the attractiveness of the area.

The agency is made up of representatives from the following organisations:

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • the business sector
  • community groups
  • Greenwich town centre
  • East Greenwich Management Agency
  • Public Services Board
  • Housing Services board
  • local tenant groups

Greenwich Lifelong Learning Partnership

The partnership is made up of:

  • local training and education providers
  • Royal Borough departments
  • information and advice services
  • the voluntary sector
  • libraries and information services
  • HM Prison Services - Belmarsh
  • Jobcentre Plus.

These work together to foster an inclusive learning culture within which lifelong learning is accessible, enjoyable and offers routes for progression.

Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board

The board is a statutory partnership responsible for coordinating the activities and functions of member organisations to safeguard the future of all children living in Royal Greenwich.

The partnership includes:

  • Child Abuse Investigation Command (Metropolitan Police Greenwich)
  • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS)
  • Children's Services, Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Housing Services, Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Adults' and Older People's Services, Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Youth Offending Service, Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • London Probation Trust
  • NHS South East London
  • South London NHS Healthcare Trust
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • Schools
  • Greenwich Action for Voluntary Services.

Find out more on the Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board website

Greenwich Town Centre Agency

The agency is made up of local residents, businesses, representatives from the World Heritage Site, voluntary and community groups and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

It's aim is to achieve improvements for the quality of life for all residents, visitors, workers and businesses to enjoy.

These include modern building designs with a mixture of restaurants, offices and town centre living.

Health Benefits Regeneration Partnership Board

The board is a multi-agency regeneration programme that aims to reduce health inequalities in Royal Greenwich.

The board has the following membership:

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Health Service
  • Voluntary and Community Sectors
  • Business Sector
  • Board Advisers
  • Thames Gateway London Partnership
  • Strategic Health Authority
  • Greenwich Healthier Communities Unit

Homelessness Forum

The forum was set up in 2004 so that agencies, who work with homeless people in the borough, can meet to find out what's happening with the service review.

It gives them the opportunity to have an input into developing the service. They also exchange information about the services they each provide.

Agencies involved include:

  • Housing for Women
  • Depaul UK
  • Greenwich Housing Rights
  • CAYSH
  • Oxleas health services.

You can contact the forum, by emailing karen.mills@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or lydia.lewinson@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

Local Agenda 21 Partnership

The partnership supports the production of the Greenwich Strategy, which has sustainability as one of its basic principles.

An Environment Community Network is to be re-established as part of the Community Empowerment Networks. It enables the local community to have an input into the partnership.

Royal Borough of Greenwich also has a sustainable development policy. It sets overarching principles on the responsibilities that the Council has in ensuring its practices contribute to local sustainability.

Multi-Agency Domestic Violence Forum

The forum is made up of voluntary, statutory and private organisations and has representatives from the Royal Borough of Greenwich's:

  • Neighbourhood Services
  • Health and Adult Services
  • Children's Services
  • and other departments.

Royal Greenwich Destination Management Company

The company's members represent local tourism attractions, transport operators and accommodation providers.

Find out more about the Royal Greenwich Destination Management Company on the Visit Greenwich website

Safer Greenwich Partnership

The partnership brings together organisations to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse. These are:

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • London Fire Brigade
  • NHS South East London
  • Metropolitan Police Authority
  • Probation Service.