Tower Hamlets Partnership
The Tower Hamlets Partnership (referred to below as the
Partnership) is the borough's Local Strategic Partnership and was
launched in November 2001, bringing together key stakeholders to
work together to provide and improve services for local residents.
Members of the Partnership include the council, police, the Primary
Care Trust, public services, voluntary and community groups, faith
communities, local businesses and residents.
In particular it gives residents more powerful
input in the way services are provided and ensures that all aspects
of the community work together to achieve the objectives of our
Community Plan. The Partnership
helps bring local people to the decision making table in a variety
of ways; from the very local level through to borough-wide
initiatives, it helps to ensure that services are not only offered
to the highest of standards but also offer the best value for money
By working towards one set of goals and
targets - the Community Plan - all of these organisations aim
to improve the services they offer and make Tower Hamlets an even
better place to live, work and visit.
The Partnership is responsible for developing
and delivering the Community Plan, which sets out the borough's key
priorities and targets, and describes the ideal living and
working situation in the borough, according to all stakeholders.
The Partnership delivers this plan in a number of ways, with all
work contributing to one of four themes.
Our Community Plan aims to make Tower Hamlets
a better place to work, live or visit. The Partnership has
recently refreshed the Community Plan, focussing on aspirations
until the year 2020. The four themes for the new Community Plan
In addition to these themes is the overarching
aim of One Tower Hamlets, a separate theme which cuts through each
of the others. One Tower Hamlets encompasses work towards tackling
inequality, strengthening cohesion and building community
leadership and personal responsibility.
Thousands of people have contributed to
creating the Community Plan, including residents, businesses,
voluntary and community organisations as well as key public
services, to improve the lives of local people by joining up
The Partnership is not a service provider
in its own right. It works through the activities of all of our
partners, co-ordinating and facilitating improvements and joining
up work where needed.
Our approach is to tap into the resources and
expertise of individuals and organisations within the local
community to develop creative solutions and to be ready to grasp
the many opportunities available in Tower Hamlets.