Join our journey to become an Anchor Institute

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Webinar: Monday 29 November, 1-2pm

Help us to build on the fantastic assets in our communities across Cheshire and Merseyside and develop a shared approach to creating social value.

This webinar is for everyone who wants to work across boundaries to address the social, economic and environmental conditions that shape good health.

Our aim is to establish an Anchor Institute Charter* with an agreed set of principles, anchored in local communities, for as many organisations across the region as possible to adopt. The charter will be reflective of local needs and determine the organisational behaviour required to deliver them.

In this webinar, we will hear how the Social Value Charter for Cheshire and Merseyside has been adopted by a range of bodies and the difference this has made. And we will create a plan for a physical event in January 2022, where we will agree the principles for organisations to adopt to become an anchor institution.

This will include purchasing more locally and for social benefit; using buildings and spaces to support communities; working more closely with local partners; reducing the environmental impact; and widening access to good jobs.

The webinar is an opportunity for partners from the voluntary, charity, faith, public and business sectors to work with Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership and shape our region’s development as a better place to live and work.

To be part of the movement to reduce inequalities in health in our region, register now.

*What is an anchor institution?

An anchor institute is a place-based organisation invested in its local area and cannot relocate to another part of the country. Examples include local councils, universities, colleges, local housing associations and local emergency services.

By their very nature, these organisations also spend substantial amounts of money within the local area. While most of their employees are likely to live within the local area, and spend their wages there, they also have significant procurement and investment spend which can also be spent locally.

They have a collective interest in seeing their local area improve and are always looking for more opportunities to advance collaboration with them.

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