A local strategic partnership (LSP) is a single body that:
· brings together at a local level the different parts of the public sector as well as the private, business, community and voluntary sectors so that different initiatives and services support each other and work together;
· is a non-statutory, non-executive organisation;
· operates at a level which enables strategic decisions to be taken and is close enough to individual neighbourhoods to allow actions to be determined at community level;
· and should be aligned with local authority boundaries.
· Why better partnership working matters…
· Public, private, community and voluntary sector organisations all have a part to play in improving quality of life. The more they can work together, with local people, the more they can achieve and the more likely it is that:
· the benefits of sustainable growth are achieved across the country;
· economic, social and physical regeneration happens and is sustained in deprived areas;
· public services work better and are delivered in ways which meet people's needs;
· local people can influence decision-making and take action to improve their neighbourhoods;
· and business and the community and voluntary sectors can play a full and equal part.
· Tackling key issues for local people such as crime, jobs, education, health and housing requires a range of local organisations working together.
The Council, together with partner agencies forms Chase Community Partnership, the District’s Local Strategic Partnership (LSP).
The LSP brings together the key agencies including:
Partnerships Team, Cannock Chase District Council