Working in partnership is something that Colebrook is getting better at. Several years ago we didn’t work very closely with many organisations in the city, and this is something I’ve been keen to change. Colebrook now meets regularly and shares information, resources and support with a growing number of local groups, which naturally leads to partnership working. Over the last 6 weeks we have worked very closely indeed with a small number of local organisations creating a tender for a new service, which has been a really exciting opportunity for us. Working with the leaders of some really established and reputable groups has been a real learning curve for me and hopefully has paved the way for more joint working. Partnerships are not always obvious ones and a contact with the south west image bank has evolved from the discussions of a member of our staff, who is helping to turn that contact into a joint project. The work we do for people through our support services, community involvement services and at our new community centres rely on these new partnerships and we want to hear from anyone who would like to work with us, no matter how big or small….contact us via the website!