Your chance to vote for Stockport in the iNetwork Awards

Stockport Council and partners have been nominated for four iNetwork Awards! The finalists will be shortlisted by a public vote.

Your chance to vote for Stockport in the iNetwork Awards

Stockport Council and partners have been nominated for four different iNetwork Innovation Awards, highlighting some of the outstanding projects that are redesigning service delivery and improving the customer experience for residents.

To reach the shortlist, we need as many votes as possible before midnight on Sunday, 22nd January 2023. This is a great opportunity to recognise service and community improvement by voting for your favourite projects.

The award nominations are for the following:

Transforming and Innovating Public Services: Family Context Open-Source Digital Tool

Transforming and Innovating Public Services: DigiKnow – Stockport’s Digital Inclusion Alliance

iStandUK: Enabling Smarter Working Through a Strategic Approach to Data

Connected Procurement and Commissioning: Stockport Prevention Hub

You may vote for more than one project in an award category. See all the nominations at: iNetwork Innovation Awards Nominations.

Councillor Malcolm Allan, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, says: "We’re delighted to be nominated for these awards. We’ve been focussed on delivering what local people need from their council services in the place they live or work. Using our residents' experiences and our own data insights we’ve been able to rethink service delivery and our work as a local authority with partners and communities.

"The nominations recognise how we are helping people and communities make the most of new digital opportunities. This includes our highly successful ‘DigiKnow’ alliance that has already supported over 30,000 residents to get online and develop the skills needed to engage in the digital world. We are incredibly proud of the efforts of our third sector partners and the many volunteers involved, showing yet again what a fantastic community spirit we have across the whole of the borough. We hope you will vote for us in each award category.”

Councillor Keith Holloway, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, says: "Stockport Council's innovative approach has been to create a central hub for early help and prevention services. This has quickly become the 'place to go' and reduced waiting times for support for residents. The improvements reflect the value of working closely with providers of prevention and early help services in Stockport and listening to people with experience in using support services. Every vote counts, so please help us to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our hardworking colleagues and partners."

The Innovation Awards were established in 2014 to celebrate the projects and teams that have delivered transformation and excellence in public service delivery. They are a brilliant opportunity to learn and share innovation and best practices with other local authorities and across Greater Manchester. The shortlisted finalists will be announced on Friday, 03rd February 2023.