One Ilfracombe sets out to redesign the way services are delivered locally to achieve better outcomes for the people that use and pay for them. As one of the pioneers that paved the way for the national Our Place! programme which is now being rolled out across the country, it offers local people more say over services and expenditure.
One Ilfracombe is about everyone: our residents, our councils, emergency services, social housing, the Jobcentre, health services and businesses working together as a team. This new way of working puts the community of Ilfracombe at the heart of decision-making by giving them the opportunity to influence how services are delivered in a way that suits local people better. It recognises that the ‘one size fits all’ approach is neither the most effective nor automatically the most efficient way of working. The people of Ilfracombe know what’s best for our town.
By bringing services, businesses, schools and residents together into one team, we can achieve so much more and be in a better position to fulfill our vision of “Better health, economic prosperity and high quality living environment for the people of Ilfracombe.”