"As a self sustaining social enterprise we have to 'compete' in the market place. Raising awareness of social enterprise with examples and definitions would help others starting out on a new venture. We have over come these problems but…"
Mar 20, 2010
Gary Pettengell is now a member of RSA Fellowship Social Network social network
In April 2010 Empowering-Communities were approached by the police and asked to look at developing a process and system for managing vulnerable persons and another project dealing with dysfunctional families. Very soon after that the Home Office ASB and Youth Crime Team contacted me asking if I could help realise their vision of creating a complete Neighbourhood Management system.
Essentially the Home Office Team knew where they wanted to go but didn't know how to get there. Having consulted with them and a number of organisations across several police force areas I have now taken them from the known into the unknown and created a new partnership world that will shape the way organisations work with one another and their communities in the future.
The ground breaking system we developed is the Empowering-Communities Inclusion & Neighbourhood management System (E-CINS). E-CINS is now live in four counties. These areas are seeing time and efficiency savings, less duplication of effort and resources in a multi-agency environment and more importantly we have created environments where everyone knows what everyone else is doing in relation to supporting victims and vulnerable persons.
As I am helping other counties I am seeing the system being used for supporting and managing the most vulnerable victims and persons within a district, speeding up processes and officers stating they will be able to double their casework load capabilities.
This method of working is enhancing partnership working in a way that has never been done before and is allowing organisations to capture information across multiple agencies within a district.
I have worked on several local, national and international crime reduction and community engagement projects for which I have won several awards.
Empowering-Communities are helping communities tackle crime and anti-social behaviour with the introduction of our Secure Incident Reporting & Community engagement System (SIRCS).
As a social entrepreneur I specialise in doing what people say can't be done and taking organisations and their staff from the known into the unknown.
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