Cooperative Working in Stoke-on-Trent

Cooperative Working

What is Cooperative Working?

Cooperative Working launched in Stoke-on-Trent on 10 February.  This new way of working offers tailored solutions to deal with the mulitple and complex problems of some individuals, households and families. It is a unique 'whole system' service delivery model that supports residents to help them live their lives well.

Through Cooperative Working partners work together to deliver joined up solutions for: housing; young people's issues; jobs and training; financial matters, healthier lifestyles; and advice and support for families.

 For more informatin, please click here to view a leaflet or click below to view a video.

What are the benefits?
Service users only need to tell their story once and receive tailored support which meets their needs, at the right time and place.
Cooperative Working will also result in better outcomes for local neighbourhoods and value for money for the taxpayer. Public sector savings will come through reducing the need for more costly interventions, such as court proceedings, A&E admissions or children being taken into care. Over a three-year period, the programme is estimated to save the city council and its partners in the region of £36 million.

The Cooperative Working vision is a city where residents are empowered to live independent and fulfilling lives by receiving tailored support that meets their needs at the right time and place.

Accessing support

Contact Cooperative Working for services that support children and families, to stop problems from escalating - this includes services such as children's centres, STAR, youth offending prevention, domestic violence, education welfare, young carers, families matters and family support.

Follow this link to make a referral to Cooperative Working using our online form

Alternatively contact us by:

  • email:
  • phone: 01782 232200 - Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm