Age UKs in Kent Consortium
Achill Management worked with 6 Age UKs in Kent, covering the whole county, over a period of 6 months to support the development, formation and early stage operation of this new consortium. Although all part of the Age UK wider brand the six charities were all very different in style, size and operational approach and had spent significant time discussing joint working without being able to form a coherent plan as to the way forward. By supporting the steering group of chief officers and working with their trustees, alongside representatives from the head office Achill Management was able to help the consortium members prioritise what was important and galvanized them into action.
The consortium now has a robust MOU signed by all six Trustee Boards, a business and marketing plan and has succeeded in winning three major contracts from the local authority for service delivery, thereby ensuring continued consortium success.