SCIPS has a long standing partnership with Sandwell Council who recognise the significance, importance and quality of the work undertaken by SCIPS.
In recent years SCIPS has also worked in partnership with Sandwell Homes the arms length management organisation (ALMO) who manages Sandwell Council's housing stock. One of ongoing projects delivered in conjunction with them being the ground breaking Tenant Inspector Project.
SCIPS is also seen as a key infrastructure organisation within Sandwell’s Voluntary and Community Sector and takes its place in the local Infrastructure Partnership along with Sandwell Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), Rights Equality Sandwell (RES) and Sandwell Volunteer Centre (SVC).
SCIPS also work with local strategic and thematic groups with SCIPS .
SCIPS works closely with many local groups and forums . Currently including a partnership arrangement with Wednesbury 2000 Ltd to deliver our Big Lottery Funded CHAINS Project - which sees us developing an interactive online Information webtool to benefit Sandwell’s Community sector. CHAINS has been online since the project's official launch in May 2011. Over the summer of 2012 the project was subject to an independent evaluation by CSK Strategies.
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Visit the CHAINS website to find out more
SCIPS has a long history of supporting the Black Asian and Ethnic Minority Tenants Consultation Group of Sandwell (BEAM). Originally through a project set up in 1996 to tackle the then lack of BME representation in traditional forums such as Tenants & Residents Associations. SCIPS and Sandwell Council Housing Department both realising there was a clear lack of involvement from BME tenants - BEAM was our joint response to helping meet this need.
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