A few changes at Action Together

Published date: 
Tuesday, 5th February 2019

Dear member and friend of Action Together,

Action Together is making a few changes that as a valued member and friend of our charity I’d like you to know about.

There are two main changes:
We are reorganising our teams to create a dedicated team for each area. One that only works in Oldham or Tameside respectively. Each team will be led by a Strategic Lead, supported by our central and leadership team. 
We are excited to be working across the borough of Rochdale from 1 February and will be recruiting a dedicated team for Rochdale.

We think this is an important change to make now, and hope you see that the way we are reorganising is designed to ensure we continue to stay locally focussed and prioritise our local connections and relationships. We stay committed to having a local office in each town and none of the support we offer or ways to contact us have changed. There haven’t been any reduction in the size of the teams working in Oldham and Tameside.

Extending our support to Rochdale is something our trustees have fully explored. We recognise the similarities of the borough and think we can help to strengthen the connections between the voluntary, community, faith sector and other public and private bodies that work in the borough. We will be asking our members to consider a resolution at our next AGM to extend our charitable objects to include the borough of Rochdale. We see this extension into Rochdale as beneficial for the reasons stated but we also believe that three localities is the optimal size for Action Together and we are not seeking to work in other boroughs. We remain committed to working with our colleagues across 10GM to highlight the need for good local infrastructure in every place. 

We’ve attached a staff diagram that gives you more information about the Oldham and Tameside teams and how the organisation is structured. 

It would be wonderful to hear what you think about these changes. We hope you will also put the AGM date in your diary and join us then to discuss and shape the future of Action Together with us.

AGM, 4 April at 3pm (venue to be confirmed). 

I look forward to hearing from you or seeing you soon,

Liz Windsor Welsh

Click here to download the Action Together operation layout.