One Borough. One Community. No-one left behind.
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has undertaken a radical approach to strategically transforming the borough, for the benefit of their staff, local businesses and their citizens.
Sitting at the bottom of every London league table, Barking and Dagenham Council knew that drastic change was needed if they wanted to improve services for their residents as well as save £63 million over four years, on top of the £110 million savings already achieved.
In consultation with those living in the borough, Barking and Dagenham set a long-term vision to become the growth opportunity for London, which would allow them to harness the energy, creativity and ambition of its residents.
The focus was not only on ‘doing things differently’ in the face of enduring austerity, but the critical need to adapt to the new world order against a backdrop of cost constraints.
In 2015, the council set out on a bold and ambitious programme of strategic transformation undertaken in partnership with Agilisys, to deliver what had been a previously unimaginable future for the borough.
Two years on, the council has seen the development of a collaborative and partnership-led approach with Agilisys, the creation of a transformation consortium, and the vision for change to ensure that ‘no-one is left behind’.