Setting up CLIC
Stephen Singleton joined the CCG in August 2013 to support the set up and development of CLIC. The first steps prior to formally establishing CLIC were to build networks across the Alliance organisations and establish an operational group from across the Alliance organisations to start developing a CLIC work programme.
Currently, along with Stephen Singleton, three staff have been seconded into CLIC since February 2014 (one from CPFT and two from the CCG) to develop the work programme and an administrator has also been recruited.
CLIC have established a temporary base at Hackthorpe Hall which is set up and furnished as a learning environment. The team have worked with other staff across the Alliance to develop and communicate the CLIC approach and Cumbria County Council have contributed specific support, through the Knowledge Management Team, to help develop a CLIC website (www.theclic.org.uk). Many ‘back office’ functions have also been developed and implemented including standard working templates, electronic document sharing systems, event booking, budget setting etc.