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Outcomes Matter: effective commissioning in domiciliary care

This briefing outlines the findings of a new LGiU report, supported by social care provider Mears. Outcomes Matter: effective commissioning in domiciliary care, outlines the current position of local authorities and the barriers to better commissioning for outcomes. It also highlights a number of case studies in this area and identifies a series of recommendations.…

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Wider partnerships and health and wellbeing boards

This briefing takes an (early) look at how councils are dealing with the evolving partnership landscape, particularly in the context of the introduction of health and well boards (HWBs) as new statutory bodies with limited but important, powers. It considers how the boards are being positioned within councils’ existing partnership arrangements and how local authorities’…

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On Your Radar October 2012

On Your Radar looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. This edition covers: Upcoming briefings Party conferences 2012 - main announcements and developments DCLG during the conference recess

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Mid-year population estimates 2011 and sub-national population projections to 2021

On 25 September 2012, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its annual population estimates for England and Wales, mid-2011. These are the first in the series of population estimates that will be based on Census 2011, and therefore show significant changes from the 2010 estimates. This briefing builds on the extensive earlier LGIU briefing…

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Whole Area and Neighbourhood Community Budgets – emerging issues and opportunities

This briefing on Whole Area and Community Budgets: - describes the genesis of the community budget pilots, - reviews the progress to date - considers a number of major themes that are emerging from this work that will have huge significance for the future of local government as we approach the next spending review (expected…

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Health, public health and social care round-up: September 2012

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.

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Consultation on revised Sustainable Development Indicators

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is completing the final consultation on a new set of national Sustainable Development Indicators (SDI’s). The consultation ends on 15 October and can be returned via an online survey: http://sd.defra.gov.uk/new-sd-indicators/ * The new set of indicators has been streamlined, with 68 being reduced to 37: 12…

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Making Every Contact Count: A Joint Approach to Preventing Homelessness

* Making Every Contact Count, published by the Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness, puts forward a strategy based on early intervention to tackle the root causes of homelessness. *It contains a number of Government commitments in key areas such as childhood, health, crime, unemployment and immigration. * It also promulgates a list of ten “local…

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