This briefing considers the emerging role of building community capacity as a key element of adult social care, referring to the policy, guidance and good practice currently available.
The NAO has found that the Care Quality Commission has improved but needs to overcome some persistent issues with the timeliness of some of its regulation activities if it is to sustain further improvement. What further action does the CQC need to take to address the risks to people’s care.
Getting communications right during the pandemic has been sometimes difficult for central government. Local government has had a better record. What has been working well and what principles can underpin effectiveness?
In this briefing Mary-Ann Robinson, Program Facilitator for Growing Brimbank, discusses the what, why and how of Community Impact Analysis reports, and how they have informed Council’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Strategy and, more recently, their 19 Point Plan.
As we pass the one year anniversary of the first reported Irish Covid-19 cases it is perhaps an appropriate time to reflect on the changes the pandemic has wrought on government systems in the last 12 months. In this first briefing, we will examine the Republic and in an upcoming briefing we will examine Northern…
Challenges faced by the voluntary and community sector in supporting local services and developing resilient communities
* This briefing considers Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations and the role they play in the public sector, particularly in collaboration with local authorities * It assesses the impact of recent developments, particularly ‘The Big Society’ and the budget deficit * A range of nationally reported local authority VCS initiatives are listed and summarised…
*This briefing summarises and comments on the recent report on social care from the health select committee. *The report calls for a step change in achieving greater integration between health, social care and housing by promoting joined-up commissioning, with local models that create a single commissioning process. The report also insists there is a funding…
An overview of the final report of the College of the Future Commission, its England report, the DfE commissioned report on financial oversight of the sector and the prospects for the further education white paper.
This briefing deals with the July 2021 inquiry into levelling up by the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee. Evidence was taken from representatives of local government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, city mayors, Chambers of Commerce, and Ministers.
This briefing draws from recent LGA guidance in relation to councils adopting increasing levels of commercial practice, including establishing arms-length trading companies, but also draws from wider sources, including previous briefings from the LGiU.