As austerity continues, councils are caught between having to re-examine ways to save money, generate income and drive public sector reform whilst also attempting to stimulate local investment, economic growth and improve general wellbeing.
How has local delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant progressed and how can it be improved? A recent report Our Community - Our Covenant and a House of Commons Library briefing paper, Support for UK Veterans, look at funding, good practice and recommendations for improvement.
This Swift Read summarises Scottish Government proposals and provides information about how to respond to the consultation. It will be of interest to elected members and senior officers responsible for children’s services, early years education and childcare arrangements.
In this international briefing, we consider examples of how different countries are working to resolve homelessness. It touches on the Housing First model, as well as other initiatives that countries across the globe are implementing in their quest to end homelessness.
The National Audit Office (NAO) has conducted a value for money study of the DfE's management of the supply of school teachers. Concerns are expressed about the cost-effectiveness DfE's teacher supply model and finds that the DfE has missed targets for four years running. This is CSN's briefing on the NAO report.
...‘Innovate and Cultivate Fund’ which provides grants to community organisations to encourage locally-driven projects that support council priorities. Cllr Samata Khatoon (London Borough of Camden] has been working tirelessly to...
...single one. As with the ‘guidance’ there are some simple errors which should have been eradicated by a competent proof reader (e.g. the use of “personnel” when “personal” was intended)....
Updates on the new school curriculum which will be mandatory from September 2020, and the debate around its contents.
The Government has launched a consultation on a new cross-sector strategy for sport which aims to ensure public funding is better directed at organisations that can boost participation in sport as a means to improve people’s life outcomes. Local authorities have an important role to play as this briefing identifies.