As the national youth information and citizenship charity for Scotland, Young Scot swiftly refocused their services to aid young people with the information they needed during the pandemic. In this blog, Young Scot discuss how young people have been impacted by Covid-19 and highlight successes in campaigning for and supporting young people.
Cork City Council’s Social distancing park ranger programme: winner of the Chambers Ireland Community Engagement award
Realising the implications of the restrictive measures announced for lockdown, Cork City Council’s Covid-19 Response Team made an immediate decision to ensure its parks and amenities continued to remain open for public use. A park ranger programme ensured the general public could enjoy parks in a safe manner while promoting social distancing among users.
Public participation globally has been made more difficult by Covid-19 measures. How have local authorities globally adapted to sustain participation? We consider here the challenges and strengths of using technology, including an account of what has been happening in South Africa.
This briefing looks at how Cavan County Council organised an online ‘Cavan Day’ which united the global Cavan family and laid the foundation for a more interconnected Diaspora. We explore both the local and wider policy contexts and some of the challenges of planning in a pandemic.
While cultural organisations continue to face significant challenges, the sector is resetting and looking ahead to ways they can support the post-pandemic recovery: this swift read spotlights a variety of relevant examples.
Communications in the public sector are having to respond to changing customer expectations and media landscapes. What are the latest trends, how is good practice recognised and what are the key areas to be looking out for over the next period?
The development of new and smart technologies to improve urban living continues apace. This briefing is on the developments in the City of Helsingborg and in preparations for a City Expo in 2022 to showcase what has been achieved.
Communications in the public sector are having to respond to changing customer expectations and media landscapes. What is the legal and policy context, what are the latest trends and what are the key areas to be looking out for over the next period?
Summary The What Works Network was launched in 2013 to embed robust evidence at the heart of policy-making and service delivery in the public sector. The Network consists of ten independent What Works Centres. These Centres have pioneered new ways of increasing the supply of evidence in areas such as policing, education, local economic growth,…
The What Works Centres have pioneered new ways of compiling evidence in areas such as education, local growth and social care. A government report presents key findings from the Network and gives examples of the impact that the Centres have had on public services over the last five years.