This is the fifth in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This week we’re taking a look at the winner of the Outstanding Customer Service category – Limerick City and County Council’s website limerick.ie.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has recently published ‘How can we make our cities dementia friendly: sharing the learning from Bradford and York’, identifying key messages from two independent evaluations of areas that are relatively advanced in their dementia friendly community (DFC) developments.
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. The briefings are organised in the…
A look at the increasing role of the private sector in providing for children’s care services focussing on children’s homes and fostering. The briefing considers a number of questions around private sector involvement including profit-making, ownership, competition, financial risk, and the quality of care.
In July there was a flurry of activity, including new publications, on tackling child sexual exploitation and protecting children who go missing from residential care. This was, in part, a reaction to the conviction in May of nine members of a child sexual exploitation network in Rochdale – although the key publications were initiated well…
Why is good data important to the public sector? Simon Roberts and Nick Cassidy, from the Data and Intelligence team at the Improvement Service, talk us through the benefits and challenges of sharpening up data collection processes to be able to harness intelligence more effectively for decision-making.
Over 100 of local government’s biggest and brightest, including Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP , met this evening in Westminster for the presentation of the C’llr Achievement Awards 2011. These awards are an initiative we believe strongly in as they exist to find, highlight and celebrate the dedicated effort that councillors put in throughout the…
The 1st World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace brought together government leaders and experts to discuss how to increase security and reduce violence in cities using their local competencies.
This briefing seeks to explore the reasons why local government entities use social media and the differences that exist between usage internationally as well as suggesting recommendations that could be adopted to make the system more efficient in Scotland and the UK moving forward.
This briefing summarises guidance for emerging consortia and updates on concerns about the legislation and the progress of pathfinders.