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Harnessing hope in UK towns: lessons for an international audience

Prospect magazine recently partnered with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to produce a supplement focused on community-driven regeneration within towns across the UK and further afield, including Oldham in Greater Manchester.

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Why our intern was out for the count: the quality of democratic data

In advance of the LGiU and Democracy Club’s Out for the Count project, we asked our intern Roshni Mistry to check on the quality of democratic information offered on council websites that we thought were holding local elections. What she found was no surprise to us, but quantified the lack of clear democratic information on many council websites. Out…

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National Audit Office Report: Central Government’s Implementation of the National Compact and progress on Local Compacts

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a review into Central Government’s implementation of the national Compact with the civil society following its renewal in December 2010. Local compacts between individual local authorities (and local statutory agencies) and the local civic society were not within the scope of this review. Nonetheless this briefing also seeks…

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Trends in public sector communications – round up January 2016

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?

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Daniel Pelka Serious Case Review, Coventry LSCB

The overview report of the Serious Case Review of the events leading to the death of four year old Daniel Pelka, published by Coventry Safeguarding Children Board, highlights the opportunities missed by a number of agencies to protect him. Although specifically aimed at identifying gaps and leading to improvements in child protection in Coventry, like…

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Ageing well in the UK? Meeting the challenge in our towns

By 2046 there will be seven million more people aged over 65 in the United Kingdom, but the changing demographics will impact differently in villages, towns and cities of Britain in ageing. Services will need to plan for the differential pattern of ageing if a crisis is to be averted.

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Parish and Town Councils

How can town and parish councils improve local accountability and deliver effective devolved services? We look here at the legislation affecting them and how there are many examples of innovative practice around service devolution and development. The governance and financial pressures parish and town councils can experience are also considered.

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Health, public health and social care round up: May 2014

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…

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Health, public health and social care round up: December 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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