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Law Commission Report on Adult Social Care

Social care is not the easiest area for the public to understand – though this situation will no doubt change as increasing numbers have to arrange support for older relatives – as touched upon in our Independent Ageing (pdf) report . The Law Commission Report provides an excellent basis on which to make the legislative aspects of social…

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How recent Spanish Elections will affect political life in Scotland and the UK

After Spanish general elections failed to create a new government in December 2015, negotiations among political parties have started, and the outcome will be relevant for the relationship between Scotland, Spain and United Kingdom, especially in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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Ofsted’s Social Care Annual Report, 2013–14

Ofsted’s 2013-14 on children’s social care (published this week) highlights the difficulties authorities face with increasing demand for services and continued intense public scrutiny; some authorities are performing well under difficult circumstances, but over half of local authorities are not yet good enough

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Regeneration: sense of place, participation and identity

This briefing is one of our series of briefings on a sense of place. It considers what sense of place and identity mean in relation to regeneration and how retaining and building on sense of place can ensure the sustainability of projects. 

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Report: The Future of Local Government’s Role in the School System

The LGiU conducted a survey of 80 Lead Members and Directors of Children’s Services in August 2011 in partnership with NUT and Unison. The survey focused on the future of local government’s role in the changing education system. It found that: 1.Two-fifths of respondents expect 80 per cent or more of secondary schools in their…

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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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