By 2021 it is proposed that over 5,000 social housing units will be provided annually by social landlords, but there are major challenges facing the voluntary sector in achieving this. This briefing looks at some of the issues facing housing associations.
...them to make change locally Programme* 9:30-10:00 Registration & Refreshments 10:00-11:30 Morning session Ice-breaker Making the case for arts and culture in mainstream public services What the recent research...
We’re continuing our popular summaries of some of the winning projects, with another batch of Irish good local government practice updates. Given the many similarities between Ireland and Scotland, they’ll make useful reading for anybody working in Scottish local government.
A summary of Autumn Statement 2013 was published on 5 December.This briefing sets out a more detailed analysis of certain aspects of the Statement, including: the state of the economy, the programme for deficit reduction, planning and housing, local growth, and welfare (the AME cap). Strictly speaking, there is no ‘new news’ on the financial…
This briefing looks at some of the positive ways the internet has influenced local government in the UK and some of the ways in which it has a negative impact. It includes an overview of undesirable and criminal online behaviour and introduces some of the ways that regulation of internet safety is currently being discussed.
Culture is Digital highlights the opportunities for collaboration between the cultural and technology sectors and builds on policy commitments in the Culture White Paper to review the digitisation of public collections and enhance the online cultural experience, and in the UK Digital Strategy to increase digital participation.
In this briefing the performance of Irish public services is examined though the evidence provided by three recently published reports, in comparison with the rest of the OECD.
This briefing is on the DfE commissioned evaluation of Firstline, a leadership programme for first line managers, working in children and families social work. It will be of prime interest to practitioners and leaders across the social care sector, as well as local authority officers and members.