Archives for November 11th, 1998

GOVERNMENT SPELLS OUT IT CHALLENGE

Headlines, PublicNet: 11 November, 1998

The Government has spelled out the nature of the deal it expects to strike with IT and telecommunications businesses which want to be part of the massive planned expansion into schools and colleges.The price for a share of L700 million pounds worth of investment in the National Grid for Learning is a commitment to developments which will help educational institutions, and price tags that schools and colleges can afford.

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JOINED-UP APPROACH SHOWS EARLY SUCCESS

Headlines, PublicNet: 11 November, 1998

A pilot project using a joined-up approach to rough sleeping has been praised by the Housing Minister Hilary Armstrong.She said that local authorities, voluntary organisations and other bodies in Sheffield and other cities, working together with the Government, had already achieved a dramatic reduction in the number of people sleeping rough on the streets.

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MAKING THE CONNECTIONS – CITIZENS MAPPING THE BIG PICTURE

Book News, PublicNet: 11 November, 1998

By Greg Parston and Ilona CoweThis report is the third in the Foundation’s annual series on the public value of public services. It is produced following a unique public consultation exercise with a representative group of 65 local residents from the London Borough of Lewisham. The aim was to learn about the connections that people make between their life problems and experiences and the public service agencies and delivery mechanisms that are meant to be in place to serve them. By generating data and sharing understanding of connected problems at the level on which they are experienced, local people opened up the narrow definitions of service delivery and began to build holistic and integrated ‘pictures’ of public service.

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