Archives for January 1999

COMPULSORY COMMUNITY CARE PLAN

Headlines, PublicNet: 25 January, 1999

More light has emerged on Government thinking about how to replace care in the community.At a London conference on the Government’s new Mental Health Strategy, Health Minister John Hutton argued the case for a change in the law to allow compulsory treatment in the community.

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QUALITY HOUSING TARGETS

Headlines, PublicNet: 25 January, 1999

The Deputy Prime Minister has set new targets to improve life for those sleeping rough, living in council homes and for those waiting for a new home in the some of England’s most deprived areas.In a keynote address to the Centre for Local Economic Strategies annual conference Mr Prescott set three-year targets to reduce the number of people sleeping rough by two-thirds by 2002, improve one and a half million council homes and deliver nearly 50 regeneration projects.

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ENABLING OR DISABLING LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Book News, PublicNet: 25 January, 1999

Steve Leech and Howard DavisOver the past ten years there has been an unprecedented amount of change in the world of British local government. There have been several books which have described such changes but this one represents the first systematic attempt to draw out the overall implication of these changes for the future role of local government as an institution. It argues that there are major strategic choices of direction facing local authorities, and that these choices will shape management structures and many other aspects of local choice. The book provides a clear framework of analysis to enable readers to understand the forces at work in this particularly turbulent and unstable period of local government’s history, and to see where they are leading.

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CROSS-SECTOR WORK ON SCHOOL RUN

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 January, 1999

A new group of professionals with a track record in school transport issues has been set up to help the Government promote alternatives to short car journeys.The School Travel Advisory Group will be tasked to come up with ideas to encourage getting to school by bike, foot or public transport, leading to less congestion and improved air quality.

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CARE HOMES NEW STANDARDS

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 January, 1999

The Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) has produced proposals for national standards for thousands of residential care and nursing homes for elderly people.Commissioned last February by the Department of Health to draw up draft standards, the CPA has delivered its final report and recommendations.

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SCENARIO PLANNING

Book News, PublicNet: 22 January, 1999

Gill Ringland.A strategic management tool that helps organisations create their own futures. In this book readers learn about powerful scenario planning tools that dramatically magnify a manager’s ability to zero in on the most important emerging trends and develop sets of like future scenarios for them. They also learn how to fashion dynamic strategies for taking advantage of which ever future emerges. Contents include: review of corporate planning, background to scenario planning and the construction and use of scenarios.

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POCKET GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 21 January, 1999

The DETR has published a handy guide to environment information and to people’s attitude to environmental matters.The Environment in Your Pocket is available free of charge by phoning the DETR Free Literature Centre (0870-1226 236) and quoting Ref 98EP0190.

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FLAGSHIP IT PROJECT

Headlines, PublicNet: 21 January, 1999

The largest IT roll out of Windows NT ever planned in Europe has been announced by the Inland Revenue.For the first time, the Inland Revenue will run the same base computer operating system across all its sites, all linked to the same network.

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HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS GET THE BIG PICTURE

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 January, 1999

Chief executives of housing associations have their chance to get their hands on a rundown of how Government policy is really likely to affect their work, at their annual conference this week.’Six Big Pictures and Social Housing Investment’ draws on recent Government policies and initiatives to give social landlords a clear picture of how they can continue to both operate succesfully and pursue housing investment.

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PUBLIC BODIES MORE PUBLIC

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 January, 1999

The DETR is to direct much greater energy into seeing a wider cross-section of society represented on Britain’s public bodies.Environment Minister Alan Meale has launched a recruitment campaign to recruit suitably skilled people to work at board level on bodies such as the Audit Commission, British Waterways, the Health and Safety Commission, and National Parks Authorities.

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