Archives for June 22nd, 2001

CASH FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 June, 2001

A new Community Empowerment Fund has been set up to encourage community and voluntary groups to take part in local strategic partnerships and contribute to neighbourhood renewal. Each of the 88 most deprived areas of the UK will get at least ?300,000 over three years. The Government Office for the Region will receive applications and the money will go directly to the group.Local Strategic Partnerships bring together all public services at the local level, together with the business community and voluntary sectors. The Partnerships will take the major decisions about regeneration priorities and the purpose of the Community Empowerment Fund is to put local people at the heart of the local regeneration process.

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FRONT LINE REALITY PUTS QUEEN’S SPEECH IN PERSPECTIVE

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 June, 2001

As Tony Blair amplified the Queen’s speech and promised to bring about the most fundamental reform of public services for many years, the reality of what is involved began to emerge. In the key areas of reform the Prime Minister has been reminded of some of the difficult issues that must be resolved.The NHS Confederation has welcomed the delegation of 75 per cent of the NHS’ spending power to primary care trusts, but is concerned that the management resources are inadequate for the new task. The management boards of the trusts, which include doctors and nurses, make the spending decisions, but they lack both financial information and human resources to do the job effectively.

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