Archives for August 4th, 2003

EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP

Book News, PublicNet: 4 August, 2003

By Peter J ReedThe author spells out clearly the need for managers today to be business leaders. His book contains simple and valuable advice on how to go about the key process of strategic planning and development. He provides a unique synthesis of the very best thinking about how to manage both performance and uncertainty, and also a practical summary of the models that constitute best practice – for both business and the public sector. The book is at its best in highlighting the difference between management and leadership. It describes leadership as about converting vision into reality via strategic thinking and co-ordinated action.

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COMMUNITIES SUCCEED IN TACKLING CRIME

Headlines, PublicNet: 4 August, 2003

A Home Office campaign launched in January 2003 and involving tens of thousands of tenants in fighting crime and anti- social behaviour is starting to deliver results. The first round of the Participation in Practice competition has been won by community groups who have shown leadership in their communities and worked together to tackle crime. A group from London successfully tackled anti-social behaviour, a Birmingham group took up the burglary challenge, a Middlesbrough group responded to theft from vehicles and a group from Luton countered theft of vehicles.The Home Office provided a training programme especially designed to help residents groups tackle the issues that most affect their communities. The ‘Crime Reduction Basics’ toolkit, available from www.crimereduction.gov.uk   is a package for community groups. It covers in detail what groups and individuals can do to tackle the issue of crime reduction in their area. It includes advice on how people can help in individual ways, factual information on what people are entitled to expect from their local services and case studies of what works.

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VOLUNTARY SECTOR GETS GREATER SHARE OF SOCIAL CARE

Headlines, PublicNet: 4 August, 2003

Grants have been awarded to 45 voluntary organizations for social care projects. A second round of awards will be made in April 2004. The maximum grant will be 120,000 pounds over 18 months. The awards will have the dual effect of encouraging voluntary organizations to deliver more social care and giving people who need care the choice of provider. From April 2003 the Direct Payments scheme was widened to cover a greater range of need and a duty was put on councils to make direct payments to individuals who consent to and are able to manage, with or without assistance.The voluntary organizations will work in collaboration with local councils. Local Implementation Groups will be set up to create strategic partnerships and they will include people using services, health, employment services and voluntary organisations representing the broad spectrum of people using services.

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