Archives for January 24th, 2006

NETWORK HELPS VOLUNTARY SECTOR WITH PUBLIC SERVICE CONTRACTS

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 January, 2006

A new network has been launched to support people working in the voluntary and community sector who are responsible for negotiating and managing public service contracts. It’s been set up by the National Council for Voluntary Organisation’s Sustainable Funding Project, in partnership with Futurebuilders England, in response to the fact that while the sector is playing an important and increasing role in delivering public services, many organisations are still encountering barriers and finding contracting a complex process.The Public Service Delivery Network is also open to statutory authorities and agencies interested in enhancing their understanding of and relations with the voluntary sector. NCVO Chief Executive Stuart Etherington said the new network would help to develop capacity by providing a forum for peer support and professional development opportunities. “We hope it will provide a springboard for effective partnership working, both between the VCS and the public sector, and within the VCS itself,” he said.

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COUNCILS WORKING WITH UNIVERSITIES TO TACKLE TOWN AND GOWN MYTH

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 January, 2006

A report today highlights how local authorities, communities and universities are working together to integrate students into the areas where they are living. The report from Universities UK also hopes to stimulate initiatives to ensure the benefits students bring to university towns and cities are nurtured.Universities UK says the aim of the research leading to today’s report was to be a ‘stepping-stone’ to more effectively managing and integrating students into local communities at a time when there are growing concentration of students in places across the country because more people now go on to higher education. It wanted to look at good practice as an alternative to legislation or regulatory intervention.

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