Archives for February 17th, 2006

EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE OF PARTNERSHIPS

Features, PublicNet: 17 February, 2006

By Judy Wilson Public services are increasingly being delivered by partnerships and assessing the effectiveness of frontline services is becoming an ever pressing issue. The author describes successful evaluations of partnerships and explains how the findings can be used.



REVIEW OF ACCESS TO DVLA INFORMATION WELCOMED

Headlines, PublicNet: 17 February, 2006

Department for Transport plans for a public consultation on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s practice of selling personal details from its register have been welcomed by the RAC foundation. The consultation will seek people’s views on the organisations that should have access to information from the vehicle register, and how their requests will be audited.At the moment details can be sold to any organisation claiming a reasonable cause to access to the details. The Foundation said it had been concerned that the release of information to CCTV car park enforcement operators was allowing cowboy clampers to bypass the Security Industry Authority licensing scheme information.

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MORE SUPPORT FOR DISABLED IN WALES – BUT FREE HOME CARE HAS TO WAIT

Headlines, PublicNet: 17 February, 2006

Older and disabled people in Wales and their carers are to benefit from a 76 million pound package announced by the Welsh Assembly Government as it moves towards its commitment to provide free home care for disabled people.The money is on top of a 45 million pound increase for adult social services in the coming financial year and will include measures to improve services and reduce the impact of charging for them. Health and Social Services Minister Dr Brian Gibbons said the support would include significant investment in helping people stay in their own homes.

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