Archives for January 30th, 2007

COUNCILS SET TO PILOT NEW VOTING METHODS AGAIN

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 January, 2007

COUNCILS SET TO PILOT NEW VOTING METHODS AGAIN

 

Thirteen councils across England will be trying out new methods of voting in an effort to make it more convenient for people to take part in May’s Local Government Elections. All the pilot projects will then be evaluated by the Electoral Commission with findings being published in August.

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INSPECTORATE HIGHLIGHTS ‘NIGHTMARE’ OF MOVE TO ADULTHOOD FOR SOME DISABLED YOUNG PEOPLE

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 January, 2007

INSPECTORATE HIGHLIGHTS ‘NIGHTMARE’ OF MOVE TO ADULTHOOD FOR SOME DISABLED YOUNG PEOPLE

 

Turning 18 can be the start of a nightmare for many young people with disabilities and serious medical conditions. That’s how some families describe the move from children’s to adults’ social services in a new report published today. It says they face problems because not all local authorities provide the same level of support for adults as they do for children and that means some young people lose their independence and with it opportunities for a fuller life.

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THE POLITICS OF SHARED SERVICES

Book News, PublicNet: 30 January, 2007

By Anthony BrandThe author looks at how the delivery of local public services can be shared between authorities whether by public or private sector agents. He also analyses the main contributory factors as to why, despite the adoption of the Gershon efficiency agenda, shared local public service delivery is still not widespread.

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