A National Director for Social Care is to be appointed in what senior social services staff say is a major step forward in revolutionising the way adult social care is thought about and talked about. An advertisement for the post specifies that the successful applicant must be a current or recently experienced director of adult social services.
Public sector organisations are being urged to consider updating their IT stock more frequently. The call has come from Remploy e-cycle, which says it is in line with the National Audit Office’s ‘Improving the disposal of public sector ICT equipment’ report. The company is highlighting the report’s claim that the public sector could benefit by as much as 70 million pounds a year.
The latest survey from Communities and Local Government on the extent to which people trust their local councils shows that levels of trust have risen to 60 per cent. There has been a steady increase from 2001 when the figure was 52 per cent.