Archives for August 11th, 2009

CALL FOR PUBLIC SERVICES TO ‘DO COHESION’ ACROSS THE BOARD

Headlines, PublicNet: 11 August, 2009

Communities and Local Government have called on public services to think more widely about how communities can become more cohesive. The call comes as it is increasingly recognized that the silo approach of launching cohesion projects funded by cohesion budgets and managed by people with a responsibility for cohesion cannot deliver the desired change. To create a real shift in thinking it is essential for cohesion to become part of the everyday duties and functions of all departments and partners.

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MANY YOUNG ADULTS ARE VULNERABLE SAYS REPORT

Headlines, PublicNet: 11 August, 2009

Young adults represent a disproportionate number of those behind bars, those unemployed and those suffering from mental and physical health problems. They make up 12 per cent of Britain’s population. More needs to be done to support them.

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PUBLIC SERVICES FORUM

Book News, PublicNet: 11 August, 2009

The Public Services Forum was formed in 2003 to improve dialogue between government, trade unions and public service employers. This report describes the achievements of the forum.

The Forum played a significant role in providing access to skills by the inclusion of conditions in public service contracts. The effect was to give many of those who work on relevant government contracts the opportunity to develop skills they may currently lack, and will help those same employees access valuable information.

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