Abstracts: April 24th, 2006

This report, prepared by Hampshire County Council, acting as the lead authority for the South East region group of councils, outlines a model system for local strategic partnerships to share data. The model includes project documents such as those setting outcomes, targets, milestones, and deliverables. It also covers performance indicators, and performance against milestones and core data sets at small area levels making it possible to prepare analyses at levels below district.A model support site has been developed to prototype ideas for mutual support of LSPs. It will work with the Government Office for the South East to establish whether this could be implemented on their website or an equivalent regional website. The project will engage with LSPs to establish initial networking.

A business case has been produced that demonstrates that the proposed solutions would repay the investment in the project. Given the direction taken with Public Sector Agreements and now with LAAs this work will allow the efforts of some staff at the local, regional and central level to be redirected into improved services to the public through better coordination and improved performance management.

The report is available at: http://www.neighbourhood.gov.uk/publications.asp?did=1753