GROWING THE SOCIAL INVESTMENT MARKET: A VISION AND STRATEGY

Abstracts: April 18th, 2011

This strategy from the Cabinet Office explains the role of the Big Society Bank as a cornerstone of the social investment market attracting more investment from wealthy individuals, charitable foundations and ultimately socially responsible everyday savers in
social ISAs and pension funds.

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PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN POLICE AND COUNCILS IN TACKLING CRIME

Abstracts: April 10th, 2011

This report provides findings from discussion groups held with local residents on the reasons underpinning responses to a question in the British Crime Survey (BCS) that measures public confidence in the police and local council to tackle crime and anti social behaviour.

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DRAWING ON ALL RESOURCES

Abstracts: April 4th, 2011

This report from the thinktank, ippr, looks at the involvement of the voluntary and community sector social enterprises in the work of Local Enterprise Partnerships. It focuses on the North of England, as this part of the country has the greatest need for effective LEPs, as it is here that the impact of the spending cuts is expected to be disproportionately negative.

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JOB SEARCH PRACTICES

Abstracts: March 28th, 2011

This report from DWP on the job-search practices of benefit claimants focused on those who are unemployed and claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance. The study investigated the differences in job-search practices of different sub-groups of job seekers.

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UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY

Abstracts: March 21st, 2011

This study by the University of Essex reveals a comprehensive snap shot of UK households. Starting in 2009, the year when Britain officially entered recession for the first time since 1991 and the Copenhagen climate summit ended in more questions than answers, the study offers an unprecedented insight into 40,000 UK households as they respond to regional, national and international change.

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DRIVING SAVINGS WITH BETTER IT ASSET MANAGEMENT

Abstracts: March 14th, 2011

This programme is now available to view on localgov.tv the online television channel for public service modernisation. It describes the way that councils are saving significant amounts of money by more effective tracking and management of their IT estates.

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CHILD POVERTY INNOVATION PILOT

Abstracts: March 7th, 2011

This evaluation report from the Local Authority Child Poverty Innovation Pilot describes the effect of innovative ways of addressing child poverty. It informs local and national learning.

The report finds that a combination of approaches is required including: publicity; outreach; data-led approaches; persistence; and, work with partners to develop referral routes. Once parents and families are engaged, needs assessment is an ongoing process for support that goes beyond signposting.

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RURAL BROADBAND: WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Abstracts: February 28th, 2011

RURAL BROADBAND: WHY DOES IT MATTER?

The Commission for Rural Communities argues that the economic and social case for a networked nation is overwhelming. Access to the internet can create benefits through higher educational attainment for children, access to employment opportunities for workless adults, improved standards of living for older people and increased democratic engagement and access to information.

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INTELLIGENT EFFICIENCY: TOWARDS A NEW MODEL OF WORKING

Abstracts: February 21st, 2011

This report from the West Midlands Improvement and Efficiency partnership describes the need for councils and partnerships to work smarter and more efficiently. It calls for more transparency, greater engagement of citizens and developing of community approaches to service delivery. It argues that this will only be achieved if public sector bodies develop and use information and intelligence more effectively.

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LIBRARY OF PRODUCTIVITY OPPORTUNITIES

Abstracts: February 14th, 2011

The Local Government Group has collated a library of approaches adopted by councils to improve productivity. This library of ‘productivity opportunities’ offers a wealth of ideas. Many of them are not new in themselves. What is new is packaging them alongside each other to challenge how far councils are going in their pursuit and demonstration of productivity in their localities.

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