Total Place is a new initiative that looks at how a ‘whole area’ approach to public services can lead to better services at less cost. Local Leadership Centre.
The total place approach is already gaining ground and the task now is to take it forward into everyday behaviour in public services. This round up of views from the regional improvement and efficiency partnerships shows how local strategic partnerships (LSPs), which in turn bring together different parts of the private, voluntary and public sectors in promoting improvement initiatives, are being supported. It also reveals thinking about what lies ahead.
HM Treasury’s Operational Efficiency Report published in April 2009 recommended the launch of the Total Place programme to map total public spending in a local area and identify efficiencies through local public sector collaboration.
PRE BUDGET REPORT DAMPENS EXPECTATIONS ABOUT TOTAL PLACE
The Pre Budget Report presented by the Chancellor gives no indication of the potential efficiency savings that might result from the Total Place initiative.
TOTAL PLACE PILOT FINDS WAYS TO IMPROVE WELFARE REDUCE CRIME AND CUT COSTS
Interim findings from the Bedfordshire and Luton Total Place pilot project have revealed a mishmash of complicated and uncoordinated processes for dealing with welfare payments and managing crime.
WHITEHALL FAILS TO GIVE FRONT LINE SUPPORT TO TOTAL PLACE COST CUTTING INITIATIVE
Front line organisations across the country will soon be involved in the budget cutting Total Place initiative.
MANAGING THE TRANSITION TO TOTAL PLACE
Moving from where public services are now to a Total Place approach will require radical transformation.
TOTAL PLACE PILOTS – NEWS ROUND-UP
The pilot projects cover a wide range of topics including providing better and more efficient services for children, young people, the elderly and the vulnerable.
MORE POWER COMING TO COMMUNITIES THROUGH TOTAL PLACE
The pilot Total Place projects have revealed a potential to alter the balance of power.
Total Place is an ambitious new ‘health check’ of public money to ensure every pound spent is delivering value for money and putting customers first. Communities and Local Government>.