Abstracts: May 15th, 2006

The toolkit from the Improvement and Development Agency picks up on the lessons learnt from developing local area agreements. It highlights some of the challenges that will arise as LAAs develop. The toolkit uses case studies drawn both from the experience of the pilot and second round of LAAs, and emerging issues from their evaluation. It provides ideas and suggestions.The idea for a toolkit came from a number of people from different backgrounds involved in the first round of agreements. This included local practitioners and staff in government offices, who were keen to share what went well and just as importantly, what went less well, with colleagues. It is a resource for anyone involved in the development of LAAs.

The final section of the toolkit signals further general sources of advice, guidance and support.

The toolkit is available at: http://www.idea-knowledge.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?wax=lh_mn_0_0&pageId=1174268