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Research – social action and civic engagement

Enabling Social Action Programme. (March 2018 – March 2020) The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is working in partnership with the universities of Sheffield and Hull on Phase 2 of the Enabling Social Action programme. The programme aims to support local authority commissioners to co-design, co-produce and co-deliver services with local people, service users, and civil society organisations, and to embed social action in their routine working. The programme will include a […]

A view from Due North

Here’s an interesting blog post – a critique of a recent North of England analysis on how best to tackle health inequalities. The original report acknowledges that “the most disadvantaged members of society lack influence over how public resources are used” and recommends that their influence needs to be increased through “shared power over resources”. Nothing to complain about there, but the author is unconvinced that anything will actually change on the ground…”The credibility of any […]

Approaches to public services

Managing Demand – building future public services With many local authorities facing significant financial challenges, a new RSA report examines the steps being taken to shrink demand on public services and prevent councils from being reduced to a state of ‘perpetual crisis management’. The previous RSA report (Beyond Nudge to Managing Demand) argued that local authorities should seek to reduce levels of demand by radically redefining their relationships with citizens, communities and services. This report builds […]