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Research – children and young people

See also research – social care and research – social care (continued) See also research – health and research – health (continued)     Building a Children’s Community for the West End of Newcastle (2015 – ongoing) A children’s community brings together a range of existing services in a specific geographical area to work in a co-ordinated way to tackle childhood advantage across all contexts in which children live and learn. There is evidence that […]

Asset model approach

A glass half-full: how an asset approach can improve community health and well-being Explains the asset-based approach and describes how this can help tackle health inequalities. Read this for advice on asset-mapping as well as other techniques to support an asset-based approach – such as appreciative inquiry, participatory appraisal and open space technology. It is very strong on practical examples and case studies. https://www.local.gov.uk/asset-approach-community-wellbeing-glass-half-full   We are collating the information for this section – coming […]

Commissioning relationship-centred care in Essex: an evaluation

How can local authority commissioners work with the care home sector to ensure older people consistently receive high-quality, relationship-centred care? This report reviews the improvements Essex County Council made to the commissioning of its care home services for older people. It evaluates the implementation and outcomes of the My Home Life Essex programme, introduced to improve the relationship between commissioners and care home providers, and to enable care home managers to focus on providing relationship-centred […]

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 […]

Co-production Cardiff style

Amy McCarthy of Cardiff Council writes… We all know the challenges that face councils and public service providers in the age of austerity. Across the public sector we are all going to have to deliver more for less. It is important that we find new, creative and innovative ways of providing services to the public that meet their changing and evolving needs. There is a growing evidence-base to suggest that working with communities and citizens […]