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 […]
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Slay, J., Penny, J. (2014). Commissioning for Outcomes and Co-Production: A Guide for Local Authorities. NEF. https://neweconomics.org/uploads/files/974bfd0fd635a9ffcd_j2m6b04bs.pdf An in-depth look at how commissioning should be conducted to incorporate co-production to make the best use of resources.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]