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Creating empowered and resilient communities

Carnegie UK, The Welsh Council for Voluntary Action and several other organisations have discussed the benefits of kindness in public policy and how this can translate into stronger and happier communities. Read the full reports: Resilient and empowered communities: A discussion paper: https://www.wcva.org.uk/media/5724839/res_comm_disc_e.pdf Empowering communities: https://www.wcva.org.uk/media/6140277/wcva_empowering_communities_report_final.pdf The place of kindness: https://d1ssu070pg2v9i.cloudfront.net/pex/carnegie_uk_trust/2017/07/LOW-RES-3110-Kindness-Overcoming-Risk-Report.pdf Kindness, emotions and human relationships: The blind spot in public policy: https://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/publications/kindness-emotions-and-human-relationships-the-blind-spot-in-public-policy/ Insights For A Better Way is a collection of stories, ideas and case studies […]

Eradicating homelessness in Finland

With the Northern Hemisphere now firmly gripped by winter, the topic of homelessness cannot be ignored. In 2007, Finland’s government set themselves the ambitious target of halving long-term homelessness by 2011 and eradicating it by 2015. Even though Finland did not achieve this ambition in full, it made considerable progress in reducing the number of long-term homeless people, with the help of the Housing First programme. This achievement is particularly striking in the European context, where in most countries the numbers of homeless people […]

Guide: Evidence for Success

The guide offers easy to follow, step-by-step guidance and resources to support organisations to use evidence to influence policy and practice.  It is for anyone who wants to use evidence to improve policy and practice, regardless of the level of experience they have in doing so.  Therefore, it is intended that this guide will also be of value to a wide range of stakeholders, including: practitioners, service managers, funders and commissioners, and policy makers and […]

A Healthier Wales: our Plan for Health and Social Care

This plan was developed in response to the Parliamentary Review report (below). It sets out a long term future vision of a “whole system approach to health and social care”, which is focussed on health and wellbeing, and on preventing illness. Find it here: https://gov.wales/topics/health/publications/healthier-wales/?lang=en Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales An expert panel was set up to undertake a review of health and social care, in line with the commitment given by the First […]

The SSWB Act and the WBFG Act

Strange bedfellows – or cut from the same cloth? The WGLA commissioned this this ‘think piece’ from Alan Netherwood on the links between the Well-being of Future Generations Act and the Social Services and Well-being Act. This sets out ways in which work to be undertaken for each Act relates to each other, including assessments and timescales etc. (December 2015) Find it here.  

Books on co-production

Co-production in the Public Sector: Experiences and Challenges, by Mariagrazia Fugini, Enrico Bracci, Mariafrancesca Sicilia  This book examines the various ways in which co-production can contribute to the creation, design, and delivery of public services, namely by engaging the expertise of users and their networks, by promoting public services that are better targeted and more responsive to users, by cutting costs against the background of austerity in public finance, by creating a synergy between government and civil society that […]

Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

1. The Government Act The Act will make the public bodies listed in the Act think more about the long term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach. https://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/people/future-generations-act/?lang=en   2. The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act – All You Need To Know (WCVA website) This Act aims to create a secure, sustainable future for Wales. But how exactly will it do that, […]

Welsh Government Programme for government (2018) including Prosperity for All: the national strategy

We want to build a Wales that is healthy and active, prosperous and secure, ambitious and learning, and united and connected. Our Programme for Government, Taking Wales Forward, outlines the commitments we will deliver over the next 5 years to help drive improvement and make the biggest difference to the lives of everyone in Wales. Prosperity for All: the national strategy takes those commitments, places them in a long-term context, and sets out how they […]

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

1. The full Government Act Welsh Government. 2014. Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/anaw/2014/4/contents   2. Getting in on the Act (Social Care Wales resources) To go alongside the introduction of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act, the Care Council for Wales (now Social Care Wales) introduced an online resource for information and advice to allow organisations to implement the legislation into their work. This includes: Overview and awareness Principles of the Act Planning […]

Participatory budgeting

43 citizens help shape Melbourne City Council’s $5 billion, 10-year financial plan Professor John Dryzek, from the University of Canberra, is a world expert on deliberative democracy. He says there’s been an “explosion” of citizens’ forums in the past decade, and experience has proven lay people worthy of the task. “All you need to do is give people time,” Dryzek says. “Give them access to information, enable them to ask questions of the experts and people really […]

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