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Establishing priorities for reform of social housing ? particularly within inner city areas – is crucial to addressing some of the most intractable social problems which characterize some areas of our inner cities today.
Helping people to move home rather than having to duplicate costly facilities for people with special needs? thus helping people off the waiting list for social housing, and diverting financial resources to help other residents in the area
Improving the involvement of Looked After Children through chairing their own statutory reviews?helping to develop a sense of self worth.
Discussion note resulting from our roundtable discussion
The Innovation Council was set up in to look into the work of local Councils, and to come up with innovative new ideas for them to adapt and adopt to their own individual areas. We assembled a group of eighteen senior figures from local government, business, NGOs and environmental experts in order to discuss the underlying principles for achieving a model environmentally sustainable Council.
Looking into how to get Local Authorities to work better together across the tiers and across the borders to deliver services more efficiently and effectively.
This report compares the English central-local balance with that in a number of European and Commonwealth countries. It examines issues ranging from finance and performance management to constitutional protection.
The contributions to this Policy Platform demonstrate
three key ways in which this issue is being addressed.
In this second Localis Policy Platform, two County Councils (Essex and Leicestershire), a District Council (Tandridge) and a unitary authority (Bracknell Forest) address the need for change in the local government finance system.
This research note by Localis examines ways to create a more effective ‘freedom of information’ for local areas by looking at both how public bodies such as local authorities can release more information, but also how the data itself can be improved to make it more amenable to the public and to those who wish to manipulate it in new and meaningful ways.