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Podcasts were made available on the corporate website in a number of different languages. The audio format is more accessible than written format, and it provides the potential for significant cost savings
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
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 is a summary of the topics covered at the roundtable discussion hosted by Localis and the Audit Commission on the 15th October 2008, attended by James Morris, Steve Bundred, Greg Smith, Tom Fairhead, Emer Coleman, Prof Jean Hartley, Peter Gilroy, Dr Su Maddock, Crispin Moor, Rhodri Davies, George Lee, Roger Gough and Tom Shakespeare.