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This pamphlet, as part of our Big Society series, offers practical suggestions for reforming and improving the way in which waste management and cleansing is carried out in local government, and exploring the applicability of nudge theory.
Localis in association with Mears and Essex County Council have produced a report on the future role of councils as strategic commissioners.
Localis in partnership with Surrey CC have published the next pamphlet in the Big Society series, examining the innovative approaches to delivering the Big Society in Surrey and the lessons for other local authorities.
Localis have published the first in a series of pamphlets on the Big Society. Barnet’s Big Society: a practical perspective from local government, a collaborative effort between Localis and Barnet, outlines Barnet’s interpretation of the Big Society and what it means for local government, and highlights a range of innovative case studies of the Big Society in action from across the borough.
A pivotal aspect of a shift to genuine localism, or ‘Total Place Lite’? The contributions to this Policy Platform by Peter Martin, Leader of Essex County Council, and Chris Williamson, Shadow Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, outline both views on the Coalition Government’s ‘Community Budget’ policy, announced as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review last October.
A new report and survey by Localis says that councils will have to deliver better services for less money, and that a salami-slicing, business as usual approach will not suffice. Councils must think radically about how they support and empower their residents and introduce new service delivery models.
This discussion note follows a panel event and workshop organised in conjunction with the Prince’s Trust about the future of services for young people.
A report in conjunction with Birmingham City Council on future paths for place-based and community-led approaches to service provision
In this report, we discuss the intricacies and virtues of customer-focused policymaking, and how it applies to local government. We based our findings on an innovative council, Cheshire West and Chester.
ViCP is a ground breaking project that matches volunteers to families with one or more children suffering from neglect and who are at risk of significant harm. CSV’s volunteers provide support and encouragement to help these families address the many problems they face and ultimately assist them in turning a chaotic, dysfunctional home into a happy, stable and safe environment in which they can thrive.