Localis argues in our Total Neighbourhood report that, while putting local budgets funds under the control of a strong, locally elected lead will reduce duplication, re-centre the focus on service users, and help to tackle social issues through prevention rather than (much more expensive) cure, it is by linking local funds to the benefits that community involvement and ownership can bring that we will truly revolutionise public service provision.
Government’s Big Society adviser Lord Wei reveals that community-based budgeting is being piloted in four council areas
Communities and local government minister Greg Clark spoke of the importance of localism in a world where politics was becoming increasingly personal. Clark also spoke of the vital role of volunteers and the need for community engagement.
Community led early intervention programmes supported by government funding could transform our neighbourhoods and provide solutions to key social challenges argues a new report from Localis.
Birmingham City Council’s community-led early intervention programmes show local authorities how to deliver cheaper and ?radically better? services, according to thinktank Localis.
Bob Neill endorses Total Place-style budgeting at Localis Conservative Party conference fringe event
The new Localis report, ‘Total Neighbourhood’, adds weight to calls for place-based budgeting
The Local Government Group (LGG) has launched a mass-consultation on council spending to give residents a say on how savings should be made, ahead of anticipated cuts to town hall budgets in the spending review.
Four councils have been testing the potential of so-called community-based budgets as part of a pilot programme being spearheaded by the coalitions Big Society adviser Lord Wei, LGC has learned.
Conference is upon us and that can only mean one thing, or rather two things alcohol and fringe events. The bad news is that its no champagne for the second year in a row, despite the election result. The good news is that Localis is hosting two exciting events dealing with key localist issues on Monday 4th October, both of which are well worth a visit.