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A programme looking into how to deliver high quality services at a lower cost?allowing the Council to develop through partnerships and harnessing innovation from staff and other partners.
This document is a an attempt at synthesising the ideas and suggestions made by a leading group of experts from the second session. They are categorised according to themes which emerged during the discussion.
We surveyed 80 representatives of Councils on the current status of their reservees
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.