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Ten things I know about Local Government

Created on 29 May 2014. Posted in Our blog

... we should go digital and started asking how we can make it happen. Social media has been a big driver here, but it’s not the only driver. Local government has woken up to the fact that service users ...

Taking Paternity Leave

Created on 16 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... this is going to sound odd, that I am going to miss work a little; the mental stimulation, social element and generally just the sense of achievement that comes from my job. The above reads a bit negatively ...

Local - Central 9: Yes Minister; Yes Councillor

Created on 02 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... Parsons – Former Director at HCC, and now Chief Operating Officer at the Home Office • Chris Badger – Formerly of Cambridgeshire CC, now Assistant Director for Health and Social Care Integration at HCC, ...

Reflections on #UKGC14

Created on 28 January 2014. Posted in Our blog

... well as catching up with many I’d not seen in a long time. The social environment is an often ignored part of working with others, and in my experience is not actively encouraged in local government. ...

Local – Central 8: Development days

Created on 05 January 2014. Posted in Our blog

... come and work alongside us in local government for two weeks. I think they worked in social care policy and therefore frontline social care experience, or at least understanding how it works in local government, ...

Central-Local 5: It’s good to talk

Created on 13 December 2013. Posted in Our blog

... I am also intrigued by ‘bottom up’ approaches. I was therefore interested to hear about the Social Care Curry Club which brings those with an interest in adult social care, up and down the country, together ...

Local – Central 3: Sharing the policy making process

Created on 23 November 2013. Posted in Our blog

... sure that whether it is housing regulations, pension rules, grant settlement formulas, complex reforms to social care or any number of other things the design and policy making could be done in real partnership ...

Central – Local 2a: The LGA lays out its priorities

Created on 23 November 2013. Posted in Our blog

... pressure on local government budgets caused by increases in social care costs) seemed particularly tenuous and thirdly because any argument about redistributing based on need should start with differences ...

Central - Local 1a: Abolish the DCLG?

Created on 03 November 2013. Posted in Our blog

... former, were negotiated with the Treasury (who gave us the money) and changes in social care to comment on the latter have been worked out with the Department of Health (who also have control of the money). ...

Central - Local

Created on 26 October 2013. Posted in Our blog

... crusade to link up social care and health care (a crusade for which he perhaps doesn't get enough credit), calls from leading local government lights like Essex leader David Finch (£) or the DCLG select ...

Our Day

Created on 13 October 2013. Posted in Our blog

... ‘Our Day’ is an opportunity for people who work in local government to write about their working day and the services they are providing. This is valuable; from the binman to the social worker to the housing ...

Tales from a winner

Created on 13 October 2013. Posted in Our blog

... zone and engage with a whole new world of businesses, partnerships and yes, profits. My project is called Corporate Social Responsibility Plus (CSR+). It involves looking at local government's role ...

In the grim darkness of the far future...

Created on 03 October 2013. Posted in Our blog

... undertaken by robots/computer programmes, so will put increasing importance on funding education locally and upskilling their local workforce. Social care as we know it will long since have failed. Most ...

Service Before Self

Created on 23 September 2013. Posted in Our blog

... become more complex and a shopping trip (his only time out of the house each week) takes two hours instead of one. She referred this to her care agency; that in turn referred it to social services who ...

What can Local Government learn from football

Created on 22 May 2013. Posted in Our blog

... of S151 Officers being seen in airports, Data Records Managers getting out of taxis and friends of friends of Heads of Adult Social Care circulating speculative rumours. Agents – the ‘in-demand’ local ...

Podcast Episode 4 released

Created on 28 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

...  This is the Guardian might be of interest... The risks of social care costs rising etc http://www.guardian.co.uk/social-care-network/2013/apr/17/councils-overwhelmed-care-reforms?CMP= (Shout out!) ...

Your local online High Street

Created on 17 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... of examples of previous work. How much could these businesses benefit from a professionally designed website, complete with proper logos, well drafted and laid out text, clear links with relevant social ...