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Local Government and the Rugby World Cup

Local Government and the Rugby World Cup

Those of you who know me well will remember that I was a pretty good footballer in my youth. These…

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Performance anxiety

Performance anxiety

I’m really looking forward to attending the LGA conference this week in Bournemouth, I’m…

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Central government finally recognises that service design goes beyond digital…or does it?

Central government finally recognises that service design…

While the word 'digital' has been dropped to reflect a new perspective, changes to the new…

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ADASS Spring Seminar: 300+ attendees, 6 clear themes

ADASS Spring Seminar: 300+ attendees, 6 clear themes

This week’s sixth annual ADASS Spring Seminar is definitely a highlight of the year so far. I…

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IMPOWER @ ADASS Spring Seminar: what we exposed

IMPOWER @ ADASS Spring Seminar: what we exposed

Our research into what is driving poorer outcomes at the health and care interface has been…

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Introducing our Valuing Independence and Valuing Children Campaigns

Introducing our Valuing Independence and Valuing Children…

IMPOWER exists to increase the quality of people’s lives by making meaningful and measurable…

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5 reflections on NLGN’s (excellent) Annual Conference

5 reflections on NLGN’s (excellent) Annual Conference

Yesterday I attended the New Local Government Network (NLGN) Annual Conference at the Guildhall…

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Why local government needs to increase its understanding of domestic abuse

Why local government needs to increase its understanding of…

Domestic abuse has major implications for council services, but currently the sector isn't able…

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Reflections on NCASC: ‘Cras es Noster!’

Reflections on NCASC: ‘Cras es Noster!’

How discussions on the future of children’s services are changing

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Why the public sector would benefit from asking for help

Why the public sector would benefit from asking for help

Many community members harbour a willingness to get more involved in the lives of those around…

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Keeping local government on the agenda at Conservative Party Conference

Keeping local government on the agenda at Conservative Party…

I was delighted to be part of a fascinating fringe session at the Conservative party conference last night, which asked…

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Debating public services at Labour Party Conference

Debating public services at Labour Party Conference

I spent yesterday at the Labour Party conference, to take part in an important panel discussion on local government. It…

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