Housing and wellbeing: what works?

We can all agree that where you live, how you live and the community you live in are linked to your wellbeing. Yet we have little evidence of the ways it can impact different...

Where We Live Now - a series of activities centred on the theme of place and place-based policymaking

Where We Live Now is a series of activities centred on the theme of place and place-based policymaking conducted by the British Academy . It incorporates analysis, events, a microsite ,...

The Language of Mental Health

It was just a short " chatty" piece in the Guardian. A conversation in the play ground. It was not the mundaneness of  the topic that jarred it was the language. The word "depressed" was used...

Weekly Update

Good morning!  I hope you all had a good Easter and have all now got back in the swing of things. Saying that, I must admit it rather confused me that there seemed to be no rule as to...

How Knowledge Hub can help build your professional network

Building your professional network is becoming more and more important. So how can you make the most of your Knowledge Hub membership to do this? Connecting with members on Knowledge...

Customercentricity

  No it's not a proper word it's one of those words that management gurus come up with and chief executives latch on to . It's a way of making the same old things sound new or...

trying to find the whistleblower

  The board /cabinet members each receive a copy of an anonymous letter alleging that the senior manager leading the negotiations to outsource services to a large private company has a...

Four reasons why open government matters to you

SCVO Open Government Coordinator on ways to achieve accountability, participation and transparency If you’re a regular visitor to our blog, you’ll probably be aware of Scotland’s special...

Survey seeking councillor views on their engagement with local STPs - deadline extended to 11 May

Survey seeking councillor views on their engagement in the development of local Sustainability and Transformation Plans UPDATE: Thank you to all councillors who have already submitted...

How can we support communities to be resilient? - by Max Brodie, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office

The Community Resilience Framework for Practitioners sets out how emergency responders can help communities to help themselves be more prepared and resilient to emergencies and disasters....