The Future of Property Services and Rationalisation in Local Government

Many public sector organisations are successfully rationalising their property estate in terms of surplus property and corporate HQ accommodation. However recent figures suggest that there are...

Health matters: obesity and the food environment

Health matters is an information resource from Public Health England which includes infographics, videos, case studies and slide sets alongside written content. PHE have created this tool...

Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey Consultation - response published

Following the publication of the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey in September 2016, NHS Digital undertook a consultation to obtain feedback from users on this work. A report...

Updated High Impact Change tool and Adult Social Care Risk Assessment tool now available

The Local Government Association (LGA) has recently updated two resources: the High Impact Change Model and Adult social care risk awareness self-assessment tool . Both are now...

To wiki or not to wiki? (and 10 ways to get the best out of them)

We’ve all heard of Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia, written collaboratively by the people who use it. They create, update and moderate content that is accessible to everyone. Wikis can...

Six steps to managing demand in Adult Social Care - a performance management approach

A new report from the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University highlights how taking a performance management approach can help councils deliver outcomes and better manage...

Speaking the truth to power

It's an often claimed truism that it is a matter of indifference to the public who empties their bins,  as long as the service is good. Members may be ideologically enthusiastic...

The pre-election period

We will not be posting any more blogs on community resilience over the the next few weeks because between midnight on Friday, 21 April and the general election on 8 June is the pre-election...

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...

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...