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Happy Ever After or Till Death Us Do Part?
A think piece on leadership and technology, by Max Wide of the Connected Places Catapult, that helps understand the role of technology as a tool for change (rather than being the change in itself..
Published 05 September 2019
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Commissioning as an Approach to Transformation
A think piece on the role of commissioning in transformation, by Benjamin Taylor and Garath Symonds from the Public Sector Transformation Academy.
Published 05 September 2019
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Six Steps to Managing Demand in Adult Social Care - A performance management approach
A report from IPC that highlights how taking a performance management approach can help councils deliver outcomes and better manage demand in adult social care.
Published 04 September 2019
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BEACON COUNCIL RESEARCH REPORT - CRIME REDUCTION IN RURAL AREAS
This paper outlines the key trends in rural crime and suggests a framework for action to reduce crime in rural areas. It highlights the difficulties inherent in developing rural solutions and off..
Published 03 September 2019
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West Suffolk Council solar farm generates an income of £1.5 million, £100,000 more than expected.
A discussion on Twitter about West Suffolk's solar farm. It saw an income of £1.5 million coming substantially from a combination of selling electricity to the grid and income from Renewable Obli..
Published 21 August 2019
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The key enablers of developing an effective partnership-based early help offer
This research explores the enablers of and barriers to developing and sustaining an effective local early help offer. The findings are based on in-depth engagement with eight local areas w..
Published 13 August 2019
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Case Study Eastleigh Borough Council: Purchasing Property Assets
Case study describing activity that Eastleigh Borough Council have undertaken to pursue the purchase of a range of property assets which generate a high investment yield.
Published 07 August 2019
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Skills and behaviours to fuel innovation in government - NESTA
Around the world, governments are investing in innovation skills for public servants. This NESTA toolkit explores the kinds of behaviours we need to see in order to succe..
Published 09 July 2019
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Data Visualisation in Children’s Social Care
​​ Report by Coram exploring the potential of data visualisation to improve decision-making and performance in children’s social care. A prototype was ..
Published 08 July 2019
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Enhancing productivity through employee support (LGA)
A support package from the LGA to improve workforce productivity by helping them to assess their approaches to performance management and employee engagement.  Offering advice and guidance to hel..
Published 02 July 2019
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Ideas to re-recruit social workers (LGA)
Many social workers have left their profession.  For some it has been a while since they left.  Whatever the reasons for their departure - perhaps a career break, caring for a family member - the..
Published 02 July 2019
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Workforce Focus (LGA)
The primary aim of this document is to help senior HR professionals and their teams to develop local action plans for workforce improvement by providing facts and ideas.
Published 02 July 2019
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Epsom and Ewell Borough Council - Income generation and enterprise plan
The primary aim was to create a strategy that would enable Epsom and Ewell Borough Council to have an improved approach to commercialism in services it currently provides. This would ..
Published 01 July 2019
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Melton Borough Council - Timesage
Timesage is a commercial brand for Melton Borough Council. The initial aim was to develop a pilot with a view to providing chargeable services to local people using a monthly subscrip..
Published 01 July 2019
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Eastbourne Borough Council - CloudConnx
Case study about Eastbourne's CloudConnx - creating affordable broadband for businesses.
Published 01 July 2019
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Tackling multiple unhealthy risk factors - emerging lessons from practice - (The King's Fund)
This paper sets out the experience, learning and practice of eight areas (six local authority services and two NHS services) that are designing services to support their populations to change u..
Published 01 July 2019
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Innovate to save case studies (NESTA)
Innovate to Save was launched in 2017 and took eight projects through research and development to test their ideas for improving public services and generating cashable savings. These ..
Published 01 July 2019
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Commercialisation: best practice map (LGA)
An online map maintained by the LGA showing councils in England that are engaged in commercial activities – the data behind the map is updated on a rolling basis. The examples on the map are br..
Published 01 July 2019
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LGA Consultancy: workforce
The LGA has developed its thinking on workforce around five strategic themes: organisational development, pay and reward, recruitment and retention, skills development, leadership development.
Published 01 July 2019
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Wealden District Council - reducing residents energy bills
Case study about Wealden's partnership with iChoosr to help reduce residents' energy bills.
Published 01 July 2019
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The 21st Century Public Servant - experiences of individuals working in councils and the wider public sector (LGA)
The Local Government Association (LGA), Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) have been working together with our academic p..
Published 01 July 2019
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Disability confidence - equalities and inclusion
The LGA recognises the value and importance of equalities and inclusion, not only as a legal obligation for employers, but as a way of attracting, developing and retaining talent. The Disability ..
Published 01 July 2019
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Apprenticeship support programme (LGA)
LGA provided support to councils so they can maximise the Return on Investment (ROI) of their apprenticeship levy.
Published 01 July 2019
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Wellbeing and inclusion support (LGA)
Wellbeing and inclusion are essential for a happy, high performing and productive workforce. These web resources from the LGA cover building strong, sustainable, people-oriented organisations.
Published 01 July 2019
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Wellbeing and resilience at work resources (LGA)
Promoting emotional resilience and wellbeing improves the health of an organisation as well as that of its employees. This podcast from the LGA highlights some of the different models and ways of..
Published 01 July 2019
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Gender pay gap analysis (LGA)
Data, information and discussion on the gender pay gap in local government.
Published 01 July 2019
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Managers' guides to flexible working (LGA)
These online documents from the LGA explain why hiring flexibly can be beneficial to councils and how to go about it.
Published 01 July 2019
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Workforce and human resources support (LGA)
LGA resources to work with councils and their partners to help create a workforce able to respond to major changes within the public sector.
Published 01 July 2019
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Council for Disabled Children (CDC) - Case Law Directory
Council for Disabled Children, community focused case study for legal issues relating to disabled children and young people
Published 01 July 2019
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Barking and Dagenham video - we make our city
Barking and Dagenham, community focused case study, video about working within the community (not guaranteed to work in Internet Explorer browser)
Published 01 July 2019
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Social Care Future blog
Glimpses of the future: How do areas shift from marginal change to serious re-design around what really matters to people and communities? Discussions and breifings via blogs from a variety of ..
Published 01 July 2019
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Scottish Local Government Benchmarking Framework on the Knowledge Hub
Knowledge Hub group whose purpose is to collaboratively develop a comparative benchmarking framework for Scottish Local Government that supports the targeting of transformational/change resources..
Published 01 July 2019
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Care and health toolkits and support (LGA)
Collected care and health toolkits, support and resources from the LGA
Published 01 July 2019
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Adult social care risk awareness self-assessment tool (LGA)
LGA's adult social care risk awareness self-assessment tool.
Published 01 July 2019
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Health and wellbeing research and shared learning at the LGA
Support, research and shared learning on health and wellbeing from LGA
Published 01 July 2019
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European Union Digital Public Services Scoreboard
Reports and analysis on the trends of ICT-enabled benefits for public services in European member states
Published 01 July 2019
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The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)
An index on Europe’s digital performance, tracking the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness
Published 01 July 2019
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TED talk - the 'Golden Circle' by Simon Sinek
TED is an initiative where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged and today covers almost all topics.  This is a YouTube video of a talk by Simon Sinek which looks into the belief and val..
Published 01 July 2019
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Decision-making and accountability toolkit (LGA)
The DMA approach is an organisational design tool from the LGA and partners which establishes the number of layers of management that an organisation needs – and the units within it – to achieve ..
Published 01 July 2019
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The Trafford Data Lab
The Trafford Data Lab supports decision-making in Trafford, Greater Manchester, by revealing patterns in data through visualisation. Many data sources and free applications to support transformat..
Published 01 July 2019
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LGA resources in support of transformation
As councils seek to meet the financial challenge, many are embarking on significant transformation programmes. The approaches taken are many and varied, and there is no one ‘right way' to do it. ..
Published 01 July 2019
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National Procurement Strategy 2018 - toolkit (LGA)
This toolkit has been developed by the LGA and partners to support delivery of the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2018.
Published 01 July 2019
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Checking up on the power of prevention in social care in Hertfordshire
Article published in The Municipal Journal, April 2019, by Jim McManus, Director for Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council about the council's experience of prevention in health and social ..
Published 01 July 2019
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Highway maintenance efficiency programme (HMEP) evaluation report 7 Aug 2018
The Strategic Review is part of the Highways Maintenance and Efficiency Programme offer to support sector-led improvement.  It is a peer-led review of a council’s performance to help identify rad..
Published 01 July 2019
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The Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP): Supporting Innovation and Transformation (LGA)
The Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) provides support for social care, integration and health as well as supporting the transforming care programme for people with learning disabiliti..
Published 01 July 2019
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Transformation Programme Cabinet Report - Harrogate June 2018
Harrogate Council report to Cabinet, June 2018, on its transformation programme. An exemplar way of undertaking and monitoring transformation..
Published 01 July 2019
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Corporate peer review in Gloucestershire 2018 - final position statement
Gloucestershire County Council corporate peer challenge report 2018
Published 01 July 2019
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Corporate peer review in West Oxfordshire 2018 - final position statement
West Oxfordshire District Council corporate peer challenge report 2018
Published 01 July 2019
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Deep dive service review methodology in Cumbria 2018
Cumbria County Council service review and deep dive methodology and toolkit
Published 01 July 2019
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Treasury Thoughts on Efficiency
Key questions on improving productivity in government from the Treasury.  Drivers of productivity. Informal record of conversations.
Published 01 July 2019
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