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Data Science Campus
Facilitated by the Cabinet Office, DCMS and ONS. Best practice guidance and advice for consistent, coherent, high quality services.  Identify the needs for common services, components and tools, ..
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The Marmot Review
An independent review to propose the most effective evidence-based strategies for reducing health inequalities in England from 2010. The strategy will include policies and interventions that addr..
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Know Newcastle
Know Newcastle - a web-based city information resource - that includes statistical insights about people in the city and acts as a repository of narratives and other reports
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New Local Government Network
Network is made up of “the most forward-looking local authorities across the UK”.   Using our member-only resources and opportunities, they not only respond to the pressure to deliver and innovat..
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London Councils
Infrastructure for supporting services and can "send out interesting data sets"
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OpenDataCommunities
This open data communities platform provides a selection of official statistics and data outputs on a variety of themes related to MHCLG’s objectives: Driving up housing supply, increasing home o..
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data.gov.uk
Find data published by government departments and agencies, public bodies and local authorities. You can use this data to learn more about how government works, carry out research or build applic..
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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing is a leading research centre carrying out multidisciplinary research into fundamental questions about ageing
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Age-friendly world network
The Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities provides a global platform for information exchange, mutual learning and support
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A Research & Evaluation Framework for Age-friendly Cities
Framework offers a basic foundation for understanding the key issues involved in developing Age-friendly cities. In this framework the focus is on older people as citizens, where older people sit..
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The Partnering Toolbook
The Partnering Toolbook offers a concise overview of the essential elements that make for effective partnering
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Integration in action – innovation in home adaptations delivery
Notebook style ‘cameo’ descriptions of local delivery. The initiative was backed by Public Health England
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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act
The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act says local authorities and health boards must jointly carry out an assessment of the population to find out the care and support needs in an area
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Work and achievements of the Essex Partnership
The Essex Partnership is a working relationship between representatives of organisations who deliver services to the public across Essex
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Benchmarking Wales
Benchmarking Wales is the repository for local authority data. Here you'll be able to access a range of data developed by local government service areas and their regulators to support shared lea..
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Dartington Service Design Lab
An example given by one Local Authority of external advice to be brought on on a project
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Focus on London - Poverty
A detailed analysis by the Greater London Authority (GLA) of poverty in London that reveals the scale and distribution of poverty in London
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Outcomes: local government peer challenge reports
Peer challenge is a proven tool for improvement facilitated by the Local Government Association (LGA). It is a process commissioned by a council and involves a small team of local government offi..
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Guidelines for auditing data management systems
ISO 19011:2011 provides guidance on auditing management systems, including the principles of auditing, managing an audit programme and conducting management system audits, as well as guidance on ..
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VU.CITY London. Interactive map of London
VU.CITY London is the first truly interactive digital map of London
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Benchmarking at CIPFA
CIPFA is the chartered institute of public finance and accountancy.   This is their interactive tool for 100 individual comparative data sets (but this is charged for)
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What Works Centres
This initiative aims to improve the way government and other organisations create, share and use (or ‘generate, transmit and adopt’) high quality evidence for decision-making. It supports more ..
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Local authorities that are making the most of research
This Evidence Paper from the knowledge navigator project both identifies the factors that make for successful collaboration between local government and the research community
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Local Government Knowledge Navigator
Evidence to support closer and more productive engagement between the research community and local government in the UK
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The data evolution: a data maturity framework to help local government get more from their data
A data maturity framework that is developed into a self assessment tool to monitor data maturity of use in local authorities
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Digital Economy Act 2017 – Data Protection Changes (legal interpretations)
Summary of Digital Economy Act by Bird and Bird which affects data protection
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Open Data in Cities - European portal initiative
Use of open data in London one example alongside other European Citie
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Open innovation with data at the Open Data Institute (ODI)
ODI Leeds (open data institute) is an independent not-for-profit organisation funded by sponsors from local authorities, government, commercial, and academia, who all believe in the power of open..
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Sixth sense training courses on local government and administration
Identified by Fife Council on the Knowledge Hub as being a useful and supportive training strategy
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Pennsylvania social networks, group boundaries promoting the spread of ideas
Counter intuitively, they finds that increasing the span of people's business networks to increase the spread of knowledge across organizations may ultimately result in less-effective knowledge ..
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Research officer career in Wales
One page description of what a Research Officer in Local Government Does
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LARIA Charter: individual commitment and professional development
LARIA is the local area research and intelligence association.  The Charter is an individual commitment and a professional development tool rather than a Standard’s Code.  Purpose of LARIA member..
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National Occupational Skills and Standards
Search for skills wanted e.g research, data analysis
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Fife Strategic Assessment
Example of information about an area
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Promoting change through research: the impact of research on local government
Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on how research is defined and organised between different Local Authorities
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Getting evidence into action - "What Works" Scotland
Broad approach to the question of What Works for public service reform. Know -­‐ about problems; Know -­‐ what works; Know -­‐ how (to put into practice); Know -­‐ who (to involve); Know -­..
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Local Government Benchmarking (Scotland)
This site brings together, for the first time, a wide range of information about how all Scottish councils perform in delivering better services to local communities, including the cost of servic..
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Reflections and learning from the Fife collaborative action research
Highlights learning from the co-produced Fife collaborative action research (CAR) programme that took place between 2015 and 2017
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National Infrastructure Commission - report from citizen research
Suggested example of good communications, published report from Britain Thinks
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Strengths Weakness, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) assessments in strategic management
Swot analysis - the collection and portrayal of information about internal and external factors which have, or may have, an impact on business
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Using Research Evidence
This guide is aimed at decision-makers in government, charities, voluntary organisations, professional membership bodies and local authorities working in UK social policy and practice. It is not ..
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Tackling poverty and reducing inequalities in Leeds
Plan by Leeds City Council on Tackling poverty and reducing inequalities
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StatsUserNet community (Office of National Statistics - ONS)
The purpose of is to stimulate engagement between users, and between users and producers of official statistics. The site has news of interest to users, materials relating to relevant events, dis..
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Research, Policy and Planning commentary
Openly accessible journal of the Social Services Research Group (SSRG)
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Research in Practice for adults
Our aim is to support people working in social care and health to improve outcomes for adults, their families and carers.
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Research in Practice for children
Mission to champion evidence-informed practice in children’s services
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Making Research Count initiative
Making Research Count (MRC) is an English initiative that facilitates the dissemination of research findings between academics, practitioners, carers and users in the social care field
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Knowledge Hub
Knowledge Hub community consists of over 150,000 public service professionals and their partners who use Knowledge Hub to exchange ideas and solutions and share good practice and innovation.
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Intelligent Efficiency in West Midlands
Leaders need information and intelligence to understand what is happening now and to plan and monitor priorities in the future. Partnerships work best when there is a clear vision or agreement on..
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Get started with data
Research suggests that only 13% of data projects reach completion, and of those that do, only 8% of leaders report being completely satisfied with the outcome. It’s therefore essential to kick of..
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