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20 Tools for Innovating in Government
This handbook from NESTA offers 20 tools proven to help innovation flourish inside government, based on their work for over more than a decade
Published 18 September 2019
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Shifting power, supporting communities and reshaping public services
These five case studies from Nesta, are written by local authority innovators working with citizens to reshape public services.
Published 16 September 2019
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Transforming Outcomes for People, Places and Public Services
An article about a new community-based multi-agency approach that is demonstrating it can transform outcomes for people in Oldham and as a result is also generating savings for the public purse. ..
Published 05 September 2019
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Developing a New Model for Delivering Children's Social Care
A case study of how Leicestershire County Council developed a care placement strategy to help them improve the process for managing children in the care system, which involved working with an ext..
Published 05 September 2019
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What is Real Transformation and How do you Make it Happen?
A think piece on how transformation was delivered in Wigan Council, by Donna Hall, chief executive.
Published 05 September 2019
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Transformation in Rotherham
An article by Ian Thomas, former Director of Children and Young People's Services at Rotherham Borough Council, on his experience of transforming children's services.
Published 05 September 2019
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Case Study: West Suffolk Council solar farm and rental income
West Suffolk Council has invested in the renewable energy market and commercial rent, which has had a secondary benefit of protecting jobs and business interest in the local area.
Published 05 September 2019
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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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