The Little Things
All posts from: January 2012
With youth unemployment at an all time high it is easy to see why apprenticeships are seen as a high priority for the government. However even though the public sector account for some 20 per cent of the national workforce, they employ less than 10 per cent of all apprentices. Heather Challinor at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service talks about how they are trying to re-address the balance.
Creative solutions using technology can make a real difference to services but how do you come up with the ideas? Kent Connects’ team recently ran a development solutions day working with the public to come up with solutions to problems they were facing
Tackling harassment of disabled people can often be a difficult task, with people often unsure how to pursue it. Sunderland City Council’s leader Paul Watson explains their new ARCH system, designed to support people in reporting hate crime
The localism agenda is moving ahead at Wyre BC through planning policy and business development, Garry Payne, chief executive at Wyre explains why they are intent on devolving influence to a local level
Getting people interested in how their council works is a key aspect to promoting localism, getting children interested is twice as hard, Cllr Martin Wilby talks about how South Norfolk Council are doing just that through their Local Democracy Week