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But self-confessed ‘localist’ won’t force government’s reform agenda on sector
Council fund to support social enterprises.
New paper on employee owned mutuals looks at a new way to help councils save cost
Department of Health to extend funding of social enterprises
Extra civil servants drafted in as government pushes for more employee-owned spin offs
All land owned by PCTs will be transferred by 2013 with knock-on effects for councils and social enterprises using that land.
The application of procurement law to the development of social enterprises from within public bodies is fascinating
Since the coalition came to power just over a year ago there has been mounting pressure on local authorities to embrace social enterprises
The third sector has attracted interest from across the political spectrum as a way of helping councils improve services at lower cost
Health and social enterprise
As demographic changes put increasing pressure on care services, funding reductions loom and health services reform get under way, LGC is asking councils for their views and plans on commissioning, personalisation and demand management - today is your last chance to take our survey
Lansley aims to give frontline staff control with social enterprises and mutuals.
Around the web archive
Social enterprises are gaining ground in local government as their flexibility, according to the latest Capsticks action learning event reviewed progress. Anne Gulland reports
The Capsticks Blog
Robert Francis QC said that the focus of the Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has been relentlessly on the need to protect patients from unacceptable and unsafe care. One of the ways to help protect patients is to better value the views of the persons who have actually used the service. They have front-line experience, they have been in the trenches.
Public Sector Partnerships
Community libraries aren’t a new idea. Back in 2006 the Big Lottery Fund invited local authorities to apply for funding with the aim of helping libraries to consider new ways of working as well as to improve accessibility and service provision
The preferred legal form of the future Local Healthwatchs is social enterprise…but, how do you leave the comparative safety of being inside a ‘parent’ organisation for life without a safety net? Are you equipped to function effectively as a business and retain your social mission?