issues can be a problem, but this is one area where beacon councils can
being awarded the status since it began, and a 34% increase in applications
for round five. Apart from the conferences and open days where information
is exchanged, the element of 'mentoring' for other councils is an important
part of the process of sharing best practice.
What is being offered is the experience of 63 councils, working across ten
themes from round five.
Better local public transport
Crime and disorder partnerships
Promoting sustainable tourism
Services for older people
Supporting social care workers
Transforming the school workforce
Mentoring opportunities are available for both elected members and officers
from local government authorities, plus police and fire authorities etc.
Councils can investigate what's on offer - and approach potential mentors -
at open days taking place across the country from September onwards. Click herefor more details or telephone 020 7296 6587 at the Improvement and Development Agency.