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The Prospects Trust is a well-established local charity working with people who have learning disabilities. They provide provide training and work opportunities in horticulture, organic market gardening, and off-site garden services. They were one of the runners-up in the National Lottery ‘People’s Millions’ competition in 2013. Recent years have seen the Trust grow, not least in …View full post
Following a procurement process we have been commissioned by the University of East Anglia (UEA) to evaluate the operations and impact of the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF), the regional venture capital fund in the East of England backed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It offers £30m of private and public monies, aimed …View full post
Have you tried to use Universal Jobmatch to access data on job vacancies? If so, you may have been shocked and dismayed by what you found. Universal Jobmatch (UJ) is intended to be a “new best of breed online service” for jobseekers and employers, intended to transform DWP’s labour market services, automatically matching jobseekers to …View full post
How are local authorities and their partners using data and evidence to square the circle of dramatic reductions in resources set against rising population needs and expectations? The Alliance for Useful Evidence (A4UE) commissioned Educe to report on how local authorities and their partners are seeking to make more of a difference through better use …View full post
On Friday, 22 March the Guardian’s Public Sector Network ran a live chat on plans for What Works Centres, which are being promoted by the government to improve evidence for decision-making in a number of policy fields, including Local Economic Growth. Derrick Johnstone was one of the panel members, along with Sam Markey from the …View full post
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