Many of our projects have resulted in publications for wider dissemination. This section lists some of these documents; others can be found in postings on individual projects. We are in the process of updating this listing and associated resources.
Jun 06 2008
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Jun 06 2008
Mutual Advantage: Working with Voluntary and Community Organisations on Learning and Skills– report on research and development project in Hampshire, Sandwell and Wigan, on the opportunities and implications for the voluntary sector and the LSC of the new learning and skills agenda. Project report for Department for Education & Skills, published April 2001.It features:
- Part 1 report, featuring key messages for Local Learning and Skills Councils and the voluntary sector, and lots of examples of capacity building and partnership working in practice ( pdf – 597 KB)
- Part 2: case studies from project areas (Hampshire, Sandwell and Wigan) and other parts of the country (Birmingham, London, Norfolk and Yorkshire), and resources to help users review the roles voluntary organisations can play, strengthen partnership working and identify sources of funding for capacity building. ( pdf – 556 KB)
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Jun 06 2008
The document looks at the roles that the Beacon Councils have performed in support of local business and the added value that they have created, before going on to review factors underlying their success. Whilst each area is very distinctive in terms of its industrial structure and community, there are common themes which help explain the difference they have made. The report finishes with a set of key messages for local authorities, central government and business audiences.
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May 31 2008
Web links were provided for all items mentioned. Signposted documents included not only official publications and websites but also a variety of other materials which help readers ‘keep up with and ahead of the game’.
Each Digest featured notes on a handful of key developments in recent weeks and a section dedicated to LAA matters. These are followed by a fuller list of documents, tools and other resources – ranging across central and local government; climate change; community empowerment; community safety; children and young people; economic development, skills and worklessness; health; housing; neighbourhood renewal and social exclusion; planning & transport; rural development; and the third sector. There were also cross-cutting themes of efficiency and improvement; community empowerment; and equality, diversity and cohesion.
The Digest was produced for the Learning to Deliver programme (Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands) and was funded by Communities and Local Government.
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May 26 2008
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May 26 2008
Research for CLG (Department for Communities and Local Government) into factors driving changes in information, analysis and research in local government and how local, regional and national partners have been responding to these (with Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion – OCSI – and Demographic Decisions). Recommendations related to:
- streamlining and opening up access to data
- improved packaging of datasets and analyses to meet user needs
- action to avoid pitfalls in accessing and comparing data from related websites
- improvements in national indicator sets to reflect what is needed and measurable at locality and neighbourhood levels
- promotion of good practice in data sharing and use of geodemographic classifications
- action to develop skills amongst researchers and analysts, including a skills framework and support for use of applications such as cost benefit analysis – as well as steps to encourage ‘intelligent customers’, influencing how decision-makers view and use what analysts have to offer
- embedding local research and analysis functions in the search for improved services and outcomes in local authorities and partnerships
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