Category: Skills & Capacity

Benchmarking voluntary sector engagement on skills

Benchmarking Voluntary Sector Engagement with the Learning and Skills Council 2005report  reviewing the engagement of voluntary and community organisations with local Learning and Skills Councils in the South East – a follow up to the development of the South East Compact for Learning and Skills agreed by RAISE (the regional voluntary sector network in the South East) and the LSC.

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VCS mapping in Luton & Bedfordshire

Mapping voluntary and community organisations in Luton and Bedfordshire ( pdf 139KB) report on mapping research to identify VCOs with a potential interest in services to be provided by Luton and Dunstable Partnership’s ESF Capacity Building Project, aimed at building capacity within the sector in addressing worklessness. Involved interviews, desk research and an on-line survey.

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Making the most of Local Strategic Partnerships

Educe were members of the team which provided support for local authorities and their partners in Local Strategic Partnerships in the West Midlands in 2007/09: the Learning to Deliver (L2D) programme. This was an initiative of the Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands, funded to help strengthen delivery of Local Area Agreements.

Part of role was to act as an improvement adviser with West Midlands LSPs, as well as supporting work specifically on economic development and worklessness aspects of the L2D programme as a whole. The latter led to our role in relation to the West Midlands regional worklessness network (see separate details).

The other aspect of our contribution to L2D was the production of briefings and guidance material on key topics for LSPs. These included:

  • current awareness digest for LSPs and LAAs (each issue features developments in policy and practice relevant to people playing key roles in driving change and improvement) – final issue, November 2009 ( pdf 339KB)
  • Five Steps to Better Outcomes  ( pdf 583KB) a guide to delivery planning, assisting local partners in making a success of Local Area Agreements, working out how best to achieve community outcomes.

and briefings on:

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