Shared Lives is a little known, but important, alternative to home care and care homes for people in need of support.
This new report argues that prisons will continue to struggle to rehabilitate offenders unless they are able to develop stronger, more positive links with their communities and economies.
We assess how the evidence base and the policy arguments around mutualisation have evolved in recent years.
Central government and local authorities are recognising that new and more strategic approaches to commissioning are vital for ensuring the long-term sustainability of public services.
Barriers and Solutions looks at the range of challenges facing services considering spinning out. It considers how solutions other than straight mutualisation.
This is a guide written from the practitioners’ point of view. It gives an honest, realistic and open account of what a commissioner or senior manager is likely to experience in the journey from in-house public service to ...
Social care is facing tough times. Social workers now deployed principally as border patrol, policing access to increasingly insufficient resources against a growing clamour of seemingly limitless need.
This background paper on Leading a City Differently offers a summary outline for those considering creative practice as an approach to reshaping relationships between key institutions, people, and services.
Dialogue in Action was the final project in the Arts and Social Change strand of the Citizen Power programme and fed into the Innovation Forum programme with city leaders.
In October 2010, the Coalition Government set a course for public spending that represented its defining mission.