Tag Archives: Solace

Social Investment… the answer to all our woes?

Blog post by Philippa Mellish, SOLACE Policy Manager I’ve just arrived back to the office from a roundtable discussion, jointly hosted by SOLACE and BDO, on how local government can harness social investment for social goals. The seminar is part … Continue reading

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How fundamental will change really be?

By Michael Burton, editor of The MJ I have been covering the local government sector for a quarter of a century and while I have seen immense change I have also encountered much that has not changed, not least at … Continue reading

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Yes we can

Tom Stannard, Director of Policy and Communications, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council The Chancellor is all about growth.  Plan A, we are told, will deliver it, without question.  The Business Secretary, likewise, is all about growth.  His new plans for … Continue reading

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“Healthy Communities – Perspectives of Public Health”

Blog by Caroline Tapster, Chief Executive at Hertfordshire County Council It is very rare that Government reforms are universally welcomed by the local government sector, so when they are I think we know that they are onto something worthwhile. The … Continue reading

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Brave Boards

Blog post by Phil Swan, Programme Director, Shared Intelligence Lord Crisp’s call for more hospitals to close is a useful and important contribution to the debate. As the former NHS Chief Executive he knows only too well that there is … Continue reading

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Community Ownership: A risk worth taking

Blog post by Graeme McDonald, Director of Policy and Communications, SOLACE Community ownership is heralded as one of the big ideas for the future. Public services owned and delivered by the community can be more responsive, provide greater choice and offer … Continue reading

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The public health transition: a big bang or damp squib?

Blog Post by Phil Swann, Programme Director, Shared Intelligence and Proposition Facilitator The public health challenges facing the country were cogently set out in the Marmot Review. Locally some communities face particularly pressing problems and many local authority areas encompass … Continue reading

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