Poverty and Inequality

GM Mayor announces £5m fund to protect rough sleepers

27.03.20: Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, has announced a £5m fund to house 1000 of the region’s most vulnerable people with immediate effect. Following a meeting of the Greater Manchester COVID-19 Emergency Committee, an &lsqu...

UK2070 report published exposing “over-centralised” system

27.02.20: The UK2070 Commission has published its final report ‘Make No Little Plans – Acting At Scale For A Fairer And Stronger Future’ today (Feb 27) at MediaCityUK in Salford. When issuing the report Chair Lord Kerslake called on...

PM announces extra £236m to end rough sleeping

27.02.20: An additional £236m in funding has been announced by the Prime Minister today (Feb 27) to help get rough sleepers off the street. A new independent advisor, Dame Louise Casey, has been appointed to lead an urgent review into the cause...

Vulnerable children to benefit from new government plans

25.02.20: A dedicated school leader will be assigned to vulnerable children in every school across the country under new plans published today. (Feb 25) Changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools will be introduced following a co...

Ep 9. Greater Manchester's bright future, Eamonn & Andrew - GMCA

20.02.20: Our first podcast episode with two guests took us on the road to the TfGM offices where we spoke to two representatives from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Chief Executive Eamonn Boylan and Andrew Lightfoot, Strategic Director &ndash...

UK authorities call for devolution to ‘end Whitehall hand-outs’

10.02.20: Key UK councils have united to put pressure on Whitehall for ‘radical devolution’, to pave the way for the levelling up of cities and regions across the whole of the UK. Core Cities UK and London Councils have joined forces to c...

£112m rough sleeping fund announced for councils

28.01.20: Government has announced £112m in funding for councils to support rough sleepers into accommodation. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has today (Jan 28) set aside a £112m Rough Sleeping Initiative fund...

£3m fund to aid jobcentres supporting the homeless

13.01.20: New £3m funding will allow jobcentre staff to accompany outreach teams on the streets to speak to people sleeping rough, helping them to claim their benefits, find new work, secure stable accommodation and director them to additional suppo...

Up to £165m in funding announced for Troubled Families

06.01.20: Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP announced yesterday (Jan 5) that a funding pot of up to £165m will be made available to support families with deep rooted problems. Intensive support for some of the most vulnerable families in...

Northern Powerhouse 'best bet' to address economic inequality

16.12.19: Dominic Harrison, director of Public Health and Wellbeing for Blackburn with Darwin Borough Council, spoke to PSE about the Northern Powerhouse and what’s missing for Northern Councils. I think the Northern Powerhouse has underpe...

£845k in charity grants supporting disabled people in London

05.12.19: One London charity has been awarded £248,000 in funding to develop accessibility in jobs and services for disabled people. City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, presented the money to Business Disab...

Greater Manchester has closed the regions educational gap

04.12.19: New figures from the Department for Education shows that Greater Manchester has now closed the educational equality gap between local young children eligible for free school meals and the rest of the country. The statistics mean that 56% of...

Nottingham City Council to house hundreds of homeless

22.11.19: Nottingham City Council is tackling homelessness in the city by working to make more homes available to them. In addition to exciting housing stock, 70 more properties will be bought following a loan agreement between the council’s Ex...

Stop School Hunger campaign launched in Wales

18.11.19: A grassroots charity from Wrexham in Wales are calling for government to urgently increase free school meals allowance by 80p. According to the award-winning community charity, TCC (Trefnu Cymunedol Cymru / Together Creating Communities), c...

‘Extensive’ health damage from climate change for world’s children

14.11.19: The Lancet has released a comprehensive yearly analysis called Countdown on Health and Climate Change, tracking progress across 41 key indicators in collaboration with 120 experts from 35 institutions including the World Health Organisation (WHO...

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Economic Resilience Fund worth £500m announced by Welsh Gov

30/03/2020Economic Resilience Fund worth £500m announced by Welsh Gov

First Minister of the Welsh Government Mark Drakeford has announced a new £500m fund today (Mar 30) to further support the Welsh economy. ... more >
Second round of £10m Urban Tree Challenge Fund open

30/03/2020Second round of £10m Urban Tree Challenge Fund open

Round of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund opens today (Mar 30), which enables local councils and community groups to apply for a share of £10m... more >
GM Mayor announces £5m fund to protect rough sleepers

27/03/2020GM Mayor announces £5m fund to protect rough sleepers

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, has announced a £5m fund to house 1000 of the region’s most vulnerable people with immedia... more >

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this... read more >

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Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been th... more > more last word articles >
Economic Resilience Fund worth £500m announced by Welsh Gov

30/03/2020Economic Resilience Fund worth £500m announced by Welsh Gov

First Minister of the Welsh Government Mark Drakeford has announced a new £500m fund today (Mar 30) to further support the Welsh economy. In addition to the wider economy, businesses a... more >
Second round of £10m Urban Tree Challenge Fund open

30/03/2020Second round of £10m Urban Tree Challenge Fund open

Round of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund opens today (Mar 30), which enables local councils and community groups to apply for a share of £10m to fund tree planting in urban areas. Opened... more >

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What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

17/03/2020What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Stephen Bahooshy, Senior Commissioning Manager and Nicky Selwyn, Carer and Service User Group Chair, Croydon Council.   Here it is, that age old question: What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service? (Or maybe we just made that up, whatever). But it’s true though, right? We w... more >
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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues that community-led initiatives are a productive way of helping to solve... more >
Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

19/06/2019Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, highlights the Granite City’s determination to play a leading ... more >
A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

13/06/2019A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

A fifth of the country’s public sector workers say they have NEVER received a ‘thank you’ for doing their job as Public Service... more >

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need to invest in technology to help make better use of their resources. Bu... more >
Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

17/12/2018Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

One of the public sector’s key technology partners has recently welcomed a new member to its team. Matt Spencer, O2’s head of public ... more >
New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

05/11/2018New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

The new chief executive of one of the new unitary authorities in Dorset has outlined his approach to culture and work with employees, arguing tha... more >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

On 6 September, the biggest decision-makers of the north joined forces to celebrate and debate how to drive innovation and improvement through th... more >

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