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LGA responds to report on lack of social care

05.12.19: Age UK has today (Dec 5) published a report on the effect of a lack of social care, citing that it has resulted in 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS between this election (Dec 12) and the previous one (June 8 2017). The report explains t...

£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...

Buckinghamshire schools leading the way in sustainable travel

28.11.19: Two Buckinghamshire schools have been awarded for their sustainable travel by a national scheme sponsored by the Department of Transport. The schools have been recognised for their work with encouraging children and young people to walk or...

Epping Forest District Council approve £4.5m air ambulance airbase

27.11.19: A proposed £4.5m air ambulance airbase in North Weald, as part of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) service, has received planning permission from Epping Forest District Council. Construction on the new facility is set to be...

£60m in Scotland Mental Health funding allocated

26.11.19: In September last year, the Scottish Government announced over £60m investment into additional school counselling across Scotland. It has been announced today (Nov 26) that an agreement has been reached between the Scottish Government...

TUC calls for large-scale investment in local services

25.11.19: £1.4bn less a year is being spent on key local services than in 2010 according to new analysis published today (25 Nov) by Trade Union Congress (TUC). TUC is calling for large-scale investment in local services as North West council s...

Tackling child to parent violence at South Tyneside Council

25.11.19: Cllr Joan Atkinson, Lead Member of Area Management and Community Safety at South Tyneside Council talks about the council’s approach to violence within families. Today (Nov 25) sees violence against women in the spotlight marked by th...

Cornwall Council announces new sexual health services

21.11.19: Following a consultation, Cornwall Council have announced today (Nov 21) more availability will soon be made for sexual health clinics and an online service. The service will come from Brook and their online partner SH:24 from December 2019...

National Autistic Society opens first of its kind autism centre

21.11.19:   The National Autistic Society Northern Ireland has opened a new autism centre this week (19 Nov) to meet the needs of autistic people and their families. TV star and mum of autistic twins, Christine McGuiness opened the first of...

Mayor of Liverpool launches appeal to help feed the hungry this Christmas

19.11.19: The Mayor’s Hope Fund has launched an appeal for donations of tins, packets and UHT milk and juice to stoke the shelves of foodbanks in the city with Christmas approaching. Liverpool City Council have set up multiple collection points...

Queen’s University Belfast receives £1.25m to develop prostate cancer treatment

19.11.19: Queen’s University Belfast and The University of Manchester have been awarded £1.25m by Prostate Cancer UK and Movember to continue advancing treatment for prostate cancer as part of the Belfast-Manchester Centre for Excellence. ...

1 in 3 adults were in a collision or near miss on the road in the past year

18.11.19: Road safety charity Brake has revealed new research that nearly a third of adults were in a collision, or had a near miss, with a vehicle on a UK road in the past year. The findings from a survey of 2,000, has been published to highlight the lev...

“Sector-leading” mental health services announced for Greater Manchester’s students

18.11.19: A new mental health service aimed at Greater Manchester’s students is to be announced at an event this evening (Nov 18). The service aims to help students overcome significant mental illness, such as psychosis, depression, personality...

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...

Safe Haven being provided for Wigan partygoers this Christmas

15.11.19: Over the Christmas period a nightlight safety scheme will be piloted in Wigan town centre to ensure partygoers stay safe and to ease pressure on front-line emergency services. The Safe Haven scheme opens on Saturday 16th of November. Wigan...

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Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

06/12/2019Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the borrowing of a further £9.5m to create another housebuilding joint venture, fol... more >
LGA responds to report on lack of social care

05/12/2019LGA responds to report on lack of social care

Age UK has today (Dec 5) published a report on the effect of a lack of social care, citing that it has resulted in 2.5 million lost bed days in t... more >
£845k in charity grants supporting disabled people in London

05/12/2019£845k in charity grants supporting disabled people in London

One London charity has been awarded £248,000 in funding to develop accessibility in jobs and services for disabled people. City Bridge... 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 ... read more >

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Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

06/12/2019Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the borrowing of a further £9.5m to create another housebuilding joint venture, following the success of its current schemes. Th... more >
LGA responds to report on lack of social care

05/12/2019LGA responds to report on lack of social care

Age UK has today (Dec 5) published a report on the effect of a lack of social care, citing that it has resulted in 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS between this election (Dec 12) and the prev... more >

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Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

14/11/2019Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

Public Sector Executive’s Matt Roberts explains how living in a modern, interconnected world, as we do, means public sector organisations cannot afford to ignore the role of data. Data is all around us in the modern age. Unseen, the d... 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

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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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