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Bath and North East Somerset Council supporting HIV awareness campaign

08.11.19: Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Public Health team is supporting AgeUK’s campaign to raise awareness of the rising rate of HIV in the over 50s. There are currently more than 100 people living with HIV across Bath and Nort...

Greater Manchester tech to transform care with £7.5m investment

06.11.19: Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) are collaborating to invest £7.5m in new technology innovation. A number of suppliers have been appointed to star...

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol invoked for rough sleepers

06.11.19: Stoke-on-trent City council has today initiated their Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) The emergency measures are there to help and protect rough sleepers during the coldest and most difficult periods of the year. The council...

Multi-million-pound investment in Occupational Therapy at the University of Sunderland

06.11.19: The University of Sunderland will now be responsible for producing an army of professionals dedicated to supporting service users with interventions that improve their daily lives. The University now delivers a full cycle of health programm...

Bristol becomes first city to sign up to Mental Health at Work commitment

05.11.19: A number of Bristol organisations have launched a new programme to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their employees, and they are encouraging other organisations to join them. 39% of employees have cited work as contributing to th...

Care leavers in Leeds benefit from new DIY SOS scheme

30.10.19: An innovative pilot project has been launched during National Care Leavers’ Week, by Child Friendly Leeds ambassador ENGIE and Leeds City Council is giving Leeds care leavers a helping hand to live independently. The scheme, known as...

Review set to look into serious and organised crime

29.10.19: The government have announced a review is being implemented to look into ways of boosting the response to threats such as county lines, people trafficking and drugs. The review, the first of its kind to be carried out, will be led by Sir Cr...

Government commits £12m investment to boost nation-wide youth projects

25.10.19: Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced that youth projects across the country will gain a £12m investment as part of the Government’s pledge to help young prosper and widen their opportunities. The boost of funding include...

Liverpool’s first council care home in 25 years to open this week

23.10.19: The first of two, Liverpool City Council commissioned care homes to be built in over 25 years, is opening later this week. The city council committed to the £8m Brushwood on South Parade in Speke to meet the demands for dementia care...

Government announces £19m fund to support young people leaving care

23.10.19: Support programmes for young people leaving care, totalling £19m, announced today (Oct 23) ahead of National Care Leavers Week. To mark National Care Leavers Week, education secretary Gavin Williamson, has announced new cross-governme...

One in three children with vision impairments missing out on specialist support

22.10.19: Since 2017 thousands of children with vision impairments have had to suffer from cuts or frozen funding for specialist education services, a new report by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has said. Despite the rise in the...

Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

22.10.19: A Rough Sleeping grant of £1.9m has today (Oct 22) been awarded to 6 projects involving partnerships between Local Authorities (LAs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The government funding will go towards testing models that...

Government to protect domestic abuse survivors with local council support

21.10.19: Local councils to provide life-saving support to domestic abuse survivors thanks to new legal duty announced by Government. From next year, every council in England will have a legal requirement to support individuals who have endured domes...

Multimillion-pound Waltham Forest transformation unveiled

17.10.19: Transport for London (TfL) and The Deputy Mayor for Transport, Heidi Alexander, have today (Oct 17) joined Waltham Forest Council and the City of London Corporation to unveil a key part of the multimillion-pound transformation of Waltham Forest....

The Health Foundation calls for government overhaul for a healthy society

16.10.19: The Health Foundation has today (Oct 16) urged government to consider policy changes to housing, transport and education after new report shows a risk to the future of young people. The report, A heathy foundation for the future, calls for...

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Living Wage Foundation calls for employers to join as UK Living Wage rises

12/11/2019Living Wage Foundation calls for employers to join as UK Living Wage rises

The Living Wage Foundation has announced a new UK Living Wage hourly rate of £9.30 per hour, an increase of 30p per hour. The new Lond... more >
A week until the People’s Powerhouse Event

12/11/2019A week until the People’s Powerhouse Event

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Cheshire East Council on track to achieve £1 billion target in visitor economy by 2020

12/11/2019Cheshire East Council on track to achieve £1 billion target in visitor economy by 2020

Recent survey reveals Cheshire East is thriving as tourism continues to boom. The visitor economy has increased by £43m compared to the pre... 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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Prevention: Investing for the future

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Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource... more > more last word articles >
Living Wage Foundation calls for employers to join as UK Living Wage rises

12/11/2019Living Wage Foundation calls for employers to join as UK Living Wage rises

The Living Wage Foundation has announced a new UK Living Wage hourly rate of £9.30 per hour, an increase of 30p per hour. The new London Living Wage has risen to £10.75 per hour,... more >
A week until the People’s Powerhouse Event

12/11/2019A week until the People’s Powerhouse Event

In a week’s time, The People’s Powerhouse will be in Sunderland hosting their jam-packed ‘this is the North’ convention. The event will see the coming together of div... more >

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Social value shouldn’t be some scary, omnipotent phrase. It’s time to make a difference.

01/11/2019Social value shouldn’t be some scary, omnipotent phrase. It’s time to make a difference.

Following a survey of public sector organisations and their incorporation of social value into the procurement process, in partnership with Wates and the Social Value Portal, Public Sector Executive’s Matt Roberts evaluates one of the clea... 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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