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Innovating better ways of living in later life: context, examples and opportunities

Publication 1 May 2010

The paper looks at the changing facts of ageing as both a challenge and an opportunity. The focus is in particular on the many ways in which societies are innovating better ways of living longer, better ways of providing support

The Capital Ambition guide to behaviour change

Publication 1 May 2010

Can public agencies succeed in changing individual behaviour to make society greener, healthier, more caring, less anti-social? Increasingly, local councils, health and other public bodies are trying to do this – because desirable social outcomes (or specific targets such as

Places, people and politics: Learning to do things differently

Repository entry 1 May 2010

This “learning history” was commissioned by the Leadership Centre for Local Government to give those people who participated in the government’s Total Place pilots the space to consciously reflect on their experiences. The inductive research method adopted, with the deliberate use of an open research question, was intended to enable the hi…

The End of Regeneration? Improving what matters on small housing estates

Publication 1 April 2010

This toolkit aims to encourage local authorities, housing associations and other public agencies to think differently about how to break the cycle of entrenched poverty and disadvantage on small housing estates. The ideas, approaches and lessons in this toolkit are

Innovation and ideas development – a summary

Publication 1 April 2010

This paper rounds up the work of the London Collaborative from May 2009: it includes three innovations methods, each introduced to the London Leadership Network and explored through a practical project targeting a pressing social need. The paper outlines: Highlights

Innovation in tough times

Publication 1 April 2010

This paper explores social innovation in the current context of public sector spending cuts and a revitalized drive towards efficiencies in London’s public services. It captures outcomes of two London Collaborative ideas evenings with the London Leadership Network, held in

The Open Book of Social Innovation

Publication 1 March 2010

With input from hundreds of organisations, this publication explores the methods and tools for innovation being used across the world and across the different sectors.

Innovation and value: new tools for local government in tough times

Publication 1 March 2010

In 2010, there was widespread awareness that the scale of budget cuts needed was beyond the domain of what can be delivered by traditional efficiency programmes. The key questions were how to manage the approach to efficiency? How to make

Evaluation of the National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal: Final report

Repository entry 1 March 2010

The National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal (NSNR) was launched in 2001 with the vision that “within 10 to 20 years no-one should be seriously disadvantaged by where they live”.

In 2005 AMION Consulting was appointed by the (then) Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to undertake an evaluation of the implementation of the Strategy….

The New Deal for Communities Experience: A final assessment

Repository entry 1 March 2010

This report is a synthesis of evidence presented in a series of final reports from the national evaluation of the New Deal for Communities (NDC) Programme carried out between 2001-2010 by a consortium led by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University.

The Programme, launched in 1998, is one of the most …

Total Place – A practitioner’s guide to doing things differently

Repository entry 1 March 2010

This report collates “the wisdom of a number of people who have been involved in the Total Place adventure”. There were 13 Total Place pilots in total over the period 2009-10 and the report concludes that “there is no single set of rules to follow”.

Total place: a whole area approach to public services

Repository entry 1 March 2010

This report, which was published just before the 2010 General Election that swept New Labour from power, set out the government’s ambition for “a new direction for local public services, based on extensive work over the last year by central government, local authorities and their partners.” The measures set out in this document built on the com…

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