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Squaring the Circle: useful local evidence

How are local authorities and their partners using data and evidence to square the circle of dramatic reductions in resources set against rising needs and expectations? The Alliance for Useful Evidence (A4UE) commissioned Educe to report on how local authorities and their partners are seeking to...

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Troubled families in Brighton

In response to the Government's initiative on Troubled Families, Brighton & Hove Council and partners undertook a short and sharp scoping exercise on how they should move forward locally. Alongside in-house research, mapping of service provision and customer journey analysis, we were commissioned to review...

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Place Advisor – Improvement and Efficiency

The final stage of our Place Advisor work with Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands (IEWM) involved advice to the Coventry Partnership, in support of their IEWM-funded improvement project. This project involved qualitative research with young men (aged 16-35) in one part of the City, seeking...

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National data service for local government

The Local Government Association (LGA) wished to establish what steps might be needed to ensure local government in England has access to good quality data and information to help improve services and outcomes for local people. This may support needs assessment, service planning, performance management, informing...

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Working Neighbourhoods Fund two years on

Derrick Johnstone was commissioned as a Local Improvement Advisor (LIA) to help the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) gather a picture of the use and impact of the Working Neighbourhoods Fund (WNF). This Fund was established by DCLG and the Department of Work...

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Carbon Connections evaluation

Carbon Connections was a low carbon innovation development fund led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). It was one of 11 three-year projects supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), under the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) between 2007 and 2009. Educe were...

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Working Neighbourhoods Fund Evaluation Scoping

The Working Neighbourhoods Fund (WNF) was established by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in 2008, with allocations to 65 local authorities to help them and their partners tackle concentrations of worklessness. We were members of a...

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East of England Faiths Council evaluation

The East of England Faiths Council serves to enable the major faith traditions represented in the region to input to regional strategy and issues, act as a hub for information and advice for the sector, and more widely to promote the contribution of faiths to...

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