Essex Online Partnership facilitation

Derrick Johnstone facilitated a development day for the Essex OnLine Partnership (EOLP), which brings together the IT teams across the Essex local authorities, Police and Fire to reduce costs, improve information management and develop the quality of IT services. The Partnership has evolved significantly over the...

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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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Business Brokers

Evaluation of the Business Broker Programme - final report (Brokering Business Connections) for Business in the Community (BitC) and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) on the national pilot programme, testing the role of Business Brokers supporting business involvement in Local Strategic Partnerships...

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Responding to public sector redundancies

We worked with Kevin Griffiths of Chrysalis Outcomes for Wolverhampton College to assess the likely local impact of public sector redundancies and options open to local partners to mitigate the worst effects. Questions posed of local partners included: what were their plans for restructuring and...

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Doncaster Work and Skills Plan

Derrick Johnstone advised Doncaster Council and their partners in the Local Strategic Partnership on their Work and Skills Plan. This built on the Local Economic Assessment and set out to make the most of the added value of partnership working, in the context of far-reaching changes...

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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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Supporting Evidence for Local Delivery (SELD evaluation

Key Findings report from our evaluation of the ‘Supporting Evidence for Local Delivery’ (SELD) programme, introduced by central government in 2005 to promote better use of data, research and evidence in neighbourhood renewal through the provision of technical assistance to Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) and...

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Flight of the Flamingos evaluation

The ‘Flight of the Flamingos’ was a training and development programme in Wolverhampton intended to help middle managers bring about change and strengthen partnership working, leading to improved delivery. It was piloted by the LSP’s Health and Well-Being Partnership between October 2006 and January 2007,...

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Neighbourhood management and value for money

This project sought to inform work in Barnsley to analyse the impacts, costs and benefits of neighbourhood management, focusing especially on financial aspects of ‘cost benefit’. It broke new ground and contributed to related work as part of the National Neighbourhood Management Evaluation. The level of...

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Inspire East evaluation

Inspire_East_Evaluation_2007 – assessment of the impact of the regional centre of excellence for sustainable communities in the East of England. Follows work on the evaluation framework and baseline in 2006. This involved research into the impact of Inspire East services (seminars and workshops, publications, website, etc)...

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