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How I learned to stop worrying and love service design

May 20, 2014 by Ingrid Koehler

I’ve just spent the past two days at the Service Design in Government Conference. An excellent couple of days.  Jonathan and I ran a workshop on service design and commissioning process. I want to start out by saying that I truly believe that service design is an important way forward…


Local elections 2014: Declaration times

May 20, 2014 by LGiU

Follow our live coverage of the local elections here. The 2014 local elections are taking place on Thursday 22 May and many councils will be counting ballots through the night. The first set of declarations are expected to be from Broxbourne at quarter to midnight on Thursday 22 May, with…



Viewpoint: Providing Care

May 16, 2014 by LGiU

Alan Long is the Executive Director of Mears Group and a member of the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce — The care worker’s diary published this week is the uncomfortable truth facing many providers of home care.  I would love to say that such a situation would…


Diary of a home care worker, Part 5

May 16, 2014 by Ingrid Koehler

Each day this week, as part of the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce, we’re sharing the week in a life of a home care worker. This first hand account from a care worker in the North East of England highlights the issues of care quality and fair pay…


Diary of a home care worker: Part 4

May 15, 2014 by Ingrid Koehler

Each day this week, as part of the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce, we’re sharing the week in a life of a home care worker. This first hand account from a care worker in the North East of England highlights the issues of care quality and fair pay…


Diary of a home care worker, part 3

May 14, 2014 by LGiU

Each day this week, as part of the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce, we’re sharing the week in a life of a home care worker. This first hand account from a care worker in the North East of England highlights the issues of care quality and fair pay…


Diary of a home care worker, Part 2

May 13, 2014 by Ingrid Koehler

Each day this week, as part of the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce, we’re sharing the week in a life of a home care worker. This first hand account from a care worker in the North East of England highlights the issues of care quality and fair pay…


Diary of a home care worker: Part 1

May 12, 2014 by Ingrid Koehler

An eloquent first hand account of life on the front line of care, part of the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce


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