The CQC report shows that most of adult care services are good. However, quality across England is variable with only two per cent of services being rated as outstanding, much lower than CQC anticipated. Two per cent of services are currently rated as inadequate and 19 per cent require improvement.
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Most working parents of 3 and 4-year olds will be eligible for an additional 15 hours a week of 'free' childcare from September 2017. This briefing looks at the DfE implementation plans and the LA role in managing the process.
This is the first of a series of briefings discussing the consequences of tourism on the economic and social development of cities (both positive and negative) since the year 2017 has been declared by the United Nations the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
This report, co-funded by the ESRC and the Trussell Trust, is is based on a large-scale survey of food bank users. It profiles food bank users and the nature of food insecurity, and describes what drives people to resort to using food banks.
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What role does social media play in local government service provision and community engagement? This briefing explores this question and gives examples of how councils in the UK and in Canada have used social media as a means of delivering their message, and engaging more actively with service users.
An update on progress and prospects for enhanced devolution and local growth since the June general election
With their remit for wellbeing, public health, and community development, councils have a central role to play in promoting age friendly communities. Although not easy at a period of austerity, the case studies here provide lessons as to how this might be done effectively.
The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.
It is five years since the right to buy scheme was relaunched by offering larger discounts. This briefing looks at the latest quarterly right to buy statistics published by DCLG and discusses them in the context of the history of what has always been a highly politically charged scheme.