RESEARCH BRIEF A focus in public policy on place and places is important. By virtue of every place having a different set of circumstances – its economy, its workforce, its civic realm – for better or worse, a policy’s impact will vary across the country. For instance the consequences of upcoming changes in the UK’s […]
Neo-localism isn’t a neologism. It has been in use for some time in human geography circles. A quick google search tells you it was coined by Wes Flack and refers to the idea of promoting and preserving community identities and cultures. Wanting to place it into a UK political context, we have what you might […]
To some health and social care integration offers the ‘holy grail’ of financial sustainability. To others it is a way of moving the locus of care away from the acute sector and towards the community. A minority even suggest it is an attempt by one service to take over the other. Amongst the many rationales […]
The current mental health system is failing children and young people. Whilst in almost all areas of health and care reform the dominant trend is to encourage people to be more independent and resilient, in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), something has gone badly wrong. This report argues for reform of the mental […]
A new research report by public service reform think tank Localis shows that NHS and council workers have a clear perception both of what characterises the public service ethos and what effect private sector involvement has had on public services. The publication A New Public Service Ethos, sponsored by Grant Thornton UK LLP, surveyed 1415 […]
With local government funding becoming heavily squeezed in recent years, local authorities have attempted to utilise a range of methods in order to achieve better value for money. Across the sector, councils have adopted a number of different approaches to service transformation in order to make service delivery more efficient. This report, conducted by Localis […]
Localis has published a new report Is cash king? Examining the importance of cash for local economies and communities, sponsored by Cardtronics. Cash has been a constant in human interaction for many centuries, so it can be hard to believe that its fundamental role in all our lives might be under threat. But recent years […]
Localis and Grant Thornton LLP today publish a new report Making devolution work: A practical guide to local leaders on the mechanics of devolution deals.
Barnet Council describe their successful cross-agency approach to help people into work
Localis have launched a major new report that explores the rise of entrepreneurialism in local government.