When you look at the Tri-borough Partnership article below, it
evidences that, unless merger is the desired outcome, mirror
partnerships (eg council-with-council, police-with-police) are losing
their lustre and locality-based collaborations are taking preference.
In that context, it could be time for your organisation to review its
collaborative working strategy, to test if it is still fit for purpose
in a rapidly changing world.
Here are your collaborative working news and jobs from the last seven
I wonder what
your thinking is, about the impact of the two sets of elections on your
For example, in the news item below, Dorset Council has put their
potential collaborative reorganisation on hold for the moment until
after the general election.
Maybe some fire services will be impacted by the county council
elections if they are still in local government control. Maybe there
will be a cabinet re-shuffle after the general election, with new
ministers in place who may have a different mindset on collaborative
working across health from the current ones.
Whilst you are mulling on that, here is the collaborative transformation
news and related job vacancies from the last week…
Cllr Kevin Davis, London Councils executive member for
health and leader of Kingston Council, celebrates the work being done
in the capital to integrate health and social care, but argues there is
still a long way to go. Read more >>>
The integration agenda exists to provide improvements to
the quality of health and social care provision. With this ambition in
mind, there is a need for local systems to be able to make ongoing
sensible assessments of the impact that their initiatives may have. Read more >>>
Public spending on social care in England isn’t
allocated in the same way that spending on something like health is.
It’s also not provided completely free at the point of care like the
NHS or schools. Read more >>>
This is the final call for entries for
the LGA Shared Services Map. In addition to entries
from Councils, the map is open to details of collaborations in Public
Health, One Public Estate and Fire & Rescue Services too.
final deadline is 10 March, although if you contact me, we may be able to
give you a few day longer if this has just arrived in your mail box.
are three ways in which we can support you with submitting your
data, click here for more details on how to
update existing partnership or submit a new one.
Here are this
week's collaboration news and jobs...
between the Swansea Bay City Region - made up of the local authorities of
Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, and Pembrokeshire - and the
Treasury after continuing, it is anticipated that Mr Hammond will
reference the deal in his speech on Wednesday. Read more
Partnership Homes, part of the Willmott Dixon Group, will work in joint
venture with the council’s wholly-owned subsidiary Lampton 360 to bring
forward an initial 11 council-owned sites to create 844 homes. Read more