If "culture eats strategy for breakfast" then maybe you may have to grow a culture of collaboration in the next generation of public sector workers to gain true collaborative transformation.
So it is exciting to learn, in the news item below, that instead of there being Northamptonshire Police Cadets, Ambulance Cadets, and Fire Cadets there is a single "Emergency Services Cadets" organisation.
Here is the rest of the news and collaboration jobs from the last few days...
Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils yesterday gave their final endorsement to a devolution deal. Read more >>>
The Greater Lincolnshire devolution deal worth £450 million looks set to be off for good after it has been formally rejected by two of the ten local authorities. Read more >>>
Communities and local government secretary Sajid Javid has withdrawn the Norfolk and Suffolk devolution deal after it was rejected by local councils. Read more >>>
The sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) lack robust plans to deliver savings and should make more use of integrated working, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has said. Read more >>>
Birmingham City Council's planning director Waheed Nazir explains the importance of partnerships between private companies and public bodies in moving the city forward. Read more >>>
A review of a controversial contract between Barnet Council and private company Capita has revealed overall savings of £31m and high levels of resident satisfaction. Read more >>>
Blue Light Transformation
Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has confirmed he intends to make use of new government legislation which allows PCCs to take responsibility for the fire service. A business case for the PCC to become the fire authority is now being explored. Read more >>>
The Emergency Services Cadets have now expanded and from September will be delivering a combined Emergency Services curriculum allowing our young people to develop skills across our Emergency Services as well as important social and life skills. Read more >>>
Health & Social Care
MPs say contract was 'undermined from the start by poor commercial expertise, a lack of realistic pricing, and weak oversight'. Read more >>>
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething AM is today (Thursday 17 November 2016) launching a new training resource that will help provide better, more consistent care and support for people with dementia in Wales. Read more >>>
A new information-sharing agreement looks set to improve children’s care services across England. The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) and Ofsted have agreed to share information with a view to improving each other’s intelligence of local authorities children’s services. Read more >>>
As a result of the merger, the new Sovereign will become a 55,000-home housing association. With a strong regional focus, the new social business can better serve the needs of existing residents by continuing to invest in homes and services as well as being able to build more affordable homes for people in housing need across the south. Read more >>>
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