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Digital Inclusion - it's about confidence and capacity; not training

I’m just back from two great days in East Suffolk delivering digital inclusion sessions in Lowestoft and Felixstowe. These sessions were a pilot for East Suffolk Councils to find out what works before they roll out a wider digital inclusion programme for residents in the districts. 944 more words

Digital Inclusion

The importance of voluntary sector research

Dan Corry is Chief Executive of charity think tank and consultancy NPC, following a varied career in public policy and economics. He was a member of the ESRC’s Research Committee until September 2016. 884 more words

Society

Barnet Council claims £31m savings with Capita – and not an auditor in sight.

By Tony Collins

It’s commendable that Barnet Council has published much material on its three-year review of a £322m 10-year outsourcing contract with Capita.

More than a dozen council reports and appendices cover every aspect of the contract. 2,222 more words

Campaign4Change

Scottish councils facing over half a billion pounds of funding deficit, Accounts Commission warns

Scottish councils could face a combined funding gap of £553 million by 2018, according to a new report from the Accounts Commission.

The Commission has said that, based on figures from 2015-16, local authorities are currently in good financial health, but have found that there could be… 103 more words

Early learning and childcare: What you told us

Over the summer, Audit Scotland ran a survey to try to capture the views of parents and carers about their experiences of early learning and childcare in Scotland.  417 more words

General

A comms guide to the 'sorry not sorry' statement

Is it ever OK to respond to a breaking story about a mistake your organisation has made – with a joke?

A BBC story about Cardiff Counci… 655 more words

Social Media

"Dear Sir – about this data sharing ..."

Twenty-six UK businesses, academics, professional bodies and civil society leaders have today published a letter in the Daily Telegraph expressing concerns about the current state of the “information sharing” provisions of the… 794 more words

Technology Policy