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The Sins of the Pathway

Systems change. A word that may be exactly right in one situation may not be appropriate in its new context. If this is not pointed out, then unhelpful associations may be imported and alter expectations or practice. 1,790 more words


Things We Found In The Fire

It’s a sign of the times that, following a dearth of sombre posts, two should need to come along in succession. The last, written in the wake of the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack is followed now – so very regrettably – by another, scribbled in the aftermath of the North Kensington inferno. 838 more words

Conference announcement - Being complained about: What can we do to support public services employees?

On Tuesday 5 December 2017, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, Queen Margaret University, and the University of Glasgow will be hosting a one day conference on the impact of complaints on the health, well being, and performance of public service employees who have been subject to a complaint… 212 more words

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Vital Tax Debate Has Barely Begun

(Featured image credit: Justin Tallis/Getty)

So, the latest cat is out of the latest bag – in this case huge funding cuts to 10 large London resulting, according to the… 507 more words

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Bridging the Gap Between Young People and Politicians

Some good news.

I’ve been working with Global Diversity Positive Action (GDPA) an organisation based in Huddersfield which has a particular focus on unleashing the potential of young people who may have been denied opportunities by mainstream agencies. 414 more words

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What a topsy-turvy world

Maybe I’m getting just a bit long in the tooth, but the longer I live the more I despair of the lack of respect and appreciation for those most deserving. 431 more words


Ombudsman - 2016 Report (Co. Meath)

Official figures show that 95 number of complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from residents of Co. Meath who feel they have been unfairly treated by public bodies. 383 more words

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