Where are the homes this winter?
COVID has shown we need even more affordable housing and further government initiatives to tackle rising levels of homelessness made worse by the pandemic’s economic impact, writes Robert Pollock.
Councils v Coronavirus: plan beats no plan
Coronavirus scenario planning exercises with councils have revealed insights into the types of decisions local leaders will need to take to support their communities, says Robert Pollock.
The Prime Minister must fix the Special Educational Needs funding system
The system of ‘misaligned incentives’ for Special Educational Needs, with local government as the ‘funder of last resort’ is fundamentally flawed, says Robert Pollock.
Social investing can achieve significant value for local taxpayers
Local impact investing provides a smarter alternative for councils looking to generate a return, argue Vidhya Alakeson and Robert Pollock.
An ecosystem is emerging outside of government which, Robert Pollock writes, is putting co-designed and outcome-oriented services into practice
An emergency shot in the arm for local health and care
However controversial, reconfiguring hospitals is the right policy direction to resurrect health and social care, writes Robert Pollock. But policy is only credible if backed up by the resources and capability to deliver it.
Creating a smarter state
Robert Pollock describes how innovation and collaboration will improve service delivery in the long-term
Co-ordinated intervention means delivering better outcomes for people, as Robert Pollock explains
A co-design for life
Robert Pollock of the Public Service Transformation Network, outlines how the unit will work with localities to drive the agenda for reform.