Matthew Taylor says the challenge is to enable what happens in the NHS – the ‘industrial system’ – to succeed while also becoming more aligned with the wider ambition of the social model
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If you sit round the council board table today, you might see your chief executive scratching their head over the Office for Local Government (Oflog) and your housing director getting to grips with the Social Housing Regulator.
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Natasha Langleben questions how many councils know how to apply to the Accelerating Reform Fund for Adult Social Care and asks if a portal promoting partnerships would help boost grant applications.
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