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In Defence of the North East

Our recent 2012 survey results highlighted a significant regional difference in both the level of implementation and the perceived effectiveness of the Compact. The North East was one of two regions to have the most negative indicators - according to the figures, respondents felt that both the voluntary and public sectors weren’t engaged with their local Compact.

South Lakeland: Transferring Assets to Town & Parish Councils

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South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) wanted to look for alternative ways to provide public toilets across the region, as part of a drive to improve their provision and reduce costs. The consultation process undertaken by the council ensured that they engaged meaningfully with other sectors and private businesses in an effort to improve the service they were providing.

From local Compacts to the Big Picture: the Compact Voice annual survey of local Compacts explained

The decision to undertake an annual survey of local Compacts was one that Compact Voice didn’t take lightly as we knew that to do it properly would be challenging. This, the first in a short series of blogs explains the process.

Compact Spotlight on South Gloucestershire

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The Compact is working well in South Gloucestershire, thanks to the commitment of a wide range of partner agencies to work together. An active Compact group ensures that the Compact is integrated with key issues such as commissioning and Localism and that there is open and honest dialogue between partners.

Read more about how South Gloucestershire have got to where they are in this 'spotlight' case study.

Annual Local Compact Survey 2012: Results

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This is the results of our second annual survey of local Compacts. The survey was sent to every local Compact area in England, with over three quarters providing information about how their local partnership agreement was working.

The report contains detailed analysis of the results, alongside information broken down by region.

Guest blog: What does a local Compact Officer actually do?

Our latest guest blog is by Sue Beer, who is part time Compact Officer at CASE Kent. Sue works across four districts in East Kent, and the post is currently supported by a Big Lottery grant. Here Sue discusses the challenges and responsibilities of being a Local Compact Officer.

Informing and influencing the new local health landscape: A guide for local Compacts

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This guidance provides a detailed overview of the new health landscape, providing information about local health reform, how it will impact upon local Compact partnerships and what local Compacts can do to influence and engage with the new health landscape.

Braintree: Using the Compact to guide the transferring of services

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By following both the spirit and the letter of the Braintree District Local Compact, Braintree District Council has been able to successfully transfer its highly valued Health Walks Programme to Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency (BDVSA).

Kensington & Chelsea: Partnerships across borough boundaries

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The Kensington and Chelsea Compact Implementation Group are helping to guarantee that services provided by the voluntary and community sector are sustainable, with relationships remaining strong during a period of change.

 

Briefing: The case for statutory sector support for local Compacts

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This guidance addresses some previously given reasons that statutory bodies have given when they have been reluctant to sign up and give their full support to their local Compact.

It aims to challenge inaccuracies and misconceptions, and also gathers together background information about the Compact.

It also provides several examples of where the Compact has had a positive impact on local partnerships.

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