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All you get is a blank white screen- no way to go forward or back, nothing you can do but sit there and study a big white blankness...
like nobody is home...
you get the same with…Continue
'delivering community action' sounds very neat and tidy - this is an update on the active safer communities programme/project
'The new home for community activism will mean no one will be more than two clicks away from simple, easy to use practical help and resources. Our great public servants will be able to get out of…Continue
to help the voluntary sector do public business. Is it new new money, or is it recycled? I'm getting a bit lost in all these 'new' funding pots. "Innovation" is so last century as well!
DH has published the 8 categories where the voluntary sector could bid.
Added by Kate Gordon on July 21, 2011 at 13:37 — No Comments
A bit too lacking in detail to know how impressed one should (or shouldn't) be. So, what were the barriers that needed busting by a civil service juggernaut? I could guess, but it seems a bit pointless to issue a report that leaves you none the wiser. (That word 'flaky' is going to…Continue
Added by Kate Gordon on July 21, 2011 at 0:23 — No Comments
Whenever I read these press releases, two things go through my mind:
'You vill be empowered…Continue
Added by Kate Gordon on July 21, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments
"In terms of impact measurement, Kanani admits it can sound “flaky”
That's certainly what came to mind when I read the article about the…Continue
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Added by Kate Gordon on July 15, 2011 at 0:59 — No Comments
Cabinet Office White Paper released, following yesterday's speech.
Added by Kate Gordon on July 12, 2011 at 8:53 — No Comments
later this afternoon in East London.
Wonder if he's going to say anything new?
"The proposals would allow service providers to make profits in some areas like getting people off benefits and into work, but not in others such as health care."
Clearly a reflection of the backlash against Liberating the…Continue
Added by Kate Gordon on July 11, 2011 at 6:49 — No Comments
Information received from a former workmate re: getting involved in 2012 through volunteering in sport locally. 'Sport' has a wide definition in this context, and volunteering includes setting up and running of local clubs/groups, stewarding, reffing, etc.
Added by Kate Gordon on July 8, 2011 at 7:16 — No Comments
Following the first Think Tank Seminar Series on 1st July 2011 at UCLan. We want to build on the momentum with NWCAN and provide community activists and grassroots groups with a space where you can discuss, contribute, and most importantly grow an International Institute for Community Leadership based on…Continue
Added by Rebecca Steel on July 7, 2011 at 12:42 — No Comments
A community cafe in central Brum .. sounds like a contradiction in terms, but the menu looks good, as do their objectives. Has anyone been there?
Fletchers Walk near the floozie, by the Town Hall.
Added by Kate Gordon on July 6, 2011 at 21:58 — No Comments
Added by Kate Gordon on July 4, 2011 at 13:15 — No Comments
Campaigners for disabled people are considering legal action against the Government over proposed cuts to Disability Living Allowance (DLA), they said today.
full article can be found at legal action threatened over disability cuts
Added by helen wheeler on July 2, 2011 at 15:38 — No Comments
Duty to cooperate
Not all planning decisions can, or should, be made at a neighbourhood or local level. In many cases there are very strong reasons for neighbouring local authorities, or groups of authorities, to work together on planning issues in the interests of…
In my last blog posting, I claimed that politics was presently moving away from the notion of win-win, towards win-lose politics where competition would replace cooperation and that key players would seek two or maybe three rounds of compete-punish-counterpunish.
I made this prediction based on the recent behaviour of greedy bankers, public service cuts and the backlash of protesters, strikes and job loses. I still believe…Continue
"Office for Civil Society gives former strategic partners new advisory…Continue
As you can see from this some coalition squabbles may slow this down and cause some bottlenecks but I'm sure it will be implimented on time http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13707390
Added by kevin Frayne on June 9, 2011 at 11:28 — No Comments