Local public service transformation: what works, the challenges and the barriers

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NLGN is delighted to invite you to our forthcoming event ‘Local service transformation: what works, the challenges and the barriers’, in partnership with the Public Service Transformation Network (PSTN), City of York Council and Local Government Yorkshire and Humber (LGYH). This will take place on Monday 16th June 2014, in York.

The Government has made it clear that councils should be taking the lead in service integration locally, by working collaboratively to co-design new solutions with a range of local partners and with central government. A “whole-place” approach to local service transformation, as demonstrated by the Whole Place Community Budget pilots, has the potential to improve outcomes radically for local people and deliver better value for money for the taxpayer. Government is now seeking to further promote these more integrated forms of delivery, including through the Transformation Network’s support to local areas and specific funding via the Transformation Challenge Award (launched on 2 April).

This interactive session will hear from representatives from the Whole Place Community Budget pilot areas, setting out what these new approaches are now delivering in terms of integrated services, better outcomes, and public sector efficiencies. Invited partnerships include Cheshire West and Chester, Greater Manchester, Sheffield and Lewisham. Attendees will also take part in practical challenge workshops throughout the day to identify and break down barriers to integration and service transformation.

This is an opportunity to understand how authorities and places from across the country are taking integration forward, to put your questions to the experts, work together to address the barriers and feed your insights into the policy making process.