Essex Fire and Rescue has taken an innovative approach to funding its Firebreak programme, through crowd-funding. By utilising a finance initiative like crowd-funding it was hoped that the Fire Service will be able to help more young people in...

Essex, Hampshire and Surrey are three places working to build capability and develop systems of leadership based around collaboration. Essex Essex is looking to run a Leadership Collaborative to strengthen collaborative leadership and whole system...

The impact of domestic abuse can be huge for victims, their families and the surrounding community. For the sake of victims and to make best use of resources, we cannot afford duplication or gaps between agencies. Partners across Essex realised...

Domestic abuse can destroy people’s lives and can have a devastating impact on victims, their families and wider communities. Partners in Essex recognise that no single agency can address this complex issue in isolation and so they have worked...

The Network's Michael Contaldo reports back from the first Peer Assist event held by the Public Service Transformation Network. The aim of a “peer assist” is to bring together a small number of localities to share their experiences of a particular...

After being convicted of fraud, Janet trained as a peer mentor for other offenders. She explains how the programme, which provides tailored support depending on individual needs, has changed her life. Read the full case study here.

I attended the third LGC Transformation Summit in Reading last week. This event brought together people from councils and some private sector organisations to network and learn from each other. It was also an opportunity to work together on some...

Overview Joint commissioning and a partnership approach to early intervention and prevention aims to reduce reoffending across Essex focusing on specific target groups. Key Outcomes: • A reduction in reoffending rates • Less fear of crime and less...

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Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt today (17 October 2014) announced the winners of a £75 million fund which will improve frontline services and save taxpayers over £300 million. The Fire Transformation Fund, announced last March, is giving £75 million...

The Challenge Panel visited Essex in July to see first-hand the results of partnership projects designed to improve the lives of local residents. The Panel is reviewing how local public sector partners are remodelling services around the needs of...

As part of the evidence gathering process, Challenge Panel members are visiting 13 places across the country. Panel co-chair Pat Ritchie and Panel member John Young reflect on their visits to Essex and Cumbria earlier this month. The visits to...

After identifying domestic abuse as a significant and costly problem in Essex, public bodies and their partners are working one-on-one with the perpetrators to change their behaviour .

The new Public Service Transformation Network is working with 33 upper tier local authorities, covering 22% of the English population. PSE heard more about its work from its director Robert Pollock . The Public Service Transformation Network...

Developing a partnership approach to helping perpetrators change their behaviour Anthony (not his real name), aged 24, has a history of domestic abuse, and was referred to the Essex Change programme by Children’s Social Care who had concerns about...

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Area : 3,465km² Population (2011): 1,729,200 Website: Whole Essex Community Budget Check area updates for Essex Programmes & Projects Skills for Growth We propose to redesign 16-24 year old vocational skills provision so that it is more locally and...

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