July 2015

Mystery shopping of online information and advice services

30 July 2015

Mystery shopping of online information and advice services

Earlier this year, ADASS in the West Midlands commissioned a piece of work to find out what authorities in the region were planning to do to meet the Care Act I&A requirement online and then, post April, to test the facilities put in place through a ‘mystery shopping’ exercise. Read More

Have your say on a new qualification for care commissioners

30 July 2015

Have your say on a new qualification for care commissioners

The Care Act places new and significant responsibilities for care service provision on commissioners. Skills for Care is working with ADASS and other key stakeholders to develop a career framework for commissioners to ensure the learning needs of this part of the workforce are addressed. Read More

LGA have launched phase three of the Economic Growth Advisers programme.

23 July 2015

LGA have launched phase three of the Economic Growth Advisers programme.

Through the programme councils can bid for £7000 funding to cover up to 14 days expertise from one of LGA's pool of experts. In this phase of the programme LGA are looking for projects that will help councils implement their economic growth priorities. Applications are welcome throughout the financial year Read More