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Office of the Third Sector announced today that the Big Lottery Fund will manage a new £30m programme. The Community Assets Fund will enable community–led third sector organisations to take on under–used public buildings, by offering grants for refurbishment.
The Prime Minister has today (29 March) announced Machinery of Government changes to the Home Office and the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
Hilary Armstrong and the Prime Minister hosted a breakfast at No.10 with seven frontline workers as part of the Public Service Reform Conference 2007. The aim of the breakfast was to talk to a range of frontline workers who work across public services – and find out about the new approaches they are using in their daily work.
Citizens' views about the future of public services were presented at a major conference in London, bringing to a conclusion the ground-breaking deliberative research process conducted as part of the Government's Policy Review. Leading research company Ipsos MORI also presented the findings of research carried out around the country and at a Citizen Summit held on 3 March at 10 Downing Street. Participants were asked to put themselves in the shoes of ministers – and to make choices and vote on some of the key issues affecting the way in which public services will develop.
The Prime Minister has set out the future policy thinking that will help the country meet the challenges in tackling crime and managing security, immigration and community cohesion over the coming years. Building on Progress: Security, Crime and Justice, the second in a series of publications arising from the Government's Policy Review, was launched at the Public Service Reform Conference: 21st Century Public Services – Learning from the Front Line.
The National School of Government is hosting a further international conference, following the successful Public Service Reform conference held in June 2006. The Conference, focusing on the way we deliver public services in the future here and in other countries, provides a unique opportunity for senior politicians and other influential leaders from front line delivery to speak alongside the Prime Minister.
An £80m fund to award grants to small community organisations leads the Budget announcements for the sector. There will also be greater opportunities for Futurebuilders funding, and good news for social enterprises around community investments.
The Cabinet Office Social Exclusion Task Force has released new information revealing that over 140,000 families in England and Wales are at risk of permanent social exclusion and need targeted personalised services aimed at whole family issues. Hilary Armstrong, Cabinet Minister for Social Exclusion, announced a review into how to reach families at risk at a conference with health and social service workers in Brighton. She was joined by Pat McFadden, Social Exclusion Minister.
The Prime Minister, Chancellor and Cabinet Ministers have set out the challenges for the next ten years and beyond for public services at a launch in East London. The policy review paper Building on Progress: Public Services is the first of six papers to be published by the review, which has spanned government departments involving Cabinet and Ministers since last October. It builds on progress and also focuses on consumer power, personalised and more tailored public services for all.