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2017

A new direction for Meals on Wheels
A new direction for Meals on Wheels

Neel Radia, national chair of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC), discusses the findings of new research into Meals on Wheels provision. It highlights a worrying trend for this service, but also shows ways for local councils to continue to provide Meals on Wheels without breaking the bank.

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Leading the way in renewable energy and low carbon transport
Leading the way in renewable energy and low carbon transport

We spoke to Barbara Whiting, Lead Officer Renewables Enterprise and Environment, and Tom Henderson, Service Manager Fleet Operations, both from Fife Council, in a bid to learn more about their work with renewable energy and their hydrogen bin lorries – something that they believe may be a world first.

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Devolution and the frontline
Devolution and the frontline

Whilst questions hang over devolution deals, APSE’s Mo Baines, Head of Communication and Coordination, explores the case for frontline services to be part of the rebalancing of the UK economy – with or without Combined Authorities.

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Enhancing independence for the elderly and vulnerable in Oldham
Enhancing independence for the elderly in Oldham

We looked at a home help service run by Oldham Council offering basic support to elderly and vulnerable residents so that they can stay independent in their own homes for longer.

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Ten years at Guildford’s Hydro-electric plant
Ten years at Guildford’s Hydro-electric plant

Chris Reynolds, from Guildford Borough Council, discusses how the local authority was able to create a hydro-electric plant from a derelict mill, enabling them to generate their own renewable energy.

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From Renfrewshire, Scotland, to William Village, Malawi
From Renfrewshire, Scotland, to William Village, Malawi

Elaine Scott, Building Services Manager at Renfrewshire Council, gives an insight into the Council’s recent experience in Malawi, where a team of volunteers went to build a new school for the children of William Village.

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Measuring up in Northern Ireland
Measuring up in Northern Ireland

APSE performance networks has been working with Northern Ireland authorities to develop a new benchmarking project, which focuses on measuring success and driving excellence in local councils. APSE’s Debbie Johns, Head of performance networks, tells us more about this exciting project.

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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

           

 

          

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