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Free glasses to be trialled in schools to tackle poor eyesight

Thousands of pupils will benefit from an expanded programme that provides two free pairs of glasses to improve reading and writing.

Government must act now on rough sleeping

The Kerslake Commission has made 12 recommendations to the government as part of its final report on tackling rough sleeping.

Shift in funding to local level needed for towns

The National Infrastructure Commission says that levelling up towns will require a shift in government’s approach to handing power to local areas.

Starmer sets out vision for a ‘contribution society’

Sir Keir Starmer has set out his vision of how the Labour Party will focus on providing security and opportunity to working people across the country.

Government criticised for cost of living ‘triple whammy’

Millions of families are set to be squeezed by a triple whammy of rising energy prices, an increase in national insurance, and the cut to Universal Credit.

New cross-departmental strategy needed to tackle child poverty

MPs have said that the government must now commit to a cross-departmental strategy to tackle the scale of child poverty in the UK.

2,000 pools could be lost forever by end of decade

Almost 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever by the end of the decade unless the government ‘acts now’ to replace or refurbish ageing facilities.

Training launched for mental health leads in schools

Pupils will benefit from a trained senior mental health lead tasked with identifying those who need support and improving access to specialist services.

 GB Features

Journey to the sustainable contact centre

 Jeremy Payne, Group VP, Alliances, Enghouse Interactive, explains how local government can decarbonise customer service

Digitalisation shouldn’t come at a cyber security cost

Digitalisation shouldn’t come at a cyber security cost, but it will if organisations are lax about protections, writes Sascha Giese

SME Survey: a look into the public sector

Ellie Huckle looks at the role that small businesses have to play in transforming public service delivery through their innovation

Covid-19 and the rise of collective intelligence

The collective intelligence of cities has emerged as a beacon for hope for the future of Smart Cities, writes Nesta's Oli Whittington

Encouraging better community energy action

Rachel Coxcoon, director of ClimateGuide, discusses the the role of partnership work in building community-led energy action

Meeting carbon targets through retrofitting

Retrofitting insulation works for a whole host of reasons from saving money to carbon reduction. The Insulation Manufacturers' Association explores

 Events

22/09/2021 to 23/09/2021

Join the Resource Revolution at the UK’s Leading Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition

07/09/2021 to 09/09/2021

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

Event Diary

Join the Resource Revolution at the UK’s Leading Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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