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Responsible Reform: Open Public Services for All Report

23 February 2012

Responsible Reform: Open Public Services for All...

  • provides evidence that while the Big State failed to create resilient communities, the Small State is destroying what remains
  • proposes a model of reform, through the use of 'small state equality', that will build local economic and social resilience. We see this model of equality as central to our future success as a nation. And linked to this...
  • proposes a model of commissioning that bring together the best aspects of empowerment, decentralisation and accountability.


This joint report by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and North West Infrastructure Partnership (NWIP) was launched at an event in Westminster on Thursday 23rd February.

Link
Responsible Reform: Open Public Services for All 
Press Release
Blog by Daniel Silver on the Guardian website
New Start Magazine articles on 'Responsible Reform: Open Public Services for All'

 

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Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk