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  • One Digital Partnership – Vote for us in the Tech4Good Award
    One Digital is delighted to be a finalist for this year’s AbilityNet Tech4Good Award. One Digital is a unique digital skills partnership that has successfully worked with more than 11,000 people across the UK. “I got a job! Because of the help the Digital Champion gave me. When I got the  job I went in […]
  • Amenia supports tenants to get online in Gwynedd
    In Gwynedd, Citizens Online is working with Digital Communities Wales to ensure there is ongoing support through “digital champions” for people in Gwynedd to develop their digital skills and do more online. Ameina is a Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) Rent Officer, helping tenants with their rent issues and with moving into new locations. Ameina deals […]
  • Digital Gwynedd Newsletter
    Find out how Digital Gwynedd team has been helping people to get online Download the Digital Gwynedd newsletter
  • Brighton & Hove Spring newsletter
    Find out what the Brighton & Hove team has been working on during the last couple of months. Read the Digital Brighton & Hove Spring Newsletter here  
  • Brighton & Hove January newsletter
    Find out what the Brighton & Hove team has been working on during the last couple of months. Read the Digital Brighton Hove January 2017 Newsletter here
  • One Digital Test and Learn is a great success
    The One Digital team has created an infographic to celebrate a successful collaboration to support digital skills using Digital Champions. Find out more about One Digital here, and read the text of the infographic below. A version of the graphic and text in Welsh is also available below. ’Mae’r tîm One Digital wedi creu inffograffeg […]
  • Community Fibre Partnerships- Grant scheme for schools
    Technology is shaping the modern world, from creating more engaged citizens through to driving global growth and finding solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges. That’s why BT has made a long term commitment to build a culture of tech literacy in the UK – starting with the next generation. For information about the scheme […]
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  • Natalie helps learner to navigate the benefits system
    Mae Natalie yn Aseswr Porth Maes gyda CAB (Cyngor ar Bopeth). Yn ogystal, mae’n hyrwyddwr digidol gyda Gwynedd Ddigidol ac am helpu pobl sydd angen cyngor budd-daliadau neu i ddefnyddio’r rhyngrwyd. Un o gleientau Natalie yw Gwennan, mam sengl plentyn anabl a ddaeth i weld Natalie yn uned symudol CAB. Roedd Gwennan eisoes wedi gwneud […]
  • Digital Champion Dan helps learners get online
    Digital Champion, Dan shares his experiences of helping people to get online. Please click here to view the video
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  • Improvement Network
    The Improvement Network is a partnership website which promotes collective knowledge and expertise on key improvement issues. It helps build capacity of public sector managers and practitioners.
  • Must-Knows on Health and Wellbeing
    Councils can have a tremendous impact on health – through sports, open space, housing, planning, social care and a range of other services. However many members are largely unfamiliar with the territory of health services. They will increasingly be required to get involved, particularly through the new health and wellbeing boards. These 20 ‘Must Knows’ are designed to provide the key information members need, in bite size chunks.
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  • 4. What do you know about the health profile of your area and the wider determinants of health that impact on your population?
    To intervene effectively to improve health and reduce inequalities between different groups, you need to understand the baseline you are working from and the broad social and economic factors that influence people’s health. Different public health interventions impact differently on different populations. To understand why and to take a strategic approach to health improvement, you need a detailed analysis of your population’s health and an explanation of the variations between different groups, seen in a social and economic context.
  • JSNA core data set
    The Department of Health commissioned the Association of Public Health Observatories to draw together a core dataset of indicators to assist partnerships in preparing their JSNA. Further information on each indicator is provided either within this document or in the official ‘Handbook of Definitions’ for the National Indicator Set.
  • Getting the best of Health and Wellbeing Boards - Health and Wellbeing Board Information Resource
    This document brings together information about publications and websites which should be of value to Health and Wellbeing Boards. We are keen to further develop the resource, so if you have any comments or suggested additions, do please contact:
  • Development support for health and wellbeing board members
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  • Ashridge Virtual Learning Resource Centre
    LG Improvement and Development has partnered with Ashridge, a leading international business school, to allow you access to their Virtual Learning Resource Centre (VLRC). Find learning guides, career materials, book reviews and industry reports.
  • Equality frameworks
    This section contains information on Equality Frameworks for different sections of the public sector, and tools and information to assist with data mapping.
  • 20. What do you know about health and wellbeing boards?
    Health and wellbeing boards offer the opportunity for system-wide leadership to improve both health outcomes and health and care services. They will have a duty to promote integrated working, and their core purpose is to drive improvements in health and wellbeing by promoting joint commissioning and integrated delivery.
  • 19. What do you know about the role of your Director of Public Health?
    Your Director of Public Health will be the central figure in organising the transfer of the public health function from the PCT to the local authority. This is likely to be a complicated and difficult process, involving the transfer of large numbers of staff, while at the same time keeping the public health function going, including dealing with any issues of public protection and safety. Your DPH will need a lot of understanding and support at what will be a stressful time.
  • 18. What do you know about safeguarding vulnerable people?
    The term ‘safeguarding’ covers a whole range of multi-agency activities to protect vulnerable adults and children, beginning with dignity and respect and ultimately aimed at upholding people’s fundamental right to be safe, while respecting their right to make choices. It involves empowerment, protection, justice and includes the whole community.
  • 17. What do you know about scrutiny of health and wellbeing?
    Government policy is moving in the direction of greater local accountability with ‘lighter touch’ regulation from the centre. This means an increased responsibility for councillors in ensuring that their electorates are in a position to hold them and other public services to account.
  • 16. What do you know about involving citizens, service users and carers in health and wellbeing?
    nvolving users and carers and members of the public in assessing needs, developing strategies and planning and commissioning services can both increase democratic accountability and improve services.
  • 15. What do you know about performance management, regulation and inspection?
    Performance management is one way elected Members and chief officers can ensure the quality and effectiveness of their council’s work and allow the public to make judgements about services. At a time of significant change and a loosening of national regulatory systems, the performance management carried out by individual councils of their own work is increasingly important.
  • 14. What do you know about evaluation?
    Evidence-based practice (see the ‘Must know’ on evidence) is only half the story of a systematic and rigorous approach to commissioning that will improve health outcomes and be cost effective. To use evidence to underpin practice, but not to evaluate its effectiveness is short sighted. As innovations are implemented, it is crucial to evaluate them carefully so that they can add to the evidence base.
  • 13. What do you know about the impact on health and wellbeing of the council as an employer?
  • 12. What do you know about mainstreaming health and wellbeing across your council’s work?
    Research on the causes of poor health and health inequalities between different population groups increasingly shows the connections between people’s social and economic circumstances and their health status. The Marmot review on health inequalities in England made recommendations in key policy areas where action is likely to be most effective in reducing health inequalities.
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  • So we are on way way out of The European Union

    The option to Vote has now driven us out of The Union.

    We now have to take the advantage and not carry on blaming ourselves or others.It was a shock the way it went BUT GET OVER IT.

    The European Union is an organisation that tries to represent Europe.
    It is now nervous that a country has dared to take control of themselves.

    It will not be easy to deal with them because they want us to fail.
    We will not fail and maybe others will split away.That is their biggest fear.

    Northern Ireland now needs to be used as a trade Area to negotiate with Europeans direct.Taking advantage of its doorstep location with Southern Ireland. The UK needs to lower corporation rates to be the same as Ireland.This will be an advantage for all business.

    We need to create a small coordinating and marketing organisation and use CBI and Group Trading organisations to promote Great Britain.The commonwealth needs to be a bigger part of our trade. Our main objective must be to trade globally.
    The social legislation and general laws need to be rewritten and but back into British Law. Maybe a 5 year project.There is going to be lots to sort. In the meantime we can still use Modified European Law and call it that.

    For Info
    The European Union is a politico-economic union of 28 member states. It has an area of 4,324,782 km², and an estimated population of over 508 million, and operates through a hybrid system of supranational ... Wikipedia
    Area: 4.325 million km²
    Founded: November 1, 1993, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Headquarters: City of Brussels, Belgium
    Unemployment rate: 9.6% (Apr 2015) Eurostat
    Government debt: 87.4% of GDP (2013) Eurostat
    Largest city: London
    Founders: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands, Germany

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