Monthly Archives: May 2021

Cllr Sharon Thompson – Tackling Exempt Accommodation in Birmingham

20th May, 2021 / Andrew

As the cabinet member for housing at the UK’s largest local authority, one thing I quickly learned was that it’s not simply enough to assume that a roof over someone’s head solves all their problems. Tackling homelessness is of course very high on the agenda, but the quality of accommodation and the support on offer ...

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Jonathan Bland – launching the ‘Procurement to Partnership’ online Toolkit

20th May, 2021 / Andrew

The response to Covid-19 highlighted the importance of social enterprises and the wider social sector in communities across the country, and in some areas has led to innovative new models of partnership. However, all too often, innovation and meeting the needs of people and communities is held back by a rigid application of procurement rules, ...

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