Search results for 'Housing and local services'

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  1. Health and social care integration

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    The Better Care Fund has not achieved the expected value for money, in terms of savings, outcomes for patients or hospital activity.

  2. Personalised commissioning in adult social care

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    The Department of Health now needs to gain a better understanding of the different ways to commission personalised services for users, and how these lead to improvements in user outcomes.

  3. The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme

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    UK Government says it is on track to meet target to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020. Local authorities’ ability to secure suitable school places and houses a risk to success. NAO estimate programme will cost £1.12bn by 2020.

  4. Children in need of help or protection

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    The Department for Education recognised since 2010 that child protection services are not good enough but its subsequent response has not yet resulted in better outcomes. Spending on children’s social work, including on child protection, varies widely across England and is not related to quality. Neither the DfE nor authorities understand why spending varies.

  5. English devolution deals

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    Devolution deals to devolve power from central government to local areas in England offer opportunities to stimulate economic growth and reform public services for local users, but the arrangements are untested and government could do more to provide confidence that these deals will achieve the benefits intended

  6. Local welfare provision

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    Overall spending on discretionary local welfare support by central and local government has reduced since April 2013. The consequences of this gap in provision are not understood.

  7. Accountability to Parliament for taxpayers’ money

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    The incentives on government Accounting Officers to prioritise value for money are weak compared to those associated with the day-to-day job of satisfying Ministers.