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One hundred days for early action: time for government to put prevention first

Author:
COMMUNITY LINKS. Early Action Task Force
Publisher:
Community Links
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
78
Place of publication:
London

This collection of essays by expert commentators develops practical recommendations which a newly-elected government could adopt in their first 100 days in office to put an early action approach at the centre of their work, or risk the future of important public services. It argues that, while the government will face many challenges, in almost every area there should be the same strategic choice: prevent now or pay tomorrow. Early action will not only reduce the demand for public services it will also deliver greater wellbeing and fairness and promote growth and opportunity. Areas of intervention addressed include: parenting and children; mental health; and social security. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Towards effective prevention: practical steps for the next Government

Author:
SLOCOCK Caroline
Publisher:
Community Links
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
20
Place of publication:
London

This paper aims to brief policymakers on early action – intervening earlier at all points in people’s lives, not just in early childhood - to prevent costly problems from arising later. The paper sets out a framework for an early action strategy, which combines three key components: building support for early action goals, developing long term plans to deliver them and investing in early action. It suggests two overarching social goals, namely people living healthier, happier and independent lives, including in their advanced years and equal access to good mental and physical health, and economic and social opportunities. It advocates ten year social and capital investment plans, while identifying short termism as a barrier to early action and calls for better information on what is being spent to aid transparency, increased investment in early action, incentives to break down institutional silos that prevent effective action and encourage collaboration and integration and innovation, with more action at local level, to find better ways to address social problems and unlock people’s potential. The paper also explores what an early action strategy might look like in practice, focusing on older people as one example. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Looking forward to later life: taking an early action approach to our ageing society

Author:
HORWITZ Will
Publisher:
Community Links
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
53
Place of publication:
London

The Early Action Task Force, a group of leaders led by the charity Community Links, put forward their ideas to help build a new vision of ageing. They suggest nine ways in which society will have to change to bring about this vision to increase well-being and provide a good later life. These include: promoting positive attitudes to ageing; abolish age-related benefits; changing attitudes towards (Original abstract)

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The triple dividend: thriving lives: costing less: contributing more: the first report of the Early Action Taskforce

Author:
COMMUNITY LINKS
Publisher:
Community Links
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
48p.
Place of publication:
London

Government spending has been cut over the last year but the rhetoric from the top has been no less sympathetic to the preventative approach. The Early Action Task Force has said the conventional language of 'prevention' used around early action projects presupposes problems, victims and perpetrators, and called for the use of a new language of 'readiness' associated with assets and strengths. This report makes a number of recommendations to government, including ring-fencing spending on early-action projects; setting up an early-action fund centrally held by the Treasury; and creating a ‘minister for early action’. The report also calls on government to explore guarantees or insurances on social impact bonds to stimulate the public to invest. Meanwhile, charity funders are encouraged to consider the optimum point for intervention each time they fund, by developing a “one step sooner” mindset. The report also calls on funders to collaborate on developing a shared evidence base with consistent measurement of early-action projects. The report also recommends that new language around early action needs to be developed, saying the language of ‘prevention’ is pessimistic, reductive and discouraging, while the language of ‘readiness’ is motivating, optimistic and aspirational.

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Deep value: a literature review of the role of effective relationships in public services

Authors:
BELL Kate, SMERDON Matthew
Publisher:
Community Links
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
72p.
Place of publication:
London

Deep Value is a term coined by Community Links that captures the value created when the human relationships between people delivering and people using public services are effective. In these relationships, it is the practical transfer of knowledge that creates the conditions for progress, but it is the deeper qualities of the human bond that inspire self-esteem, unlock potential and erode

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Out of the ordinary: learning from the Community Links approach to social regeneration

Author:
ROBINSON David
Publisher:
Community Links
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
64p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Community Links is a large local multi-purpose community organisation. It works with over 30,000 vulnerable children, young people, adults and older people in 21 centres across east London, and delivers much of its work through Community Hubs (neighbourhood-based centres where the local community is engaged in identifying and meeting local needs). This report explains the Community Links approach...

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Working alongside: Community Links and ATD Fourth World's 'Need not greed' discussion groups on the benefits system

Author:
MCGOLDRICK Maeve
Publisher:
Community Links
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
24p.
Place of publication:
London

This paper reports on the findings of three workshops organised to better understand the experiences local residents of London living in poverty and to develop appropriate solutions and recommendations to improve the current social welfare system. The workshops explored participants views and experiences in five main areas: their experiences of the benefits system, how easy it is to fall into the benefit trap, barriers to formal employment, government welfare reforms and media and government portrayals of people on benefit. The main findings are summarised and recommendations provided. Recommendations include suggestions that participants would help them move out of poverty, off benefit and into secure employment.

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Investigating links between racial harassment and (un) employment and employability in the black and minority ethnic communities of the London Borough of Newham

Author:
CORREA Rodrigo
Publisher:
Community Links
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
46p.
Place of publication:
London

This report includes a quantitative study, collecting statistical data on the numbers of racial harassment cases and information about services accessed for support if they have been racially harassed, and a qualitative study using in-depth interviews with 108 people: 71 residents who have experienced racial harassment which has affected their employability, and a further 35 to investigate the issue of under-reporting.

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Not just tea and bingo: community provision for older people in Newham

Author:
MANN Kulbinder
Publisher:
Community Links
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
42p.
Place of publication:
London

This report begins with an introduction. Section 2 sets out facts and figures and identifies key national and local policies. Section 3 describes the range of services provided by voluntary and community organisations. Section 4 is about service users. Section 5 gives conclusions and recommendations.

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Unconditional leadership: a principle-centred approach to developing people, building teams and maximising results

Author:
ROBINSON David
Publisher:
Community Links
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
78p.
Place of publication:
London

Intended for the busy leader in any walk of life who intends to do better. This is a practical book about leadership with attitude. Taking a principle-centred approach to leadership it concerns itself with unleashing the potential of the individual and building successful teams. It is illustrated with the experiences of the author, who is co-founder of Community Links and with references

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