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Creating a 'Data Lab' - NPC

Creating a 'Data Lab' - NPC | Public Services and the Third Sector | Scoop.it
This is an exciting time to be helping organisations access data for impact.
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NPC's scoping review of the areas in which additional Data Labs could be opened (substance misuse, physical health and employment and benefits). Considers barriers to setting up data labs.

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Third Sector Research Centre - The third sector delivering employment services

Third Sector Research Centre - The third sector delivering employment services | Public Services and the Third Sector | Scoop.it
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Links to all our research on the Work Programme

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Most vulnerable jobseekers 'too costly' for Work Programme providers

Most vulnerable jobseekers 'too costly' for Work Programme providers | Public Services and the Third Sector | Scoop.it
Welfare firms admit they are focusing on 'easy customers' according to new research into flagship coalition initiative
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Excellent Guardian report on our Work Programme research drawing attention to creaming and parking behaviour and low resources available to help the most disadvantaged

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Charity finance news - Charity consortium formed to bid for rehabilitation contracts

Charity finance news - Charity consortium formed to bid for rehabilitation contracts | Public Services and the Third Sector | Scoop.it
A consortium of major charities in the North of England has been formed to bid for prisoner rehabilitation contracts following the Justice Secretary's rehabilitation reforms announced in the Queen's speech on Wednesday.
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Similar fears of vol sec being squeezing out as in Work Programme

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The role of the third sector in delivering public services: what we know and what we’d like to know

The role of the third sector in delivering public services: what we know and what we’d like to know | Public Services and the Third Sector | Scoop.it
James Rees Inlogov and TSRC recently held a stimulating and well attended seminar involving guests from University of Illinois at Chicago. It was a great opportunity to share knowledge on the role ...
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Very general comment about the role of third sector in public services

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Shaw Trust unveils twelve-point plan for the future of employment support for disabled people - News in Media centre - Shaw Trust

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Influencing the Future of Work Choice post 2015

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The power of data: Is the charity sector ready to plug in? - NPC

The power of data: Is the charity sector ready to plug in? - NPC | Public Services and the Third Sector | Scoop.it
What is it about data that is creating so much interest? And are we, as individual charities, and as a sector, engaging with it as we should? This paper aims to answer these questions, drawing on NPC’s experience working with charities in this area.
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Important from NPC: new briefing encouraging charities to become more engaged with data. The paper outlines some of the key initiatives and benefits relevant to charities, whilst also acknowledging the barriers which charities face in making use of data.

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'Our probation mutual bid is all about self-help'

'Our probation mutual bid is all about self-help' | Public Services and the Third Sector | Scoop.it
Alan Travis: The ex-probation chief bidding to run community rehabilitation says creating a joint venture with a company owned by offenders as well as staff, is key to cutting crime

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Update on the staff mutual to bid for services in Transforming Rehabilitation in the south east

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Sarah Billiald says that there is a remarkable overlap between desistance and mutual/self-help evidence base.

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Will voluntary providers be able to deliver under the Work Programme?

Will voluntary providers be able to deliver under the Work Programme? | Public Services and the Third Sector | Scoop.it
We need more information on how the voluntary sector is participating in the Work Programme, says TSRC
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Early report on our Work Programme research expressing worries that the third sector's potential contribution would be under-utilised

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Charity finance news - 399 charities seek to take part in government's probation reforms

Charity finance news - 399 charities seek to take part in government's probation reforms | Public Services and the Third Sector | Scoop.it
The government has announced that 700 organisations, including 399 voluntary sector organisations, are competing to take part in its Transforming Rehabilitation programme which will see probation services contracted out of the public sector.
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Reminiscent of the announcement of the Work Programme provider list - "a triumph for the Big Society"?

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