The UK Open Government Forum are encouraging voluntary and community organisations to join their network of civil society organisations. .
Open government is the idea that government works better for citizens when it is transparent, engaged and accountable. .
The network allows voluntary organisations to play a role in developing the processes needed to open up government budgets, contracts, datasets, decision-making, information, policymaking and public services.
The winners of this year’s Compact Awards have been announced at a ceremony held by Compact Voice last night in Westminster. .
The ceremony, attended by over 100 guests, was hosted by Simon Blake OBE, Chair of Compact Voice, and attended by Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society.
A couple of months ago, Southwark launched its independent Early Action Commission. The benefits of “early action” – shorthand for the idea that helping people to manage health and wellbeing issues is better than managing a crisis later on – are widely accepted. Yet until now, translating this into concrete action has not been straightforward.
In this blog post, we look at why early action matters so much, what is happening in Southwark and what the future holds for early action approaches.