Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Reallies is a not-for-profit national partnership that is passionate about providing smart procurement and asset management solutions to deliver social housing projects on time and on budget.
Formed by three regional housing consortia, Procure Plus, Efficiency North and CHIC, Reallies was born out of a common belief that by working together, more can be achieved for our members and their communities.
Collaborative working is in our DNA. We work together using our combined scale and expertise to produce the best possible purchasing efficiencies for all our regional members, both large and small, generating huge savings.
The surplus cash generated by our super-efficient way of doing things is used to fund innovative employment and training schemes that give people from priority groups real skills and experience, helping them to get a foot in the labour market; changing their lives, strengthening our communities and closing the skills gap in our sector.
Our staff are experts with specialist knowledge who provide regular face-to-face support to ensure construction and maintenance projects are planned in detail and delivered on time and to the best standard.
Jointly, Re:allies is responsible for the repair and upkeep of over 1.5 million properties across the UK.
Accessibility is the name of this game. Web designers are getting better at addressing the issues, but general awareness of accessibility requirements is still low. This is worrying – websites that are not currently accessible are potentially breaching the Equality Act of 2010. One of the first places to look for help should be the Government Digital Service (GDS), which provides help, advice and guidance on legislation regarding accessibility.
It is surprisingly easy to start meeting the government’s accessibility requirements.
The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.
Poppy Welch looks at the role of local authorities in setting a green driving agenda and the schemes available to councils across England