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The housing offer of the LG Group South West Improvement and Efficiency Programme – housing programme Andrew Winfield, Improvement Manager 29 March 2011.

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1 The housing offer of the LG Group South West Improvement and Efficiency Programme – housing programme Andrew Winfield, Improvement Manager 29 March 2011

2 The LG Group housing offer The recent history The IDeA and peer review From inspection to sector led improvement The LG Group peer challenge model The LG Group offer to local government

3 The IDeA Created 1999 Counterpoint to Audit Commission’s role For and of local government - part of the family Supporting improvement, innovation and delivery of excellent public services

4 Peer Review – the history Key driver of our improvement strategy for the sector Over 500 completed Pioneered use of peers for ‘sector led improvement’ ‘Critical friend’ approach – not an inspection Types: Corporate, Healthy Communities, Diversity, Housing, Planning, FRS operational etc. ‘Diagnostic’ approach using benchmark of an ideal authority

5 IDeA strategic housing programme IDeA Strategic Housing programme (CLG funded by £3.3 million) 2007 to early 2009 Successful programme that engaged all SW local authorities and involved most of them in programme delivery Included: development economics seminars, preparation and support for Audit Commission inspections, county-wide seminars, peer reviews, Gypsy and Traveller programme etc. Programme co-ordination with Planning Advisory Service

6 LG Improvement and Development and housing Strategic housing benchmark updated Housing peer challenges and peer reviews delivered this year Recent developments - Peer review of ALMO - Strategic housing peer review incorporating economic development

7 Shift from inspection regime to sector led improvement Audit Commission housing inspections Housing management and strategic housing Local authorities, ALMOs and RSLs Coalition Government and end of Audit Commission What next?

8 LG Group peer challenge offer What does local government needs for post inspection age? Consultation shows strong support for: -councils responsible for own performance -stronger accountability to local people to drive improvement - councils collective responsibility for sector performance

9 Peer challenge offer Tailored to needs of individual council More flexible approach Focus on improvement Using ‘best’ peers Modular approach

10 Peer challenge offer Free corporate peer challenge to all councils – every 3 years – from April 2011

11 Additional modules Housing Planning Productivity Area based Children’s and adults safeguarding Supporting the local economy Big society NHS reform Community safety

12 Collaborative working Planning Advisory Service HCA CIH Future partners?

13 Thank you For more information contact Andrew Winfield, Improvement Manager Tel


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