Whole Place Community Budgets are redesigning an affordable local public sector, using the knowledge of local leaders and managers. Based on geography not organisations, they will evidence how to reduce cost, improve outcomes and focus on customers.
At the 2011 LGA Conference the government launched its community budgets pilot programme. This was followed in October 2011 by publication of the Community Budgets Prospectus:
Community Budgets Prospectus – on the Department for Communities and Local Government website
The LGA, in conjunction with HM Government, have produced a guide to whole place community budgets which can be found here:
The guide describes how partnerships between public sector organisations in four areas, Essex, Greater Manchester, West Cheshire and the London Tri-borough (Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster), piloted a new approach to local public service transformation during 2012.
The pilots will describe new delivery models that:
Pilots' proposals and operational plans were finalised at the end of October 2012.
There are also 14 councils in a challenge and learning network:
To speak to an LGA officer about the whole place pilots please contact:
Further information on whole place community budgets can be found on this dedicated website: http://communitybudgets.org.uk/
Whole Place community budgets – on the Knowledge Hub
15 May 2013
To accompany the Guide to Whole Place Community Budgets the LGA with the Office for Public Management has designed and published an online resource. It includes much of the same content about the work of the four pilots and the learning they have generated, and enhances it with testimony from those involved in the form of quotes and video interviews.