Listed below are some of the different ways in which you can currently access support. As other help becomes available, we'll let you know about it here.
Interface Associates is the chosen delivery partner for the Department for Education to provide support to local authorities on their work with families with complex needs.
First phase areas
First phase areas have valuable experience of setting up community budgets. You can contact them through the Community of Practice (see below).
Community of Practice (CoP)
The Community of Practice (CoP) is a platform supporting collaborative networks for those involved in local delivery: central departments, local authorities, other public bodies, frontline staff, health staff, people working in charities and the private sector who are in some way delivering for the public. There is a specific community of practice for those working on community budgets.
Total Place and Community Budgets CoP – on the CoP website
Local Government Association's work
The Local Government Association is here to support, promote and improve local government, supporting councils' work from Total Place, place-based budgeting through to community budgets. We have brought areas together to share experiences through events, communications and of course this resource. We also represent your interests to central government.
Central Government support
Although we're in a new world we shouldn't forget the lessons learnt on our previous journeys. The Total Place website details the experience of those involved and publishes the outputs including:
- Total Place: a practitioner's guide to doing things differently – on the Total Place website
- Places, people and politics: Learning to do things differently – on the Total Place website
- Total Place: Lessons learnt – on the Total Place website
- Problem, purpose, power: knowledge time and space – on the Communities Budgets website
31 March 2014