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Staffordshire: Concern over possible outsourcing of disability social work service

“The possible outsourcing of a pioneering all-age disability social work service has sparked concern among staff and families, …

Capita preferred bidder for electronic monitoring contract

If Serco gets it horribly …

NHS choices to be outsourced (again)

From HSJ:  http://www.hsj.co.uk/news/minister-pledged-nhs-choices-will-be-re-tendered-before-march-2014/5060214.article “Lord …

Civica gets shared service South Worcestershire contract with 3 councils

Civica has announced that it’s won a new deal with a trio of local councils in Worcestershire. Reports say that the deal will …

Lincolnshire County Council: ongoing privatisation of back office services £85m-£110

Lincolnshire County Council is seeking a new outsourcing partner following the issue of a tender for services, expected to …

BT gets contract for NHS back office functions in Cornwall

Private firm Peninsula Community Health – which operates cottage hospitals in Cornwall – Cornwall Partnership NHS …

Sing Up website loses funding

The ‘Sing up’ website has lost its national funding and schools will now have to find the money to pay for a …

PACE LGBT Youth Groups (London)

Weekly youth groups and specialist social support services for LGBT young people under 26 have all been hit by cuts to local …

Forensic Science Service

The entire of the government owned Forensic Science Service is being culled. The Forensic Science Service provide impartial …

Foundation Housing

Charitable organisation, which had provided support and housing to vulnerable families, single and young people for 25 years.

Buses

Buses are under threat from cuts to three different funding streams. Firstly local authorities are cutting funding for socially …

Social policy research

Since the coalition came to power no new research contracts have been awarded nationally in all areas of social policy, putting …

Central Valuing People Now team

The Valuing People agenda/movement has played a significant role in driving change for people with learning disabilities …

Aimhigher

Aimhigher is a national initiative inspiring and motivating young people from areas of deprivation, under-represented groups …

Final salary pension scheme

“Lecturers at two of the city’s universities are set to join in a nationwide strike which will affect more than 100000 …

Community Support Service

The cuts in funding to the Community Support Service following the removal of its ringfencing to its budget has led to cuts …

Royal United Hospital Bath

Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust forecasts a staffing reduction of just under 88 full-time equivalent posts in 2010/11. The …

Coastguard Stations

Under the banner of modernisation and savings Coastguard stations throughout the UK are being threatened with closure. Apart …

Local Authorities in Wales

WALES’ councils are facing the toughest financial climate in years, experts have warned, as they prepare to cut more than a …

Funding for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Funding is being reduced and is in some cases disappearing for providing ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other …

Equality & Human Rights Commission

The government plans to cut the EHRC budget by over 65%, cut staff by over half and remove it’s advice and grant giving …

Manchester day care centres

Manchester City Council plans to combine its adult day care service centres to create one centre for each locality. Each centre …

Adult education concessionary fees

As a result of a 25 percent funding cut for adult education from 2011 to 2015, the Skills Funding Agency has reduced the groups …

Refugee Council

The Refugee Council, which provides essential and in some cases life-saving support to asylum seekers, refugees and their …

BBC World Service

Up to 650 jobs are to go, five language services are to be closed and many radio stations are to be axed at the BBC World …

BBC South website

The BBC South website is to be scrapped due to cuts in the BBC’s online budget.

Flood defence funding

The Environment Agency’s budget for maintaining and developing flood defences is to be sliced by more than a fifth from …

Post grad Dept in Social Sciences Faculty at the Open University

It has been “quietly” announced that post grad degrees under social sciences will no longer be offered at the Open University …

Adult learning

Cuts to funding by the Skills Funding Agency will bring an end to low cost learning opportunities for people in receipt of …

English for Speakers of Other Languages

From September 2011 the government plans to cut ESOL funding whilst imposing restrictions on eligibility for public funding, …

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