Annual Conference 2015 – 14.07.2015

Annual Conference 2015 – 14.07.2015

by | Jun 24, 2015

Re-imagining Public Services

North West Employers’ Annual Conference 2015
Free Places for all Member Organisations

10:45 – 15:30
Mercure Bolton Georgian House Hotel, Manchester Road,
Blackrod, BL6 5RU

This year we have dedicated our annual conference to creating some space to have an interactive debate about the reshaping of the nature and landscape of public service. We want to make this an inclusive debate across not only our local government members, but their partners from health, fire, police, housing, civil service, voluntary and other sectors.

We know the last few years have been a challenging time for public services and hard decisions have been made but there has also been great innovation and some bold steps forward in delivering differently.

We will start with the political and financial context for the years ahead and explore what this means for you, your organisations, and the places you serve.


10:15 Arrival and registration

10:45 Welcome from North West Employers’ Chair and Chief Executive

Professor Tony Travers, Department of Government at London School of Economics – on the implications of the Budget on 8th July and forthcoming spending review and what this will mean for public services and communities.

Devolution, Public Services Reform and shaping demand
Andrew Lightfoot, Director of Public Service Reform at Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Carolyn Downs, Chief Executive at the LGA – Carolyn will outline their first 100 days campaign to influence the new government and the implications for local government and other public services.

Panel Discussion

Lunch and networking

Andy Walker, Citizen Representative – will ground the day in why it’s so important that we think differently about how we work with citizens to achieve better outcomes.

What does this new world require of us as leaders?

Catherine Mangan, Research Fellow, INLOGOV at the University of Birmingham – will share the 21 Century Public Servant research they have undertook and trail an exciting new piece that explores what we will require from our councillors in the future.

Beyond imagination to action – case study examples

Investing in the community for real results in Liverpool – Carol Hill, Head of Healthy Liverpool at Liverpool CCG
Working with complex families differently in Barrow – Trina Robson, Love Barrow Families Project Lead at Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust

15:30 Final remarks and close
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