Government wants to help local partners better understand opportunities to re-shape public services, or initiate new interventions, to improve residents’ life chances.
We are working with local partners in 4 local authority areas to research and analyse patterns of public service delivery in deprived housing estates. The aim of the research is to identify the overall value of public sector spend – from all major areas of public services – at the local authority level.
The first step has been to undertake a spend-mapping analysis, focusing on key public services such as crime and policing, health and welfare benefits. We hope this will help local areas improve the coordination of existing funding, and enable new funding to be better targeted at specific social outcomes.
The conclusions of this ongoing work will be explored with each of the 4 local authority areas, with the aim of working up new models of service delivery. Longer term we would like to test these models and investigate to what extent they could be used alongside estate regeneration schemes more widely.