County Council winds up social care training company

Lancashire Workforce Development Partnership Limited (LWDP), a company owned by Lancashire County Council, has ceased trading, 11 years after it was set up to support workforce development activities in the social care sector. The decision to cease funding LWDP was agreed by Full Council at its budget meeting in February 2016, as part of the … Read more

The King’s Fund calls for NHS commitment to a new partnership with patients

The King’s Fund is calling for all NHS organisations to commit to working more closely with patients to meet the requirements of a new relationship with patients and communities outlined in the NHS five year forward view. The development of patient and community-based leaders is historically under-resourced and undervalued in comparison to the investment in leadership … Read more

EU signs Economic Partnership Agreement with Southern African countries

This development-oriented agreement is the first of its kind with an African region pursuing regional economic integration. The European Union and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) today signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the first of its kind between the EU and an African region pursuing economic integration. The signature took … Read more

UK bird populations benefiting from partnerships

The State of the UK’s Birds 2015 report (SUKB), published today, highlights inspiring examples of organisations joining forces to improve the fortunes of birds, both at home and across the UK’s Overseas Territories. National statutory bodies and conservation NGOs have come together with private landowners, farmers, supermarkets and the aggregates and brewing industries to deliver … Read more

Council shortlisted in partnership awards

Warrington Borough Council has been recognised for its outstanding commitment to strong partnership working in the Compact Awards this week. Warrington’s Local Compact was shortlisted for the Local Compact Partnership Award for its continued support to develop positive relationships between public and third sector organisations in Warrington at the awards held in London last night … Read more

Green Light for £10 billion Lancashire and London Pensions Partnership

Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) and the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) today announced that they have agreed the structure of their ground-breaking Asset and Liability Management Partnership, which will pool combined assets of over £10bn to deliver cost savings and improve performance. The new partnership will initially be known as the Lancashire and London … Read more