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Every little counts towards Best Value

Every little counts towards Best Value Feature – Local Government Every little counts towards Best Value Best Vaue is more than a set of procedures and processes, it is a chal- lenge to make a real difference to people’s lives, says Howard Davis, project co-ordinator for the National Best Value Evaluation Project, based at the Local Government Centre, Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick. Listing some of the key lessons learned from the Best Value pilot projects, he describes how one authority brought posi- tive change of older people through a “every little counts” initiative Best Value is now on the statute determining an authority’s Best for some time and part of the chal- books. The era of compulsory Value approach are rather wider than lenge of the implementation of Best competitive tendering (CCT) is under CCT. The framework of Value is not to “reinvent the wheel”. coming to an end, and Government the“four Cs” is central to showing There is much experience within manifesto commitment no. 143 has what is now expected of authorities. authorities on which to draw. That been honoured (The Government’s All authorities must: does not, however, diminish the Annual Report 98/99, p.80). From 1 holistic challenge and appeal of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

Every little counts towards Best Value

Working with Older People , Volume 4 (2): 3 – Apr 1, 2000

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1366-3666
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Feature – Local Government Every little counts towards Best Value Best Vaue is more than a set of procedures and processes, it is a chal- lenge to make a real difference to people’s lives, says Howard Davis, project co-ordinator for the National Best Value Evaluation Project, based at the Local Government Centre, Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick. Listing some of the key lessons learned from the Best Value pilot projects, he describes how one authority brought posi- tive change of older people through a “every little counts” initiative Best Value is now on the statute determining an authority’s Best for some time and part of the chal- books. The era of compulsory Value approach are rather wider than lenge of the implementation of Best competitive tendering (CCT) is under CCT. The framework of Value is not to “reinvent the wheel”. coming to an end, and Government the“four Cs” is central to showing There is much experience within manifesto commitment no. 143 has what is now expected of authorities. authorities on which to draw. That been honoured (The Government’s All authorities must: does not, however, diminish the Annual Report 98/99, p.80). From 1 holistic challenge and appeal of

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Working with Older PeopleEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2000

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