Camden’s outcomes-oriented commissioning model

As part of its Sustainable Community Strategy, the London Borough of Camden has worked with the New Economics Foundation (with support from HM Treasury and funding from Invest to Dave Budget) to develop an outcomes-oriented commissioning model. The model supports commissioning on the basis of wider community outcomes (the social, environmental and economic impacts providers…

Flood risk reduction on the River Len, Kent

The River Len is a small and heavily urbanised tributary of the River Medway in Maidstone. In autumn 2000 the Len had flooded commercial and residential property in Maidstone town centre. In 2002 the acquisition of 2.5 hectares of the River Len corridor was negotiated by Maidstone Council as environmental mitigation for a new supermarket…

Dandelion Time – Kent

Dandelion Time supports children aged 7-16 who are experiencing serious behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, resulting from trauma, abuse, neglect or domestic violence. Dandelion offers an innovative approach working with the child and wider family using a programme of therapeutic farm and craft activities to help them overcome their emotional difficulties, whilst supporting the family…