Forrester Predictions 2021; Four areas that the Public Sector should take notice of
Forrester is one of the leading global market research companies who provide advice on the existing and potential impact of technology to its clients and the public. Each year Forrester looks at the shape of the emerging world and predicts the trends that will define the year to come. In this blog, we look at Forrester’s predictions for 2021 and look at the top four elements that public sector bodies can take away from the report.
Positive steps to tackling county lines and gang behaviour*
Claudine Duberry, Director of Taking Positive Steps, explains how her organisation’s work can help tackle issues of youth engagement, gang involvement and county lines.
Renfrewshire Council implements ECLIPSE to support its transformation approach to improving social work and social care
The focus for Renfrewshire Council was to implement a system which promotes a transformation approach to pathways, processes and people behaviour with improved workflow. Like all local authorities in Scotland, Renfrewshire was on a journey to transform the services it provides, where the relationship between the user of services and staff was central.
Winners at the Computing Digital Technology Leaders Awards 2020
2020 has provided many challenges to the world. For health and social care organisations it has required a radical re-think in the way in which care is delivered. New models have been created to place those who are vulnerable at the centre.
Technology has been a key component within this radical shift. From offices full of social workers to additional safety procedures for health care workers, and care providers struggling with staff sickness. Technology has increased efficiencies, providing suppliers with a lifeline.
The NHS and Social Care - two sides of the same coin
The NHS and Social Care are two sides of the same coin. We have been saying this since day one. Since 1991 and the day that we first opened our doors, the NHS and Social Care have existed as two separate entities. We have never agreed with this stance but by that same token, we do not agree with supposed proposals from the government that the NHS should take control.
Connecting the UK through the power of ECLIPSE
The coronavirus pandemic has shown to the world that technology is of paramount importance. It has helped to maintain connections, keeping loved ones connected when they have been unable to physically see each other. It has kick-started a technology revolution that will continue to change the world for years to come.
Safeguarding moved behind closed doors
Safeguarding is a global concern.
We are capable as a species of great acts of compassion but also of inaction. For too many years organisations have not been able to see what is happening in their back yard.
Safeguarding breaches have occurred and shared on front pages. Organisations have been lost and others are still rebuilding their reputations, it is a mark of the world we live in. It is something that has increased following on from the outbreak of COVID-19.
Winter is coming
Much like the beloved, Game of Thrones franchise, the season of snow and cold is on its way. The season that brings with it colds and flu is this year bringing a new virus along for the ride. COVID-19 is here, has been classed as a global pandemic and is responsible for not only claiming people before their time but for also fundamentally changing how we live.
How the internet has helped to alleviate fears
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic was unleashed upon the world, the internet was already at the point in which it should be considered as a public utility.