In a bid to reduce costs and duplication of effort, provide better value for money or a more robust service , many local authorities are considering entering – or have already entered – into joint working arrangements with other councils or the private sector.
Touchstone Renard offer a broad capability, addressing many aspects of management. We have grouped these together under 7 generic headings to assist you to choose the areas that may best describe your interests or needs:
Options Analysis offers a robust, yet sensitive, in-depth review of the purposes and objectives of an organisation against practical achievement. Where requested by clients, alternatives can be suggested to enable an organisation's aims to be achieved more effectively. In some cases, this could lead to a 'make or buy' decision or consideration of the choice between in-house or external services and support.
From our experience of local government we know there are many highly skilled, technically competent and committed people (both councillors and employees) who are passionate about delivering meaningful and effective services to improve the lives of the community that they serve. But the context is an on-going challenge.