The power of words

Claire Flood-Page tells us more about our Speak My Language report. We look at the consequences of not making services accessible to all. In a recent court case, an NHS Trust in England will have to pay millions of pounds in compensation [opens in a new window] after a baby was left severely brain-damaged[1]. The…

Proving prevention pays is a challenge

Seth Newman talks more about our recent review [opens in new window] of the Welsh Government’s Supporting People Programme (the Programme). He looks at the difficulties in trying to evaluate the Programme and other preventative programmes like it. Supporting People [opens in new window], introduced in 2003, helps a wide range of vulnerable people by…

I’m not a survey

Duncan Mackenzie, Performance Auditor, tells us more about the calls for evidence he and the Local Government Studies team undertook recently to inform their 2018-19 studies and why they are important for our work. In the world of audit, opinions matter. The cliché exists that auditing is just about crunching numbers, but in reality they…