iNetwork News Digest - January 2016
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In the Know, January 2016 

Hi <<First Name>>,

Happy New Year! We hope you’ve all had the chance to get some much needed R&R over the winter break. A special thank you to everyone who kept working through this period to ensure that vital services kept running smoothly.

In this time of resolutions, iNetwork is looking ahead to the coming year with great vigour and excitement. This year we are set to be busier than ever. Our resolution is simple. We pledge to continue cutting-edge development, and sharing of, innovative practice across our service areas. At the same time we will always be looking to expand our network and share more practices and ideas with a wider audience. We eagerly look forward to working with you on this endeavour throughout 2016.

Best Wishes from the iNetwork and iStandUK teams


Discount Facilitation Training for iNetwork members!

Exclusive to iNetwork members, ICA:UK are offering courses at their discounted rate for their upcoming Group Facilitation Methods and Action Planning courses in Manchester.

ICA:UK are expert trainers in facilitation methods. Their training will give you the skills and techniques necessary to facilitate any group with ease, creating effective meetings and workshops. 

To find out more and claim your discounted training click here, or see the iNetwork website.
Human Resources Framework Roadshow

YPO are taking their newly launched HR services and solutions framework on tour!
The mission of YPO's new, fully compliant and flexible, HR framework is to help you find the right people and solutions to help your organisation react to change or grow to meet new demand.


The roadshows will cover a wide range of HR related services and will be held in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Find out more and book your place here.
iNetwork is supporting development of a Citizen Need Service Profiler
At some point in our lives we will all face difficult circumstances and may find ourselves in need of support from others or the state. It is recognised that if people can get easy access to the services they need, early on when facing a difficult situation, it can help to prevent a crisis further down the line. Too often, however, we are unaware of the services available and/or struggle to access them.
In light of this, iNetwork and iStandUK are collaborating with the LGA, IEG4 and other officers from a cross section of organisations in the North West to try to build a prototype app. The app will allow a citizen to simply tick boxes to describe their circumstances which will then suggest appropriate local services that they are eligible for. 

Read more about work on the Citizen Need Service Profiler here.
iNetwork Chief Executive Awarded an MBE

iNetwork and Tameside Council's chief executive, Steven Pleasant, has been awarded an MBE in the new year's honours list.

Steven stated that he was proud to accept the award in recognition of the great work himself and Tameside have been doing in support of vulnerable people and asylum seekers. 

Useful Links

Six Priorities for digital transformation in government in 2016

The Prime minister delivers a relevant speech on life chances 

NHS England allocates £560 billion to deliver five year forward view

Short guide for Community shares

Known Vulnerabilities are the leading cause of data breaches and cyber threats

How digital can help to transform the NHS

A healthy work-life balance, 'switching off' and relaxation are crucial for flexible working



Be sure to keep up to date with our latest news, developments and events by checking out our new website.

Our new site is a vast improvement on the old one, but it's still a work in progress, constructive feedback on its usability would be more than welcome. Drop Jill a line if you think there is any way we could improve it.




NW Information Security & Assurance Group Meeting - NW WARP (Invitation only)
22 Jan 2016, Manchester
"Think Cyber -Think Resilience" - Local Leadership Seminar: East of England 
27 Jan 2016, Cambridge
Go ON NW Winter Partnership Meeting
28 Jan 2016, Manchester
Discussing Health and Social Care Integration and Information Sharing (Closed meeting)
28 Jan 2016, Wilmslow
"Think Cyber - Think Resilience" - Local Leadership Seminar: South East Region
9 Feb 2016, London
Community Assets: Harnessing your Communities' Strengths
26 Feb 2016, Stretford
"Think Cyber - Think Resilience" - Local Leadership Seminar: East Midlands
29 Feb 2016, Nottingham
New Models for Customer Services
8 Mar 2016, Manchester
Info Security & Assurance Group Meeting (Invitation Only - for members of NW WARP)
11 Mar 2016, Manchester
IAPS Network Leadership Group Meeting (Invitation only)
16 Mar 2016, Rochdale
"Think Cyber - Think Resilience" - Local Leadership Seminar: West Midlands
17 Mar 2016, Birmingham
iNetwork InfoSec Conference 2016: Building Cyber Security and Resilience in a Digital World
22 April 2016, Manchester
Digital Managers' Forum Spring Event
26 April 2016, Warrington
Go ON NW Spring Partnership Meeting
12 May 2016, Manchester


Are you developing, supporting or collaborating on an innovative project?

Maybe you've been to an event or conference and have been inspired to change the way you or your organisation thinks about an issue?

Whatever it may be, We'd love to hear about and share your innovation experiences. 

Drop Louis an e-mail to share your story.
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