Child care through partnership

Helen Wilkinson describes how the Fast Track programme, run by children's charity 4Children, has been helping local authorities to meet government child care targets. more...

 

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Helen is one of the founders of a creative writing site, www.hagsharlotsheroines.com which celebrates and brings the lives of pioneering women through its focus on 'herstory'.
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1994-present day writing for newspapers and magazines as varied as Personnel Today, New Statesman, online sites like www.ourpartnership.org.uk as well as newspapers like The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Express, Evening Standard, and international magazines like The Utne Reader and Working Woman writing columns, features and opinion pieces. more...

 

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interview with Lord Warner

Helen Wilkinson, who runs Genderquake and is a consultant to the ourpartnership.org.uk steering group interviews Lord Warner, a health minister and chairman of NCVO. more...

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Bringing the creche barriers down by Helen Wilkinson and Paul Skidmore

The government has set out ambitious plans to expand childcare provision. But it needs to take childcare seriously as an new growth industry if it wants to succeed. more...

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Blair has failed the cause of equal pay for women by Helen Wilkinson, Monday February 27 2006, The Independent.Thirty years after the Equal Pay Act, there is still a 17.1 per cent pay gap between men and women. Read on >

Child care through partnership, by Helen Wilkinson, 2003.
Helen Wilkinson describes how the Fast Track programme, run by children's charity 4Children, has been helping local authorities to meet government child care targets.
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Alcohol strategy review falls flat, by Helen Wilkinson, www.ourpartnership.org.uk 2003.
Helen Wilkinson finds that some voluntary groups are less than happy with the government's recently published Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy.
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Partnership players - are you a shaper, a coordinator, a planner or a complete finisher? by Helen Wilkinson, www.ourpartnership.org.uk, 2003.
People make partnerships work. If you get the right mix of people, then a great deal can be achieved - often against the odds. While people are crucial to successful partnership working, team work is also key. Dr Meredith Belbin is the guru of team work and the value it brings to organisations.
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Getting it right in Hackney? by Helen Wilkinson, www.ourpartnership.org.uk, 2003
Helen Wilkinson discovers that - despite Diane Abbott voting with her feet - education is getting better in the beleaguered borough of Hackney with the help of partnership working.
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Interview with Lord Warner by Helen Wilkinson, www.ourpartnership.org.uk, 2003.
Helen Wilkinson, who runs Genderquake and is a consultant to the ourpartnership.org.uk steering group interviews Lord Warner, a health minister and chairman of NCVO.
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Transcript of Interview with Lord Warner by Helen Wilkinson, www.ourpartnership.org.uk, 2003.
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Glenys Thornton profile by Helen Wilkinson, www.ourpartnership.org.uk, 2003
Helen Wilkinson, who runs Genderquake and is a consultant to the ourpartnership.org.uk steering group interviews Glenys Thornton, a social activist with many years of successful partnership working to her name.
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Transcript of Interview with Glenys Thornton by Helen Wilkinson, www.ourpartnership.org.uk, 2003.
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Interview with Victor Adebowale by Helen Wilkinson, www.ourpartnership.org.uk, 2003.
Helen Wilkinson meets Victor Adebowale and finds a straight-talking Yorkshireman who is an experienced and skilled partnership worker.
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Transcript of interview with Victor Adebowale
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The mother load by Helen Wilkinson, Tuesday March 26 2002, The Guardian.
Until the government acts to boost investment in childcare provision, mothers will continue to be kept out of the labour market.
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A benefit to old and young by Helen Wilkinson, Friday March 21 2002, The Financial Times.
The move to pay grandparents for looking after their grandchildren is of great practical and symbolic value.
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Bringing the creche barriers down by Helen Wilkinson and Paul Skidmore, Sunday January 20 2002, The Observer.
The government has set out ambitious plans to expand childcare provision. But it needs to take childcare seriously as an new growth industry if it wants to succeed.
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Opportunities for growth by Helen Wilkinson, Monday January 21 2002, The Guardian.
The national childcare strategy is in trouble. Reinventing it as a business opportunity might work better for parents and the economy.
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One reason why Wilkinson's ideas have achieved such clout is that she has a knack for packaging and marketing them in terms that people can understand. Her writing is populist, filled with catchy labels and eye-opening anecdotes
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The most probing and daring essay in the book, however, is Helen Wilkinson's cool-headed tribute to Margaret Thatcher as the pioneer of a 'free-market feminism' that 'transformed the prevailing relation between women and power
Elaine Showalter Review in The Guardian, Saturday February 20 1999

 

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