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Approaches to Alternative Service Delivery

The Approaches to Alternative Service Delivery seminar was held at Oxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford on the 14th of January 2014

Presentations were as follows:

- Audrey Roy (Rural proofing the local and National perspective, Rural Communities Policy Unit Defra) - The new service delivery agenda

- Professor Nigel Curry (University of Gloucester) - Alternative Service Delivery

- Tracey Besant (Project Coordinator Faith in Affordable Housing) - Using faith assets for affordable housing

- Alice Woudhuysen (Senior Campaigns Officer, Age UK) - The challenges facing the elderly in rural England - based on the findings of “Later Life in Rural England”  (for the powerpoint version with presenter notes click here)


Breakout sessions: 

Group discussion notes from AM and PM sessions


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