Total Place

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Posted on February 18th, 2010

Leicester and Leicestershire

Organisations involved

  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Leicester City Council
  • Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority
  • Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police Authority
  • Charnwood Borough Council
  • Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
  • Oadby and Wigston District Council
  • Harborough District Council
  • Blaby District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Melton Borough Council
  • Leicestershire and Rutland PCT
  • Leicester City PCT
  • United Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Leicestershire Probation Service
  • Government Office East Midlands – GOEM


Alcohol and drugs


To gain a more detailed understanding of the expenditure through a ‘high level count’.

To use working across the participating organisations to deliver improvements in service outcomes and efficiency savings in relation to the chosen theme – ‘alcohol and drugs abuse’

What Leicester and Leicestershire are currently doing

To date it has:

  • Chosen the theme for the programme
  • Set up a virtual programme team of senior officers, drawn from across the participating organisations
  • Identified the members for a new Public Services Board, which will, among other things, oversee the Total Place programme
  • Briefed the consultants who will shortly be commissioned to carry out the ‘High Level Count’ and who will also help to provide costs data for the chosen theme
  • Identified a number of sub-themes with the Programme Team. This framework identifies groups of people for whom service improvements are being sought
  • Identified a number of existing and shortly to be launched local initiatives, which can support the Total Place programme, and vice versa
  • Agreed with relevant chief executives and Professor John Benington, of Warwick Business School, that it will use middle managers, drawn from across the locality, who are attending the ‘Leadership in Partnership’ (LiP) development programme John is leading, as a source of innovative leadership for the Total Place programme.
  • Set up a launch day, jointly designed and facilitated by Steve Nicklen and John Benington, on 21 July, for up to 30 people drawn from and associated to the Programme Team and from the LiP participants, to introduce Total Place and LiP and to explore their links and to hold brainstorm sessions

Leicester and Leicestershire’s final report is available at the Leicestershire Together website.


Steve Nicklen, Programme Lead and media enquiries

telephone: 07940 828 907

Chris Tambini, Deputy Head of Strategic Finance, Leicestershire County Council

telephone: 0116 305 6199

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