• Putting service users in the driving seat

    12 April 2022

    Ahead of a North East region workshop at the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Spring Seminar, Ann Workman outlines the two benefits of involving people in shaping their own adult social care services in Stockton-on-Tees.

  • Be on the front foot for housing rules

    05 April 2022

    With a new Social Housing Regulation Bill expected to become law this summer, Kelsey Walker looks at how local authorities can get ready for the new regime and prepare for performance measurement.

  • The partnership making Redbridge safer

    08 March 2022

    Cllr Jas Athwal highlights the key findings of an independent Community Crime Commission investigation and sets out how Redbridge LBC is acting on its recommendations.

  • Local government’s response to Russia’s war on Ukraine

    08 March 2022

    Local government has a crucial role to play in how we as a nation stand by Ukrainians and resist a hybrid war being waged against us all, says Cormac Smith.

  • Putting Brent’s residents at the heart of climate action

    02 March 2022

    Brent LBC introduced resident-led decision making on how to spend local money to cut carbon emissions. Shazia Hussain explains the thinking behind the trailblazing Participatory Budgeting approach.

  • Where does place-making fit into post-pandemic life?

    26 January 2022

    Merton LBC has completed its widest-ever engagement programme on what a post-pandemic borough in south London looks like. Council leader Mark Allison and chief executive officer Hannah Doody explain.