Inexcusable: The woeful state of diversity
After shameful research highlighted the woeful lack of diversity in the local government workforce, Nazeya Hussain and Chris Naylor challenge the sector to speed up the painfully slow progress being made.
Turning words into deeds on diversity
Local government hasn’t got time to waste in tackling racism, say Nazeya Hussain and Chris Naylor. Here, they set out what councils can do together to bring about change and deliver a more representative workforce.
Taking bold action for communities
‘Bold, public, political leadership’ with many forms of ‘listening’ as a critical feature has been at the core of Barking and Dagenham’s and Greater Manchester’s successes in recent months and years, say Sarah Gillinson and Chris Naylor.
Cutting out the guesswork
Barking & Dagenham LBC’s Borough Data Explorer is helping the council visualise the health, wellbeing and happiness of residents on a street-by-street, house-by-house basis, says Chris Naylor.
Creating community solutions
Barking & Dagenham LBC’s measures to develop physical and social infrastructure is not just the bottom line in terms of GDP but aim for a society where people can live more sustainable, independent lives. Chris Naylor explains.
Big borough in search of major investment
At a pivotal time for Barking and Dagenham, Chris Naylor explains how the borough created a growth commission to harness investment and protect community interests
Chris Naylor, chief executive of Barking and Dagenham LBC, explains how strategic management of information and data is key to ensuring the best levels of customer service while saving on front, middle and back office costs.