Crisis planning in a time of change
We are now considering the impacts that the war in Ukraine may have on our local places, alongside the cost of living crisis, says Kersten England. It’s time for the Civil Contingencies Act to pivot its focus, she believes.
Using data to support Bradford’s vulnerable through COVID
Bradford City Council won the Building Diversity and Inclusion category of The MJ Awards for a partnership project working with vulnerable communities using data-led interventions to keep people safe during COVID. Kersten England explains.
Ready for a restart?
With local resilience forums being hampered by factors outside of their control, Solace spokeswoman for civil resilience and community safety Kirsten England asks if a complete reset is needed in central-local relations.
Top tips for working with CQC teams
The Care Quality Commission highlighted many positive aspects of Bradford’s local health and social care system in its targeted review. Kersten England and Helen Hirst outline what they learned from the process
Community cohesion: a blueprint for the future
Kerston England believes Bradford can be a blueprint for a successful and diverse United Kingdom.
Diverse but not divided
Kersten England explains how councils across the country can learn from Bradford MDC's work to foster community integration and close inequalities
Nothing to prove
Combined authorities shouldn’t have to play the ‘earned autonomy’ game and await Whitehall’s judgment on their fitness for devolution, writes Kersten England