Best Practice

30 hours make the difference

By Mark Sutton | August 13, 2018

Staffordshire CC is one of eight authorities piloting the Department for Education’s 30 hours scheme from September 2016. The scheme is proving successful in helping get back into work or take on more hours, writes Mark Sutton.

  • Assistance you can count on

    By Andy Begley | August 1, 2018

    Shropshire has been taking advantage of assisted technology to help deliver services across the county. Andy Begley looks at the benefits of tapping into the digital era.

  • Working to get our people up and running

    By Paul Najsarek | May 16, 2018

    Paul Najsarek outlines the ambitions of the West London Alliance work and health programme – a social and economic partnership involving Ealing LBC designed to support the community financially, in work and in health.

  • Warwickshire is at the heart of home improvements

    By Paul Smith | May 14, 2018

    A partnership between authorities in Warwickshire is one to watch when it comes to ensuring disabled people get the home improvements they need. Paul Smith explains why.  

  • Preventing terror: the perspective of two councils

    By Dan Peters | May 9, 2018

    The Prevent strategy against radicalisation has recently come under fire for being a top-down initiative. Dan Peters talks to two local authorities with diverse populations that both back Prevent as a means of targeting impressionable young people [..]


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