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22 12 Best-Practice Best Practice


  • Action on climate crisis

    October 14, 2021

    Watch The MJ and Local Partnerships pre COP26 webinar series designed for local authorities seeking to accelerate their action against the climate crisis through practical solutions.

  • Making the most from limited funding

    By Paul Hunt | September 29, 2021

    Paul Hunt outlines how Bradford City Council’s innovative use of the Government’s pandemic grants has benefitted local care providers – both throughout the pandemic and long-term

  • Starfish Talent 20 – People

    September 24, 2021

    In the second installment of the Starfish Talent 20, we put a spotlight on 20 leaders of the future, this time focusing on children’s and adult social care, education, communities and public health.

  • Another route to reform?

    By Paul Abraham | September 24, 2021

    Dealing with multiple emergencies, and a funding crisis with nothing but challenging times ahead, local government needs reform more than ever. Paul Abraham explores what a practical evolution of public services could look like and what steps we can [..]

  • Playing our part in cancer research

    By Cllr Ruth Dombey | September 24, 2021

    Sutton LBC has built a robust partnership to develop a £1bn world leading life-science campus – the London Cancer Hub – and to supplement that project a real game changer is set to come with the opening of a new ‘Innovation Gateway’, says Cllr Ruth [..]

  • Delivering public health post-pandemic

    By Stephen Young and Dr Sakthi Karunanithi | September 15, 2021

    Dr Sakthi Karunanithi and Stephen Young look at what if anything the experience of dealing with the pandemic has taught us over the last 18 months and ponder the public health mission ahead .

  • Protecting tenants the Bristol way

    By Shona Ali | September 15, 2021

    Bristol City Council’s Rogue Landlord Unit has saved 345 tenancies in two years, says Shona Ali. She reports on a survey of councils and looks at long-term solutions to ensure protection for all renters.

  • Keeping the safety net

    By Dez Holmes | September 14, 2021

    Local authority leadership is invaluable to Transitional Safeguarding and councils are ideally placed to enable complexity-attuned commissioning, says Dez Holmes.

  • The best of both worlds in Notts

    By Anthony May | September 8, 2021

    Anthony May says hybrid working will play a big part in helping Nottinghamshire CC to deliver the best and most cost-effective services possible.

  • Avoiding another Lambeth

    By Richard Scorer | September 3, 2021

    Richard Scorer says the obvious question hanging over the report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse on the experiences of children in Lambeth’s care is are children safe in local authority care today?

  • Sharing the tech journey

    By Cllr Sunita Gordon and Cllr Stephanie Archer | August 24, 2021

    Councils across south London are collaborating through the Internet of Things project to test ways technology can bring practical benefits to residents and to businesses. Cllr Sunita Gordon and Cllr Stephanie Archer explain.

  • Digital Innovation delivers COVID-19 test success

    By Steve Baldwin | August 24, 2021

    Clever design using low-code digital tools was key to developing an effective public COVID-19 test booking system for Wigan’s residents, says Steve Baldwin.