Best Practice The MJ

22 12 Best-Practice Best Practice


  • Fighting fit in Stockport

    By Cllr Mark Hunter | March 20, 2024

    It may be testing times for councils, but Stockport MBC is pulling out the stops to ensure its residents of all ages stay healthy, happy – and independent, says Cllr Mark Hunter.

  • Reducing infant mortality in Sheffield

    By Greg Fell | March 15, 2024

    No one element made the difference when it came to reducing Sheffield’s disproportionately high infant mortality rates, says Greg Fell – instead a 20-year commitment reaped incredible rewards.

  • An appetite for change in Durham

    By Kelly Rose | March 7, 2024

    Kelly Rose says tackling health inequalities is the key focus of Durham County Council’s work to improve access to healthier food, alongside promoting low carbon diets.

  • Connecting up the best in the West

    By Rebecca Davies | February 29, 2024

    Rebecca Davies highlights the launch of a new campaign in the West Midlands to connect passionate people with careers in local government that bring real value to communities

  • From 0 to hero on net zero

    By Yogita Popat | February 28, 2024

    Barnet’s latest Climate Scorecard rating shows what can be achieved in 18 months, including the creation of a citizens’ and young people’s assembly, writes Yogita Popat.

  • Plan to fight poverty

    By Adrian Dougherty | February 22, 2024

    Adrian Dougherty sets out lessons from a joined-up approach to addressing child poverty at North of Tyne Combined Authority.

  • Creating a Centre for Population Health

    By Durka Dougall | February 14, 2024

    Professor Durka Dougall explains how the Centre for Population Health can support health and care leaders in prioritising a more equal future for everyone.

  • Stockton’s winning digital formula

    By Cllr Lisa Evans | February 13, 2024

    Stockton BC scooped the digital transformation award at The MJ Awards for its innovative approach to creating quality education, health and care plans. Cllr Lisa Evans reflects on the achievement.

  • Networking opportunities

    By Lisa McNally | February 6, 2024

    Decisions made by local authorities have a major impact on residents’ mental health, and that is why Worcestershire has signed up to the Mentally Healthier Councils Network. Lisa McNally explains.

  • Reaching out to residents

    By Helen Henderson | February 6, 2024

    Wiltshire Council set up a reablement service to support its growing older population. Helen Henderson shares insights into what has been learned with other local authorities who face similar demands.

  • Breathing new life into a cultural jewel

    By Alison McKenzie-Folan | January 25, 2024

    The power of culture is transforming a much-loved historic hall in Wigan. Once completed its impact will be profound in addressing deep-rooted inequalities, says Alison Mckenzie-Folan

  • Barnsley's Hub: where children’s social work flourishes

    By Carly Speechley | January 18, 2024

    Barnsley MBC’s Practice Development Hub is supporting staff across the Children’s Services workforce as well as benefitting families, says Carly Speechley.