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  • Putting service users in the driving seat

    By Ann Workman | April 21, 2022

    Ahead of a North East region workshop at the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Spring Seminar, Ann Workman outlines the two benefits of involving people in shaping their own adult social care services in Stockton-on-Tees.

  • It’s not just about bricks and mortar

    April 13, 2022

    Islington LBC is in the middle of its biggest council housebuilding programme for a generation, but better playgrounds, high-quality spaces and trees are as important to creating good-quality communities as homes, says Maxine Holdsworth.

  • A sense of belonging

    By Darra Singh | April 6, 2022

    When equality, diversity and inclusion are a golden thread weaved into the wider organisational strategy, it just becomes business as usual and the standard, expected way of working, as Darra Singh explains.

  • Kindred aids Liverpool’s recovery

    By Steve Rotheram | March 30, 2022

    Kindred is a radical venture in Liverpool City Region that puts the socially-trading sector at the heart of recovery from the pandemic, says Steve Rotheram.

  • Bringing drug debt into the spotlight

    By Daniel Phelps | March 21, 2022

    To coincide with National Child Exploitation Awareness Day, Waltham Forest LBC is releasing a powerful training video about drug debt produced by its children’s service and local young people. Daniel Phelps explains.

  • Help is at hand in Calderdale

    By Cllr Tim Swift | March 21, 2022

    Calderdale Council is offering a broad range of help to residents being hit by the cost of living crisis, says Cllr Tim Swift.

  • Hammersmith & Fulham’s ‘exemplary’ work supporting refugees

    By Lord Alf Dubs | March 16, 2022

    Lord Alf Dubs says the job of welcoming refugees ‘is much greater than just a roof over their heads’ and he reflects on the support given by Hammersmith & Fulham LBC to those traumatised by war.

  • Digital help at hand for adopters in Bucks

    By Cllr Anita Cranmer | March 16, 2022

    Buckinghamshire Council has developed a simple, innovative and interactive digital tool to help would-be adopters. Cllr Anita Cranmer explains the aims of the Adoption Readiness Checker.

  • The partnership making Redbridge safer

    By Cllr Jas Athwal | March 9, 2022

    Cllr Jas Athwal highlights the key findings of an independent Community Crime Commission investigation and sets out how Redbridge LBC is acting on its recommendations.

  • Putting Brent’s residents at the heart of climate action

    By Shazia Hussain | March 7, 2022

    Brent LBC introduced resident-led decision making on how to spend local money to cut carbon emissions. Shazia Hussain explains the thinking behind the trailblazing Participatory Budgeting approach.

  • Starfish Talent 20 - the climate emergency talent

    March 2, 2022

    Councils across the country have now declared a climate emergency and those authorities who have not yet passed declarations are placing far greater emphasis on tackling climate change. Starfish and The MJ highlight some of the rising stars in the [ [..]

  • The importance of councils’ next digital steps

    By David Bemrose | March 2, 2022

    Digital transformation presents many opportunities for local government, but making the most of the benefits and minimising risks calls for a strategy that meets your customers’ needs, says David Bemrose.