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22 12 Best-Practice Best Practice


  • A diverse approach to tackling vaccine hesitancy

    By Cllr Khtija Malik | July 10, 2021

    Cllr Khtija Malik outlines Luton’s multi-layered approach to tackling vaccine hesitancy within some communities, and says more help is needed from the Government to help the town bounce back from the ravages of the pandemic.

  • Together we can tackle child poverty

    By Cllr Karen Kilgour | July 10, 2021

    North of Tyne Combined Authority is developing a two-year £875,000 Child Poverty Prevention programme. Cllr Karen Kilgour says a fair chance in life, with opportunity and security, should be every child’s destiny.

  • Nudging communities to flourish

    By Joanne Moulton and Daniel Green | July 1, 2021

    Kingston Stronger Together has been at the heart of the COVID-19 response. The council is now using nudge theory to widen support further, say Joanne Moulton and Daniel Green.

  • Temporary housing that feels like home

    By Hakeem Osinaike | June 30, 2021

    Local authority-owned temporary accommodation at Anansi House in Brent raises standards and will save millions that can be invested into the programme for new council homes, as Hakeem Osinaike explains.

  • Transforming Glasgow into a world-class smart city

    By Cllr Angus Millar | June 29, 2021

    Cllr Angus Millar explains how a new single-supplier contract for a full fibre network marks a huge step forward in delivering significant benefits to Glasgow – giving the council cutting-edge technological capability.

  • Finding local solutions to the challenges ahead

    By Sir Richard Leese | June 23, 2021

    Councils are uniquely placed to convene and work with local and national partners to address the jobs and skills challenge as the economy opens up, says Sir Richard Leese.

  • Edinburgh’s next chapter

    By Andrew Kerr | June 16, 2021

    The last 15 months have emphasised the City of Edinburgh Council’s strengths as an organisation, says Andrew Kerr. He reviews what has been achieved and looks ahead at the future strategic priorities for its workforce and the city.

  • Islington’s core COVID support

    By Cllr Una O'Halloran and Cllr Sue Lukes | June 9, 2021

    The We are Islington helpline acts as a ‘one-stop shop’ for local people in need – and the same listening approach is now being used to get vaccinations to all residents, say Cllrs Una O’Halloran and Sue Lukes.

  • A new vision for Nuneaton

    By Mark Ryder and Dawn Dawson | June 7, 2021

    Mark Ryder and Dawn Dawson explain how a joined-up approach between authorities will transform Nuneaton town centre, bringing essential redevelopment and address regeneration in one of the most deprived areas in Warwickshire.

  • How Lambeth is winning the contact tracing war

    By Ruth Hutt | June 7, 2021

    In March, Lambeth LBC became a Local Zero COVID-19 contact tracing pilot, putting the borough in a strong position to manage ongoing risks, as Ruth Hutt explains.

  • The pandemic has proven our mettle

    By Rob Webster | June 2, 2021

    As a ‘mature’ integrated care system West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has already led to positive changes in many services, says Rob Webster.

  • Connecting up for care and wellbeing

    By Fay Sibley | May 27, 2021

    New remote monitoring approaches in London should enable care home residents and those living with long-term conditions in their own housing to get the healthcare they need, says Fay Sibley.