Opinion

Social homes are not a quick fix issue

Social homes are not a quick fix issue
By David Ayre | September 24, 2020

CIPFA's David Ayre considers if councils will have the capacity and resilience to be able to respond to the call for more social homes, and says radical change is needed that will take time to implement.

    Prepare for the worst and hope for the best

    By Gary Fielding | September 23, 2020

    In the current climate all that local government can do is prepare a range of scenarios and reactions, says Gary Fielding. 'It feels like the best approach is to prepare for the worst, hope for the best and be unsurprised with anything in-between.'

    Counting the hidden costs of COVID-19

    By Chris Buss | September 23, 2020

    There are a host of hidden costs from COVID-19 that will creep out of the woodwork over time to impact local government, says Chris Buss, leading to a fundamental shift in the way services will be delivered in the future.

    The new (ab)normal?

    By Neil Lupin | September 23, 2020

    Green Park’s Neil Lupin looks at one of the most common terms heard since the pandemic began, and asks just what ‘new normal’ means in local government.

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    No solution in sight for social care crisis

    By Heather Jameson | September 23, 2020

    Sir Keir’s criticism is spot-on, says Heather Jameson. Social care during the pandemic has been a national disgrace, and 'constantly pushing social care solutions into the long grass is unforgivable'.

 
 

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