Opinion

How to better support those most at risk of suicide during coronavirus recovery

27/01/2021

As Samaritans launches a new handbook for men’s wellbeing services, Joe Potter explains why it’s crucial that preventative support is prioritised within any COVID recovery plan.

How can local government leaders make informed design decisions?

22/01/2021

Jennifer Dixon presents three reasons why some councils may be reluctant to seek independent specialist advice when it comes to decisions related to their built assets.

Making self-certification a dirty word

19/01/2021

Deborah Heather urges local authorities to ensure the tourism industry uses enforceable and accountable accreditation schemes.

Mobilising the social care workforce

15/01/2021

A continued drive towards more mobile public services is needed to help overcome social care challenges in the bleak winter months, says David McKinney.

Local authorities can lead green agenda by taking advantage of government incentives

11/01/2021

With the right support, UK local authorities can lead the charge on introducing new energy efficiency measures – but tapping into government funding is key, explains Dr Tanja Groth.

Embedding readability into New Forest District Council’s website DNA

06/01/2021

Matt Louis explains why it's worth going the extra mile to embed readability into your website’s DNA.

COVID-19 presents opportunity to enhance local government communications

21/12/2020

The pandemic has changed how local government communicates, let’s make sure it’s for the better, says Rick Goud, CIO and co-founder at Zivver.

Westminster Family Hubs lead the way - from partnerships to integration

18/12/2020

Jayne Vertkin explains how Family Hubs in Westminster are transforming families’ experience of services, making early help easier to access.

Has Grenfell ground to a halt?

18/12/2020

Adam Jurka looks at why buildings with dangerous cladding should follow NFCC guidance and move over to safer and more permanent interim measures to protect residents from fire.

Local authorities need greater clarity and commitment from government to make our homes greener

16/12/2020

Mike Thornton argues local authorities cannot be successful in reducing carbon emissions in their areas without the backing of a clear national policy framework.

Are the UK Government’s cycling plans genuine?

15/12/2020

Are Conservative led local authorities hindering the Government's bid to encourage cycling? Dr Seamus Allison and Aoife Allison investigate.

Future of work in European public sector: Efficiency gains from digital transformation

09/12/2020

New webinar explores the potential for efficiency gains in the European public sector through digital transformation and the push towards a remote working model.

The local government low-code revolution

08/12/2020

Alex Yedigaroff explains how councils have used low-code platforms to deploy services at impressive speeds.

How can local authorities return to the office safely?

04/12/2020

Sarah Gilzean outlines what steps local authorities should take to ensure a safe return to the office.

Community-led skills devo should be the way forward

03/12/2020

A more comprehensive and community-led approach to devolution would enable skills strategies and local services to be joined up more effectively, says Charlotte Morgan.

Are joint ventures still relevant in a post COVID housing sector?

02/12/2020

What impact will COVID-19 have on joint ventures in the housing sector? Mash Halai reports.

Big Issue eBikes: Biking for good!

01/12/2020

Lord John Bird explains why The Big Issue has launched 'Biking for Good' with ShareBike to boost employment in the UK.

Partnership in SEND provision

30/11/2020

Partnerships are one way of nurturing collaboration and developing high-performing systems within a person-centred context, argues Professor Sandy Toogood.

Future affordable housing must deliver big on space

25/11/2020

Local authorities are under pressure to deliver more affordable housing but while the focus is largely on quantity, this shouldn’t come at the expense of quality, writes Jonathan Pearson.

What the Dickens is going on with broadband in schools?

24/11/2020

Evan Wienburg warns that too many schools don’t have access to the reliable connectivity and ultrafast broadband speeds.

The Bay – a pivot to purpose image

The Bay – a pivot to purpose

Tim Pope and Sam Plum explain why local government reorganisation can be used as a catalyst for a new generation of councils that reflect their local economies and can lead the recovery.
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