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String of attacks on local election candidatesSubscription

Candidates attacked as others withhold their address from public for the first time

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Chief: Ministers must take the lead on reorganisationSubscription

Even the NHS doesn’t understand the two-tier system says outgoing Blackburn with Darwen chief Harry Catherall

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Harry Catherall: 'Be honest with people, it's not rocket science'Subscription

Blackburn with Darwen BC chief Harry Catherall discusses balancing the pressures of people and place – and how to build cohesive communities


Emergency food bank use rises to record levelSubscription

The number of emergency food parcels distributed to households in crisis rose in the past year by nearly a fifth to a record level of just under 1.6 million, the trust running the largest network of food banks has said.


Gatekeeping continuing despite new homelessness act, MPs told Subscription

While most councils have entered into ‘spirit’ of Homelessness Reduction Act, some are taking it too literally

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£1bn homelessness funding gap a 'matter of life and death'Subscription

Nine years of government cuts have left local services for single homeless people with a staggering £1bn a year funding gap


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How analytics, data and insight can transform social careSubscription

14 November, 2018 By Mark Smulian

Data can facilitate early intervention and prevention while salvaging council’s finances, Mark Smulian reports.