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At a time councils struggle to fund early intervention, a group of London authorities has devised a model of support to keep children out of care, potentially saving £18m and improving life chances.
A key aim of our transformation review of adult social care services is to make the care people receive more centred on their individual goals, letting them maximise their independence and lead more fulfilling lives. Faced with increasing demand for social care and a need to make savings, we looked at innovative ways to transform the support we provide to vulnerable residents.
It made perfect sense to bid for the new Channel 4 national headquarters.
After significant failure, a methodical approach, leadership and partnerships overhauled Rotherham’s inadequate service.
To fulfil our ambitions for the people of Luton we must excite, recruit and retain the best talent in an increasingly competitive labour market.
Eight years ago, we picked up the pieces of our bid to have 24 schools in Liverpool rebuilt or renovated
Mapping actions, gathering data and creating a strategy board boosted teacher recruitment and retention in the county
After an LGA report found evidence of bullying, Cheshire East engaged staff to redefine workplace culture and behaviour
After electoral errors prevented 200 people from voting, Plymouth City Council reviewed and fixed the problems, with broader benefits for the council’s services.
London Borough aims to provide the most comprehensive understanding yet of the likely cross-sector impact of Brexit on a single place
The pollinator action plan helps protect wildlife and saves verge maintenance costs
Poor air quality is a major public health issue and the figures are stark – 9,500 people die prematurely each year in London due to air pollution.
As we shift our services to being delivered around people and place, some of the traditional models of who does what are increasingly being blurred.
Kensington and Chelsea RBC collaborates with organisers while minimising disruption for residents
Driven by the opportunities presented by the apprenticeship levy, Walsall MBC has been implementing a new phase in its apprenticeship programme.
Swindon BC has ambitious plans for town centre regeneration rooted in its historic role in Brunel’s Great Western Railway.
As well as generating money for frontline public services, the move lets the council influence what good quality place-shaping, infrastructure and design look like
A comprehensive approach pairs the government’s Prevent strategy with local partnerships
A concerted communications campaign helped ensure a potentially controversial scheme actually bolstered voter engagement
It is hoped the construction of Passivhaus homes will reap benefits for residents and council alike, as chief executive Laura McGillivray explains
In-house mediation is helping resolve differences early and reduce the use of formal grievance procedures, report Sally Marlow and Helen Muddock
Aylesbury Vale beleives its entrepreneurialism in the property market will help ensure financial stability
Paul Steinberg explains how the London HIV Prevention Programme, funded by London boroughs and led on their behalf by Lambeth LBC, is helping cut diagnoses in the capital
Luton BC is harnessing the power of the town’s airport to improve the lives of its residents, as chief executive Trevor Holden explains
Sarah Curran, head of customer service at Trafford MBC, explains how it’s hoped axing library fines will encourage more people to use services
Ann Sutcliffe, acting corporate director (place) at Tower Hamlets LBC, explains how plans for a new town hall for the borough will generate both cost savings and stronger links with the local community.
Barking & Dagenham’s work to shape and improve its residents’ futures
The country’s largest district is under development on the east coast
Newcastle is driving its inclusiveness from the most senior levels
Waltham Forest will spend next year showing off its cultural achievements