Joanne Roney, chief executive, Manchester City Council
Integrating health and social care and further emphasising prevention and early help is a huge challenge – but one with enormous potential rewards.
The first anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack was an emotional time for this city – and of course for all those affected across the country.
The role of social worker is a challenging one, and those working in it rarely get the credit they deserve. It’s incumbent on all of us to change that
I have been thinking a great deal recently about the importance of commemoration.
National statistics on the increasing issue of homelessness paint a stark picture.
‘Community spirit’ is one of those phrases that gets bandied about so much it risks becoming meaningless.
Manchester is synonymous with restless ambition and an ability to keep transforming and regenerating.
As a council chief executive there are many challenges you are eager to embrace.
Manchester is a dynamic place and I knew that the first few weeks as chief executive of the city council would be a whirlwind.