Donna Hall, chief executive, Wigan MBC
Created in 2012 following riots in our inner cities, the government’s Troubled Families Programme has received praise and criticism in equal measure over the last seven years of its life.
The traditional model of delivering public services is based on assumptions and processes from the turn of the century.
Reading about the financial crisis engulfing Northamptonshire CC is painful for me and I’m sure most chief executives in local government. The predicament Northamptonshire currently faces may be unique, issuing the first section 114 notice in nearly two decades, but the challenges they face are very familiar.
Wigan MBC chief Donna Hall details the influential transformation programme that protected the council from the worst of austerity
The post-election period will be a critical time for local government across the UK to really make its mark with a newly formed cabinet.
The new system is building stronger relationships with parents and professional partners, says Wigan’s Donna Hall