Carolyn Downs

Carolyn Downs

Carolyn Downs is chief executive Brent LBC and former chief executive of the Local Government Association
  • PluggedIn - Carolyn Downs

    17 September 2014

    LGA chief executive ponders the implications of the Barker Commission's call for integrated, 21st century health and social care.

  • PluggedIn by Carolyn Downs

    03 June 2014

    LGA chief executive says the sector needs to tell a better story so the public understands the benefits of care and health integration.

  • PluggedIN - Carolyn Downs

    26 February 2014

    LGA chief executive writes on how councils should step up in responding to the housing crisis.

  • Plugged In: We are reaching a tipping point

    18 December 2013

    Over the course of 2013 I have travelled the length and breadth of the country talking and listening to councils of all sizes, types and political control.

  • PluggedIN: Carolyn Downs

    06 November 2013

    LGA chief executive explains Smith Square's Autumn Submission and importance of new money to fund future care services.

  • PluggedIN: Carolyn Downs

    26 September 2013

    Welfare ministers must give councils sufficient resources to meet projected increase in demand for local support, says LGA chief executive.

  • PluggedIN Carolyn Downs

    06 August 2013

    LGA chief executive outlines the benefits of better integrating children's health and care services.

  • Communications breakdown

    15 May 2013

    Public services are going through a period of great change, residents need to know what is going on in their local area, says Carolyn Downs.

  • Protecting public services

    11 April 2013

    Significant cuts to council budgets will mean the most efficient public services will deteriorate, according to Carolyn Downs.

  • The make-or-break year for adult social care

    16 January 2013

    Carolyn Downs says 2013 will be a make-or-break year for adult social care to achieve long-term reform.

  • Residents' satisfaction matters most

    08 November 2012

    Carolyn Downs looks at the results of a recent quarterly poll of residents' satisfaction.

  • Fast solutions for the economy

    26 September 2012

    Local government has the potential to provide a spark for economic recovery,says Carolyn Downs.

  • The shortage of primary school places

    09 August 2012

    With councils holding a key role in education, a focus on ensuring there are enough places has never been more important,says Carolyn Downs.

  • Local government is ahead of the game

    04 April 2012

    Carolyn Downs looks at the issue of how the government plans to end national pay rates for public sector workers.

  • The Welfare Reform Bill heralds a big change

    23 February 2012

    Carolyn Downs looks at how the Welfare Reform Bill could herald a profound change in the role of local authorities.

  • Looking ahead for 2012

    13 January 2012

    LGA chief executive Carolyn Downs predicts the year for councils.