Stephen Young

  • Preventing construction industry suicides

    22 January 2024

    The public sector is failing in its role in tackling mental health in the construction industry, particularly around suicide among young men, says Stephen Young.

  • Using tech for effective placemaking in Halton

    08 January 2024

    Creating vibrant connected communities is a crucial part of local government policy making – and placemaking sits at the heart of this, say Stephen Young and Emily Douglin.

  • Addressing the great local government recruitment crisis

    15 August 2023

    Penna’s George Agyemang and Halton BC chief executive Stephen Young look at the current state of the recruitment market within the sector – and advise on the different methods, processes and thinking needed to reverse current trends.

  • Communities know best

    06 June 2023

    It is vital for local government leaders to put community participation at the heart of decision-making, say Stephen Young and Emily Douglin.

  • Domestic violence and its betrayal

    29 September 2021

    The Domestic Abuse Act could and should have gone further ‘particularly and most notably around funding, state support and restitution’ argues Stephen Young.

  • Delivering public health post-pandemic

    14 September 2021

    Dr Sakthi Karunanithi and Stephen Young look at what if anything the experience of dealing with the pandemic has taught us over the last 18 months and ponder the public health mission ahead .

  • Change in a time of uncertainty

    26 October 2020

    Stephen Young outlines how, as COVID-19 gripped the UK, Lancashire CC took the decision to grab a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a whole series of new working practices and customer experiences from scratch.

  • Working through a crisis

    10 August 2020

    As one of the regions hardest hit by COVID-19, Lancashire is taking steps to ensure its communities emerge better prepared for future challenges, writes Stephen Young.

  • Lancashire lays its foundations for recovery

    14 July 2020

    Lancashire CC and its partners are having a ‘decisive, honest and evidence-based conversation with Government’ aimed at moving the economy in the right direction, says Stephen Young.