Best Practice

Easing COVID pressures in south London

By Sir Norman Lamb | July 29, 2021

The South London Listens partnership has brought together councils, the NHS, Citizens UK and others to address the pandemic-related pressures residents have told them they face. The process has been demanding but inspiring, says Sir Norman Lamb.

  • Giving young people a Kickstart in Bucks

    By Cllr Anita Cranmer | July 28, 2021

    Buckinghamshire Council is offering Kickstart placements across all its service directorates to support young people, as part of a much longer-term project, says Cllr Anita Cranmer.

  • Supporting UASC: Relationships really matter

    By Kate Dexter | July 19, 2021

    In Norfolk, building a large dedicated team has been crucial in supporting and managing a substantial cohort of unaccompanied asylum seeing children, says Kate Dexter.

  • Sticking with simplicity

    By Heather Jameson | July 13, 2021

    To say that The MJ’s chief executive of the year Chris Naylor has had a busy year is an understatement. He talks to Heather Jameson about what he loves doing – reforming organisations to 'do some remarkable things’.

  • Going radically digital in Stockport

    By Pam Smith | July 13, 2021

    Pam Smith looks at how the power of data is being harnessed at Stockport MBC to deliver outcomes for citizens. There has never been a greater need for the sector to work smarter


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