Best Practice

  • Regenerating Rochford’s high street

    By Shaun Scrutton | August 14, 2019

    High streets everywhere are feeling the pinch, but Rochford is experimenting with new ways of increasing visitor footfall and engaging the community. Shaun Scrutton reports

  • Good lives for good people

    By Anna Hartley | August 6, 2019

    Working at a neighbourhood level, Wakefield Council is forging a better future for its residents and their communities, says Anna Hartley

  • Starting early to tackle obesity

    By Jonathan Gribbin | August 6, 2019

    Jonathan Gribbin outlines how Nottinghamshire CC will use its inclusion in the Childhood Obesity Trailblazer programme to help the very youngest children develop healthy eating patterns before they start school.

  • How to get the most from a strengths-based approach

    By Clare Harding | July 24, 2019

    Clare Harding outlines the key factors that enable councils to gain the greatest impact from strengths-based approaches to adult social care and says those who do not go beyond a process or practice framework have gained less impact.


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