Best Practice

22 12 Best-Practice Best Practice


  • How Alexa could revolutionise the way we deliver care

    By David Rees | October 3, 2017

    Hampshire CC and its partners are piloting Amazon’s Echo system to drive improvements in social care. David Rees says the project has the scope to complement human carers and make sure resources are focused on supporting those whose need is greatest [..]

  • Are ACOs the future for care?

    By Heather Jameson | September 27, 2017

    At St Helens on Merseyside, health and local government are working together to create an accountable care organisation to ease pressure on care and health services. Heather Jameson reports.

  • Training up the leaders of tomorrow

    By Andrew Muter | September 27, 2017

    Andrew Muter talks about the unique approach Newark and Sherwood DC and its surrounding authorities are taking to develop talent.

  • Tackling loneliness with technology

    By Graham Allen and David Rees | September 27, 2017

    Graham Allen and David Rees reveal how a recent project in Hampshire has shown how digital technology can help address the growing problem of chronic loneliness for the elderly.

  • Unlocking the problems of centralisation

    By Heather Jameson | September 21, 2017

    As the UK prepares to leave the EU, Core Cities chair Cllr Judith Blake tells Heather Jameson what cities have to offer on the economy, democracy and devolution in a post-Brexit world.

  • Not laid back about leisure

    By Sohail Munawar | September 21, 2017

    Slough BC is investing more than £58m in its new leisure strategy. Cllr Sohail Munawar explains the motivations behind the policy and the wider role sport and physical activity has to play in urban renewal.

  • A culture shock for Aylesbury Vale

    By Andrew Grant | September 20, 2017

    As part of its transformation programme, Aylesbury Vale DC asked all its staff to reapply for newly designed job roles in the pursuit of a single vision. Andrew Grant explains why.

  • Thinking business

    By Jason Longhurst | September 13, 2017

    Jason Longhurst explains how Central Bedfordshire Council's commercial thinking has helped to attract businesses to the area, create jobs and allowing the council to reinvest in services.

  • Councils need to lead regeneration projects

    By Teresa Lane | September 4, 2017

    When budgets are tight and markets are volatile, how can councils generate funding and mitigate risk to deliver what’s best for their districts? Teresa Lane explains.

  • Keeping family first

    By Yvette Stanley | August 30, 2017

    Yvette Stanley explains how Merton LBC and its partners have rallied to support a Syrian refugee family that has recently been resettled in the borough, and claims the work can be replicated elsewhere.

  • East Ayrshire’s big journey

    By Fiona Lees | August 30, 2017

    Fiona Lees charts the progress of East Ayrshire Council’s award-winning transformation strategy, which has not only maintained vital services, but forged new relationships with the community.

  • From wasteland to playground – it’s the rebirth of Lee Valley

    By Shaun Dawson | August 30, 2017

    Fifty years since the creation of the Lee Valley Regional Park and the authority that is responsible for it, Shaun Dawson explains how partnership working with local authorities has been crucial for the park’s development.