How can councils transform their cultures? Angie Ridgwell, Chief Executive, Lancashire County Council, November 6, 2019

This October, I had the pleasure of participating in an NLGN Innovation Exchange for the first time.

How can councils transform their cultures?
How economic optimism is declining amid Brexit Pawda Tjoa, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, October 31, 2019

This month’s NLGN Leadership Index report reveals that councils are even less hopeful about the impact of Brexit on their local economy than they were two years ago.

How economic optimism is declining amid Brexit
Participation is all the rage. But how can we ensure it includes everyone? Alex Fox, CEO Shared Lives Plus , October 30, 2019

Participative approaches are popular – but they often fail to be truly inclusive Alex Fox OBE, who leads the revolutionary Shared Lives community carer scheme, shares his two lessons for making sure people with disabilities and other excluded groups are part of decision making.

Participation is all the rage. But how can we ensure it includes everyone?
Not enough revolution in government’s devolution plans Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, October 16, 2019

So, Her Majesty told us yesterday that her counsellors will be launching another round of devolution. It won’t happen of course unless Boris Johnson marches back into Downing Street with something like a workable majority. But it shows that there is still appetite in Westminster for a policy that appeared to have lost its sheen. […]

Not enough revolution in government’s devolution plans
Dame Sally Davies: Getting it fundamentally wrong on obesity Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, October 10, 2019

No one can doubt the sincerity of Dame Sally Davies’s parting shot as Chief Medical Officer. Her report on child obesity crackles with frustration and fear at the horrendous cost of the problem to individuals, families and the wider country. But her proposed solution reveals much that is wrong with our healthcare system and the […]

Dame Sally Davies: Getting it fundamentally wrong on obesity
It’s politics Jim, but not as we know it Claire Kennedy Co-founder & Managing Partner, PPL, September 26, 2019

There is no need for another blog to articulate the complete chaos that the British politics system finds itself in at the present time. As of today, the government teeters on through a newly reconvened, non-prorogued Parliament, careering headlong to its October 31st ‘do or die’ deadline for Brexit. But who knows what tomorrow will […]

It’s politics Jim, but not as we know it
The missing piece of the children’s services puzzle Pawda Tjoa, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, September 11, 2019

The number of children in care has never been so high, rising by 4% over the last year alone and by 2025, the funding gap for children’s services is expected to rise to £3.1bn. In 2017-18, nine out of 10 councils were already overspending and this continued, despite the injection of an additional £542m in […]

The missing piece of the children’s services puzzle