Child protection social work in a pandemic: Turning towards the community? Brid Featherstone, May 12, 2020

“Disasters shake things loose. And the things that we regarded as fixed and unchangeable can suddenly be changed” (Solnit, 2020) Rebecca Solnit has become the ‘go to’ writer for many of us, at the moment, as we anxiously seize upon the messages of hope and possibility she has distilled from her decades long study of […]

Child protection social work in a pandemic: Turning towards the community?
How to Lead Partnerships to Transform Place Simon Bandy, Strategic Director, Local Partnerships, May 11, 2020

‘Place transformation’ has become a well-used term, as the principles underpinning the positive transformation of place are becoming better understood and established. But does this mean we know what it is or how to deliver it? Place transformation needs a shared ambition and vision with clear outcomes and outputs. It cannot be delivered by one […]

How to Lead Partnerships to Transform Place
Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #7 Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, May 7, 2020

04/5/20 – 08/5/20 Local authorities are indispensable in our current crisis and are therefore under enormous pressure. They manage the public services that people are increasingly reliant on, support the most vulnerable people in our communities, and hold information that keeps local people safe and informed. In this time of great uncertainty, councils are taking […]

Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #7
Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #6 Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, May 1, 2020

27/4/20 – 01/5/20 Local authorities are indispensable in our current crisis and are therefore under enormous pressure. They manage the public services that people are increasingly reliant on, support the most vulnerable people in our communities, and hold information that keeps local people safe and informed. In this time of great uncertainty, councils are taking […]

Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #6
Five reasons targets are a terrible way to do government Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, NLGN, April 30, 2020

Under pressure following criticism of his approach to testing for Covid-19, at the start of April Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced a new target: the government would be carrying out 100,000 tests a day by the end of April. Despite much action and the daily media glare, the end of the month has been reached, […]

Five reasons targets are a terrible way to do government
Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #5 Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, April 24, 2020

20/4/20 – 24/4/20 Local authorities are indispensable in our current crisis and are therefore under enormous pressure. They manage the public services that people are increasingly reliant on, support the most vulnerable people in our communities, and hold information that keeps local people safe and informed. In this time of great uncertainty, councils are taking […]

Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #5