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Drawing on Legislation to Support Local Government in the Fight Against Online Fraud

In this post Dr Lucian Tipi, Head of Teaching and Learning Enhancement of the College of Business, Technology and Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, discusses what UK and International legislation is in place to help support local Authorities in tackling online fraud.

Louisa Steele, Housing First and Homelessness Manager, Standing Together

We’re delighted to welcome Louisa Steele, Housing First and Homelessness Manager, Standing Together, as a new content contributor to MyGovCentral. Louisa has worked across women’s specialist services and the homelessness sector in England for the past twelve years, in both frontline and strategic roles.

Michael Kill, Chief Executive Officer, Night Time Industries Association

We're delighted to welcome Michael Kill, as a content contributor for MyGovCentral. Michael is the Chief Executive of the Night Time Industries Association and will be sharing insights into providing flexible support to businesses in the night-time economy.

Showcasing Local Employers to Improve Youth Employment Opportunities

The number of young people not in education, employment or training in January to March 2022 was estimated at 10.4%. We heard from Julie Young, Post-16 Advisor at Somerset County Council, about how the TalentEd Academy programmes has provided young people with opportunities to explore future careers following education.

How Can Local Authorities Work Towards Green Recovery?

Leaders within local authorities must play their part in tackling climate change. This report acts a guide for local authorities, sharing advice on best practice and practical steps to combat climate change. Themes covered include: electric vehicles, town planning, biodiversity and much more.

How Sevenoaks District Council Overcame Funding Constraints

Local Government budgets are shrinking while costs and demand continue to rise. This case study shares insights from Cllr Peter Fleming, Leader of Sevenoaks District Council and Chair of the LGA Improvement and Innovation Board on their inventive funding strategy.

Reducing Local Government Reliance on Temporary Work Contracts

As of March 2021 45,3% of those employed in Local Government worked on a temporary or casual contract. Only 26.2% of staff were employed on a permanent basis. This case study examines North Yorkshire County Council’s Effective Integrating Resources Strategy and how the strategy helped reduce spending on agency staff by over £3.5 million.

Reviving the Lincolnshire Seaside: Coast Collaboration for a Connected Coast

In 2020 Mablethorpe and Skegness, both towns on the Lincolnshire coast, joined forces to bid for £50 million of The Towns Fund. This case study outlines the proposed projects of the Lincolnshire Connected Coast Board to regenerate its coastal towns.

Bristol City Council: A Multiagency Approach to Safeguarding Vulnerable Young People

Bristol City Council strives for a holistic approach to safeguarding young people in the city. This case study discusses how Bristol City Council have developed a multiagency approach to safeguarding vulnerable young people in the city

Digital Inclusion: Delivering Digital Skills and Services at a Local Level

Dr Alice Mathers is Head of Research at the Good Things Foundation spoke to us about delivering digital skills and services at a local level.

Crisis Communications in the Public Sector: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Kate Betts MCIPR from Capital B Media spoke about the common pitfalls in crisis communication and ways to avoid them.

Adult Social Care: A Local Government Approach

Cllr Paulette Hamilton from the Local Government Association spoke to us about the local government approach to Adult Social Care.

Liverpool City Council: Promoting Better Sexual Health Services for Women

Liverpool is England’s 6th largest city with a population of 498,048. The population has risen by 12.6% since 2009. There are areas of deprivation with high teenage pregnancy rates, as well as high abortion rates. We heard from Liverpool City Council about their current women’s sexual health strategy through the distributions of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) and the development of Women’s Health Hubs.

The Importance of Ownership: Giving Communities the Power to Regenerate

Locality’s most recent report assesses whether community ownership could boost the post-Covid-19 recovery. With the economy beginning to recover, could community asset transfers be the key to creating a long-lasting and sustainable path to stronger local economies?

Improving Outcomes for People with Multiple Disadvantages

Doncaster Council’s Pat Hagan and Debbie McKinney spoke to us about the big vision for Doncaster Town Centre, the importance of ‘people and place’ to achieving this, and the Complex Lives Alliance integrated delivery model.

Leeds City Council: Local Approaches to Addressing Financial Inclusion

In 2004, Leeds’ economy was booming and showing promising signs of becoming a northern powerhouse. However, there was a significant minority who were not enjoying the economic uplift. In this case study we’ll look at Leeds City Council’s approach to financial inclusion.

Handling Complaints Promptly and Fairly in Social Housing

There has been a shakeup of the complaints process after the Grenfell Tower fire. In this article we’ll be looking at recent moves to improve the complaints process for social housing tenants.