London Borough of Southwark: Partnering with the Money Adviser Network to reduce debts
Southwark Council partners with the Money Adviser Network, referring customers mainly for rent or council tax arrears. This provides immediate assistance, while building a picture of who in the borough is in particular need and plan support for the future.
Bath & North East Somerset Council: Cross-partner Community Wellbeing Hub
Bath and North East Somerset Council are continuing to mobilise their cross-partner Community Wellbeing Hub to support the most vulnerable residents, most recently addressing the pressures created by the cost of living crisis.
LGA: Sugar levy should be spent by councils to tackle physical inactivity and ensure lasting Commonwealth Games legacy
By reinstating this funding and devolving sugar levy funds, the Government can ensure councils can continue to provide vital services such as tackling childhood obesity and encouraging greater physical activity in their local areas.
Levelling Up Locally Inquiry: Productivity and Prosperity
The aim of the session was to explore the role of the private and public sector in addressing inter and intra-regional inequalities and consider the shift towards sustainable and inclusive models of prosperity.
Nottinghamshire County Council: Improving access to affordable and nutritious food
Families with young children in Nottinghamshire are being supported with the cost of living through a network of FOOD (Food On Our Doorstep) Clubs. The clubs provide more affordable access to healthy ingredients as well as supporting families to cook and prepare family meals.
Kirklees Council: An evidence base for the housing needs of older, ethnic minority communities
Kirklees Council commissioned a research study to better understand how preferences in the ageing ethnic minority populations affects housing needs across the district. The purpose was to gather evidence the council can use to inform investment decisions about future housing for older people.
Gloucestershire: A joint action plan for healthy homes
Gloucestershire County Council, District/Borough Councils and NHS partners worked on a joint action plan for healthy homes, supporting older people to live well and independently in their existing homes.
Central Bedfordshire Council: A community-led approach to developing age-friendly housing
Central Bedfordshire Council is keen to stimulate the supply of community-led approaches to deliver housing for the ageing population in the area. The Council’s guide, ‘How to Develop a Community-Led Approach to Age Friendly Housing in Central Bedfordshire’ sets out action that will assist communities in Central Bedfordshire to take the next steps in implementing plans to increase the number of homes suitable for an ageing population.
Bristol City Council: Better Lives at Home programme
Bristol City Council’s Better Lives at Home programme aims to deliver a step change in the development, provision, and effectiveness of a range of accommodation within the community as a real alternative to residential care for older and/ or vulnerable working age adults with care or support needs.
LG Inform Plus - Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
This case study highlights the work that Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has undertaken using LG Inform Plus. This includes its approach to business intelligence via the use of the LG Inform Plus API.
Bassetlaw District Council: Leading a place-based response
Bassetlaw District Council has identified the cost of living crisis as the biggest current threat to its communities, revised its Corporate Plan to reflect this situation and reallocated the use of reserves to match this commitment.