Somerset County Council: An employers' perspective on T Levels
‘Grow our own’ is an important ethos at Somerset Council. T Level placements are one element of a variety of early career routes into the council, and T Level opportunities are making the council an attractive local employer to young people.
LGA responds to Lords Adult Social Care Committee report: A “gloriously ordinary life’’
Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Board said: “This excellent report could be a blueprint for the way forward for adult social care and we fully support the central message that social care should be seen as a “national imperative”. The positive framing of social care and the core focus on people who draw on care and support is particularly welcoming.
Society is facing an array of major global challenges: the pandemic, climate change and cost-of-living crisis. All these issues play out in a local context and shape our communities and the organisations who serve them.
Podcast transcript (Nudges for Social Good) – Cheshire East Council: using behavioural insights to improve men's mental health
Transcript of episode 15 of our behavioural insights podcast – Nudges for Social Good – in which Katy Ellison and Carys Ward of Cheshire East Council discuss their behavioural insights trial which focused on improving men’s mental health during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
This revised modern slavery guidance provides an overview of modern slavery and the UK framework for tackling it, and provides targeted sections for officers working in different council services to help them understand their specific responsibilities.