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.
South Kesteven District Council: Customising COVID-19 ARG funding to support business growth, diversification & resilience
South Kesteven District Council allocated £1.2m of it’s Central Government ARG COVID-19 Grant Allocation to create a grant scheme based around supporting new and existing businesses to diversify and enable them to be more resilient in the future.
London Borough of Southwark: Innovative use of the Household Support Fund
Southwark Council used the Household Support Fund to improve delivery of local welfare including providing direct cash support to help low income households pay rising energy bills, set levels of support based on local welfare data, and create community referral pathways.
London Borough of Lambeth: Streamlining access to financial support
To ensure that residents receive the right support at the right time, Lambeth Council entered into a partnership with Lightning Reach, an award-winning social impact startup, to connect people in financial hardship to a personalised range of support.
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham: Holistic financial guidance and support
Barking and Dagenham Council has led on the creation of a new standalone financial guidance and support website called Barking and Dagenham Money, a focal point for the Council’s communications and support relating to the escalating cost of living crisis.
Swindon Borough Council: Innovate housing solutions for older people in inter-generational communities
Swindon Borough Council is seeking to develop directly and with partners a greater range of housing options suited to people in late life. The council has developed and enabled specialist housing options, such as extra care housing, to meet the housing and care needs of older people.
Southampton City Council: Housing for older people and the benefits for local social care
Southampton City Council is seeking to develop a number of new housing with care schemes across the city and were seeking to secure support from their health partners. They commissioned research to investigate the impact on health care systems.