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.
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.
Hertfordshire County Council: Cost of Living Taskforce
In response to the growing pressures residents in Hertfordshire are facing, Hertfordshire County Council has established a ‘Cost of Living Taskforce’ which brings together representation from various service areas to coordinate how the organisation is supporting residents.
Leicestershire County Council: Increasing housing choices for older people
Leicestershire County Council is looking to work with a range of housing providers to develop a range of housing options, including housing with care and support schemes across Leicestershire by 2037 for both older adults and working age adults with disabilities.