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Front-line autonomy in public services is vital to keep pace with COVID-19
22 October 2020
Michael Wyatt argues that public sector leaders have a responsibility to empower front-line staff to make decisions to best cope with the rapidly changing context COVID-19 presents. COVID-19 has triggered an unprecedented need for public sector organisations to alter service delivery to ensure communities’ health and social care needs are met. Such extreme adaptation has…
To emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, we must take the time to understand how local authorities work and the critical role they play
20 October 2020
Alissa Davies reflects on a decade working with local government, and why it is uniquely placed to lead us through the current and future crises. This month marks ten years since I started my first job working for a local authority. Having worked for and with local authorities ever since, I’ve been reflecting on what…
Catch up on our webinar – Strategic priorities in and beyond the crisis: how to build back better.
16 October 2020
Catch up on our webinar where we consider strategic priorities in and beyond the crisis with a focus on how to build back better. The webinar was hosted by Andrew Laird who was joined by Danny Kruger MP and Damian Allen, Chief Executive of Doncaster Council. Thank you to Danny and Damian for their contributions….
Building back better involves trusting local people – reflections on the CCIN conference
15 October 2020
Jordan Binedell and Eliza Hardwick report on this year’s Cooperative Council Innovation Network Conference. Last week, Mutual Ventures was delighted to attend the Cooperative Council Innovation Network Conference (CCIN) and hear from a wide range of speakers. The Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network is a collaboration between local authorities committed to transforming the way they work…
“Building back better”: easy to say, harder to achieve
13 October 2020
Agata Miśkowiec and Alissa Davies reflect on how local authorities can recover from the COVID-19 crisis and what is means to ‘build back better’. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world as we know it upside down. The whole nation is facing enormous social and economic challenges. But as we recover, we also have an…
MV CCIN Fringe event: A co-operative strategy to underpin your recovery from COVID-19
12 October 2020
On the 7th October we were delighted to host a joint fringe event with Bates Wells at the 2020 Co-operative Councils Innovation Network’s annual conference. Mutual Ventures’ Andrew Laird and Jamie McMahon and Bates Wells’ Abbie Rumbold were joined by Mike O’Keeffe, Head of Commissioning for Mental Health and Learning Disability at Rochdale Borough Council…
Join our next webinar – Strategic priorities in and beyond the crisis: how to build back better. Thursday 15th October, 2pm.
7 October 2020
To register for this webinar click here. COVID-19 has placed immense pressure on public services and shown the vital role of Local Authorities in leading their communities through the crisis. The immediate response to the pandemic has been for partners to work together, drawing in communities in a spirit of cooperation. Local Authority leaders are…