High quality public services, connected to their users, is what makes strong and resilient communities.
But our public services are under pressure.
Demand is rising. Focus is on crisis rather than prevention. Public servants feel undervalued. And people are pessimistic about the future.
With a General Election on the horizon, it is time to stand up for public services.
During 2024 we will explore six priorities for reform.
Each month we will take a deep dive into one area, sharing insights and real-life examples through a series of interactive webinars, thought-provoking articles and podcasts.
1. System and Place Leadership
Trusting local leaders is the best way to improve services
2. Children's Health
More effective local partnerships can reduce inequalities in children's health
3. Regional working in children's services
Regional collaboration can improve outcomes for children and families
4. Artificial Intelligence
Values-based application of AI can transform users experience of public services
5. Cooperative delivery of public services
Cooperative principles can shape new service models that are more connected to communities
6. Relationship between central and local government
A 'reset' in the relationship between central and local government can improve policy implementation
These areas of change are underpinned by three cross-cutting themes