Local Government

Challenges and leadership in education and inclusion: A discussion with Paul Senior

We speak to Paul Senior, a respected leader who is leaving a real mark as he fronts and shapes education system policy and strategy alongside mainstream and SEND partnerships and provision.

July 2, 2024
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Supporting local authorities to rethink Temporary Accommodation: Doing something is better than nothing…

It’s clear that while upper-tier authorities grapple with the challenge of Adults and Children’s social care; a critical challenge for Unitary, Districts and Boroughs is the huge weight of discharging their homelessness obligations by providing immediate emergency accommodation and temporary accommodation.  

June 27, 2024
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Can Local Authorities control spiralling revenue costs by making best use of existing assets for Temporary Accommodation?

We explore whether a shift towards a more commercially minded approach to ensure local authorities are making best use of these assets, could yield significant benefits, reduce cost exposure and enhance the supply of TA.

June 27, 2024
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What’s next for local government? A discussion with Barry Quirk

The challenges facing local government are formidable, yet councils across the country are brimming with creativity and resilience as they engage with communities to find solutions. At 31ten, we are talking to councils nationwide to explore what the future holds and the implications for the next government.  Ameeta Rowland, one of our associate consultants leading…

May 20, 2024
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LEP integration: The journey so far

Once the dust has settled, it will be essential to plan for regular progress reviews to ensure success. How are former LEP functions delivering against the local vision agreed in planning for integration? 

April 25, 2024
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LEP integration: Securing tomorrow by ringfencing residual LEP funding for economic growth and development

There is the opportunity for residual funding from LEP integration to be safeguarded and reallocated to support future economic development initiatives. However, making a compelling case for ringfencing this funding is essential in the context of the many other local authority funding pressures and priorities.

April 16, 2024
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Five common business case pitfalls – and how to avoid them

A well-prepared business case is the cornerstone of successful project implementation. However, navigating the intricacies of business case preparation can be challenging, and common pitfalls can undermine and derail the decision-making process.

April 2, 2024
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14 months as a Director for Adult Social Care

Maggie Kufeldt is a Director at 31ten who also holds interim leadership positions in the public sector. I caught up with Maggie to speak to her about her most recent interim role as Executive Director for Adult’s and Health Partnerships in Salford City Council. This included responsibility for adult social care, housing, welfare and public…

March 15, 2024
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LEP integration: An opportunity to align and review economic strategies

This is a pivotal year for local government when considering the development and delivery of an economic strategy. History shows that first movers have an advantage and establishing priorities shaped by local businesses and communities will give confidence to the market.

March 11, 2024
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Collaborative Solutions: Providing Safe Accommodation for Victims of Domestic Abuse

How through working collaboratively to identify solutions and opportunities for innovation, it is possible to address the issues of quality and supply in safe accommodation.

March 4, 2024
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