Arts Council England and LGA Joint Statement (2023-2025)
This statement sets out how Arts Council England and the Local Government Association (LGA) will work together over the period from 2023-2025. Its purpose is to outline our shared vision for the contribution that arts, museums and libraries make to the nation, to places, and for people and how the two partners aspire to work together to realise it.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Stockport Council and Trafford Council: A city region response to the cost of living
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has been seeking to add value to the work of its 10 member councils by leading a whole system response to the cost of living pressures. This includes data gathering, sharing information, and practical advice for particular groups of residents..
Portsmouth: Creating a Network of Contraception Champions
Portsmouth’s sexual health workforce has been upskilling frontline staff from other services to have healthy conversations about sexual health and in particular pregnancy planning. Staff including midwives, health visitors and social care workers have all received tailored training.
Staffordshire, Stoke and Telford and Wrekin: the Benefits of Joint Tendering and Economies of Scale
Commissioners from Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent and Telford and Wrekin councils worked together to jointly tender for sexual health and HIV services. The move has had a variety of advantages, allowing the three areas to benefit from economies of scale and better partnership working with each other and the provider for the benefit of the patients.
Women across Liverpool have easier access to a range of services, including contraception, thanks to a network of clinics, hubs and pharmacies. It has ensured that no woman in the city is more than a 15-minute walk from a contraception service.
Bedford, Central Beds and Milton Keynes: How the Pandemic Has Driven Innovation
Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and the City of Milton Keynes, have introduced new ways of working by embracing digital technologies and other innovations deployed during the pandemic to improve access to all the services provided from STI testing to contraception.