Focus on staff engagement to drive service user take up of digital social care

Social care departments are being advised to focus on persuading their staff of the benefits of ‘digital’ if they are to make more progress in getting social care service users and their carers to use online services.

This week's 25 key Council news stories from around the UK

Manchester to cut bin sizes by more than 40%; Hull offers all staff voluntary redundancy; auditors criticise Derby pay review; Staffordshire to cut health support services; Hampshire to charge 12,000 people more for care; South Ayrshire bin strike continues; Y Bala to be renamed Y Bale and more......

Geoff Connell - Director of ICT, oneSource, joint committee of LB Newham & LB Havering in conversation with Joe Tibbetts

Council websites ‘go mobile’ with benefits for accessibility and usability

Steve Carvell head of health and social care at CommonTime in conversation with Joe Tibbetts

Council news from Cheshire, Leeds, Leicestershire, West Midlands, Essex, Medway, North Somerset, Dundee and Cardiff and more...

Andy Bates - public sector CTO, EMEA, Verizon in conversation with Joe Tibbetts

Council reduces cost of missed bin collection misreporting by 40%

Council News from Bristol, Newcastle, Cheshire East, Liverpool, Birmingham, Coventry, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Thurrock, West Sussex, Cornwall, Glasgow, Aberdeen and more...

Digital technology must redefine the relationship between citizens and state says West Midlands Combined Authority chief

Local authorities embrace digital opportunity in planning process

Council news from Blackpool, Leeds, Leicestershire, Worcestershire, Peterborough, Hampshire, Barnet, Falkirk, Denbighshire and others

Helen Milner, Tinder Foundation CEO counts the cost of digital exclusion

3D printing set to revolutionise transplant medicine: Part 1

Council news from Liverpool, Stockport, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, Powys, Stoke, Oxfordshire, Plymouth, Camden, Belfast and many more...

Bursting the Gen Z bubble: digital natives could be in for a shock

Better Connected Programme and Communities launches across public sector transformation space