The Covid-19 pandemic forced local public services to change the way they work to address the pressing challenges being faced by their communities. The impact of the pandemic has been compounded by climate change, the spiralling cost of living, digital poverty and a host of other issues now facing people, places and communities.
Our challenge now is to address what is a critical juncture for public services, a once in a generation opportunity to deliver lasting reform of public services to address these complex issues. We aim to enable and empower Socitm’s members to play their role at this juncture in supporting and transforming the resilience of people, communities, organisations and places they serve.
This Collection brings together insights from our network of 2,500 local practitioners and participants in Socitm’s Leadership, Research and Advisory programmes, together with wider findings and reflections from the public, private and academic sectors. These insights set out how, working together, we can all support the wider drive towards post-Covid resilience and regeneration.