Civil Society Innovation

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Councils are in the process of fundamentally changing models for service delivery – to respond to the significant budget savings that need to be made and also because some of the toughest problems that councils and communities are facing require a radically different approach.

Much has been said about the concept of the ‘Big Society’; some councils have wholeheartedly embraced this concept, and others have been more tentative with terminology. In both cases, local authorities around the country are finding innovative ways to engage citizens and civil society in the design and delivery of public services in order to innovate.

LGiU are bringing together local authority leaders, with DCLG, Ministers and civil society stakeholders to highlight the good work that councils are doing in driving forward innovation, explore new models of service delivery and also think about how councils can move forward with the challenges ahead.