Redefining Community in Manchester

The best way to get your head around a place is to experience it – with that in mind, a key part of GM Leaders Plus is field trips. We focus on emerging places, innovative ideas and effective cross-sector partnerships, with trips set up by the team and by candidates. See where we’ve gone in 2022…

Creating social value from better use of public assets

Hackney Wick. #LearningFromCrisis: Creating better use of public assets

Many public-sector organisations tend to focus on the short term when developing property asset strategies. Increasing financial pressure forces them to prioritise a quick sale or lease at market rates over the long-term social and economic value these assets could generate. Yet maximising public asset value can be a vital … Read more

Local trusts: helping them help Londoners

Providing community services, space and connections is getting tougher. Historically the domain of churches and temples and technically a council responsibility, this key element of local support relies on vulnerable funding – and lots of good will. Local trusts have been delivering that support for decades, and it may be time for them to play a bigger role.