Tony Pilkington calls on councils to develop new models of care in order to empower local communities.
The current trend among councils of standardising services and outsourcing contracts to big national charities and multinational companies is ‘counterproductive’, campaigners warn.
The House of Lords is being urged to support the creation of new local councils in England's city areas in order to strengthen local democracy and improve the take-up of neighbourhood planning.
The Government will take an active role in tackling ‘everyday injustices’ and building a ‘shared society’, says the prime minister.
Devolution to local government will only be successful if power is driven beyond town halls and into local communities, a new report from the Co-operative Party has argued.
Three local communities in south London are to be given more responsibility for services as part of a six-month pilot scheme launched by Croydon Council.
The Government should invest £1bn to help transfer public buildings and land into the hands of community groups.
The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched an online toolkit to help councils involve their residents in the design and delivery of services.
Poorer communities are missing out on a government scheme to improve neighbourhoods, according to new research published by a think tank.
200 neighbourhood plans have now been approved following three referendums in Herefordshire.