Partners in Practice

The LGA, SOLACE and researchers at University of Birmingham worked with Wigan and Colchester councils to explore how to apply, 21st Century Public Service principles to the real world work of local authorities.

Join the conversation: #21cps

Artwork by Laura Brodrick, @laurabrodrick and Paolo Feroleto, @fero_studio Music by Trailer Worx.

The aim is to…

… provide structured support tailored to your organisation, helping you assess where you are in developing and sustaining a 21st century organisation.

It’s practical, hands-on and focuses on real issues.

The roles of 21st Century Public Servant have become even more visible and relevant and Solace have been really happy to be involved in this important project”

Trudy Birtwell – Solace

“As a national agency one of the things we’ve asked about this project is: let’s challenge the research. We’ve got this 21st CenturyPublic Servant research. Is it valid, is it real, does it work in practice?”

Nigel Carruthers Local Government Association

Coronavirus changed the way councils worked.

Feedback from both Wigan and Colchester told us that the research came to life in this new way of working.


Professor Catherine Needham

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