Council shortlisted for seven awards!
Tower Hamlets Council has been shortlisted for
seven awards in the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards which
take place next year, with one of the highest number of shortlisted
entries of councils across the UK.
The awards recognise and celebrate the greatest achievements
from across local government and act as a platform for sharing best
practice and lessons learned by the finalists and winners.
Tower Hamlets’ submissions span a number of different services
from children’s services and health and social care to community
involvement and the Olympics and demonstrate the breadth of work
undertaken by teams across the council.
The Children’s Services Award submission highlights the work
done in “Improving the Life Chances of Children and Young People”
and demonstrates the achievements made in improving the outcomes
and life opportunities for children, young people and families.
The council’s work on “Improving Pathways for People with
Dementia and their Carers “ is highlighted in the Health &
Social Care category after partnership working across organisations
resulted in significant improvements for people with dementia and
One of the biggest highlights and challenges for host boroughs
this year was delivering the Olympics and Tower Hamlets is
shortlisted in two categories: Public Sector Partnership, which
recognises the ways in which the council worked with a host of
partners to manage the impact of the Games and maximise the
opportunities for local people and the Management Team of the Year
award for The Six Host Boroughs which was submitted by Newham on
behalf of all the host boroughs.
Other awards the council has been shortlisted for include: the
Community Involvement award where the council’s commitment to
citizen empowerment and innovation is showcased through the
development of nine Neighbourhood Agreements (NAs), centring on
co-producing local service improvements with local residents;
Management Team of the Year in which the Development and Renewal
Directorate Management Team are highlighted after having delivered
significant performance improvements; and the Tackling Fraud award
for the innovative fraud management approach shown by the Corporate
Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman said: “I am delighted that
the LGC Awards have recognised the hard work and significant
outcomes delivered by teams across the council in the last year.
Council staff continue to deliver high quality services despite the
challenging financial climate. The competition for these awards is
always tough so it is a great achievement for staff to be
shortlisted and I would personally like to congratulate them.”
The winners will be announced at the LGC Awards 2013 on
Wednesday the 13 March 2013.
December 7, 2012