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 their carers.

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 Fraud Team.

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