This year in review of the programmes that made up our sector support offer in 2022/23 provides a snapshot of the ways we supported councils to improve, develop leadership, make data-informed decisions, share notable practice, and – in so doing – build capacity and capability in local government.
In 2022/23, our far-reaching regional support programme engaged with all 333 councils in England, helping to ensuring that councils had the support they needed to harness opportunities and address challenges.
Our Better Use of Data programme supported councils to recognise the value of data, make good use of it in decision-making, bring better outcomes for residents and businesses, and enable efficient working across services.
Our Workforce and HR programme supported councils as employers as they faced workforce challenges and uncertainty, where new and increasing demands on our workforce brought challenges and opportunities.
The Inclusive Fire Service Group (IFSG), an NJC led sector wide body for the UK fire and rescue service has reaffirmed its commitment to its original terms of reference, alongside a renewed focus and determination to support and promote the development of positive culture and inclusive behaviours in the service.