Keeping the window open: the 21st Century Public Servant and Covid-19

Image by @laurabrodrick Prof. Catherine Needham Local authorities had experience of managing short-term local crises, but the national and long-lasting crisis created by Covid-19 has been something new outside wartime. Local authorities had to manage the local implications of the lockdown and Covid-19 preparedness in their area whilst also moving all of their own non-essential … Continue reading Keeping the window open: the 21st Century Public Servant and Covid-19

How coronavirus is changing how we think about illegal drugs

Jon Bloomfield The debate between prevention or punishment is receiving some ‘new thinking’ that may change the way drugs are bought and used. How the country handles people who use drugs is a contentious political issue. Like most of the country, Birmingham has a growing problem with drug misuse. Over the last forty years Judith … Continue reading How coronavirus is changing how we think about illegal drugs