News & Press

There are many ways that members and public sector professionals can stay up to date with the work of Solace, our policy networks and our partners. On this page you can view news bulletins and press releases from the Solace team, and in addition:

  • Members will receive the Weekly Member Briefing and Policy Brief by email
  • Members who join a policy network(s) will receive regular E-bulletins updating them on its activities
  • You can follow Solace on Twitter (@SOLACE_UK)
 

Diversity in our sector: Letter from Solace President Jo Miller – 0

This is a letter sent by Solace President Jo Miller, Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to fellow Chief Executives in England, as well as regional leads in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:

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Statement from Solace President Jo Miller in response to the publication of the Housing White Paper – 0

Today Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid introduced the Housing White Paper to Parliament and set out the Government’s housing strategy for England. This is a statement from Jo Miller, Solace President and Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, in response:

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Solace statement on publication of Government's Industrial Strategy – 0

Today Prime Minister Theresa May set out the Government’s plans for a Modern Industrial Strategy aimed to improve living standards and economic growth across the country. This is a statement from Martin Swales, Chief Executive of South Tyneside Council and Solace Spokesperson on Economic Growth and Housing, in response:

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Statement from Solace President Jo Miller in response to the Local Government Financial Settlement – 0

This is a statement from Jo Miller, Solace President and Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, in response to the Local Government Financial Settlement: 

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Statement from Martin Swales, Solace Spokesperson on Economic Prosperity and Housing, in response to the Autumn Statement – 0

This is a statement from Martin Swales, Chief Executive of South Tyneside Council and Solace Spokesperson on Economic Prosperity and Housing, in response to the Autumn Statement.

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Statement from Solace President Jo Miller in response to the Autumn Statement – 0

This is a statement from Jo Miller, Solace President and Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, in response to the Autumn statement: 

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New Solace President's Address – 0

Delivered by Jo Miller, Chief Executive, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council at the Solace Annual Summit on Wednesday 12th October 2016.

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When our much awaited first child was born, my husband’s first words were: ‘Blimey Jo, it’s enormous!’ After some berating by me, we established said child was male, and in good working order. I’ll never forget Ken’s words that day, even if I wanted to throttle him, as his oratory did not quite match the occasion.

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Solace elects a new President – 0

Over the last week, Solace members have been asked to elect a new Solace President. This is a statement from Gavin Jones, interim Chair of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (Solace) in relation to the election:

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Solace and LGA joint submission to the Ofsted 'Future of Social Care' consultation – 0

On 9th September 2016 Solace responded jointly with the LGA to the Ofsted consultation on 'The Future of Social Care Inspection'.

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Solace Statement: Tribute to Harold Bodmer – 0

“Solace is saddened to learn of the death of Harold Bodmer, Executive Director of Adult Social Services at Norfolk County Council, ADASS President and Solace member.

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