One of the great things about BT’s partnership with SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives) Scotland is that we can talk to and listen to the CEOs first-hand about what keeps them awake at night and the issues they are grappling with on a day-to-day basis.
At another recent Solace partner’s briefing it was illuminating to say the least that the view from the CEO office is that in terms of financial challenges and austerity then in Scotland at least, the worst is yet to come. The issue of integrating health and social care is high on the agenda as is the welfare of children, and the laudable ideal of making Scotland the best place for children to grow up. This is a huge challenge with recent stats showing that whilst child poverty rates have decreased there is little belief that this will continue. [Read more...]