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Putting communities at the heart of public service


Locality Matters has been established to support a radical improvement in the way that public services are delivered at a community level.

There is an opportunity to fundamentally improve the quality and effectiveness of local public services by amplifying the impact of existing budgets.

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Who we work with

Locality Matters works with: community groups, Local Authorities, other public and third sector suppliers and finance organisations to help determine, implement and share the risk of delivering significant improvement to public services at a community level.

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Recent News


“Grab a kebab” and other lessons in prevention and behaviour change from the fire services

Although not widely recognised across the rest of the public sector, Fire and Rescue Services have arguably gone further in... Read More →

Could local decision making and local finance management solve housing shortages – Lessons from Thailand

by Canem Ozyildirim, Associate at Locality Matters The number of people who live in slums in urban Thailand is disputed... Read More →

It doesn’t stop at Holyrood… how devolution in Scotland is impacting local communities. By David Welsh, Director MainStreet Consulting

Even for those with only a passing interest in politics and government, it’s been a busy few months up here... Read More →

How could you transform London’s public services for £10m?

Despite years of money and government initiatives the evidence of London’s communities actually being in control of meaningful budgets or... Read More →

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