The LGA Podcast
Nudges for Social Good: 3 (Hertfordshire)
Season 1, Ep. 3
Jim McManus, Director of Public Health and Michelle Constable, Head of the Behaviour Change Unit,talk about a project aimed at getting council staff moving - quite literally. Calorie labelling the stairs and footprints on the floor leading to the stairsresulted in nudging 20 per cent of council staff out of using lifts.The pair also speak about their programme called “It is never too late to be active” which is aimed at older adults.Read the full transcript of the Hertfordshire podcast.
Nudges for Social Good: 2 (Liverpool)
Season 1, Ep. 2
Liverpool City Council was one of the first councils to trial an innovation project under the LGA Behavioural Insights Programme. In the podcast,Sue Cummings, Head of Behavioural Insights and Change,explains Liverpool’s approach to tackling childhood obesity througha successful project to reducesales of high sugar fizzy drinks using a different type of signage.Read the full transcript of the Liverpool City Council podcast.
Nudges for Social Good: 1 (Barking and Dagenham)
Season 1, Ep. 1
In the inaugural episode, Tim Pearse, Behavioural Science Leadat Barking and Dagenham, shares his insights about an LGA project aimed athelping more domestic abuse victims access support in Kent, anda sucessful project in Barking and Dagenham which prevents residents from falling into rent arrears by using text messages to outlineavailable council support.Read the full transcript of the Barking and Dagenham podcast.