The LGA Podcast
Nudges for Social Good: Ep 14 (north east London councils)
Rhian Gladman is joined by Vickie Rowland, former public health practitioner at the London Borough of Havering, and Stéphanie Renucci, managing director and founder of insight and innovation agency UNPITCHD, to discuss how a group of councils in north east London used behavioural insights to help address local health inequalities by increasing the uptake of health checks offered by the NHS.
The councils involved in the work were the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, and the City of London.
Nudges for Social Good: Ep 17 Newham Council – encouraging debt arrears payment and supporting residents
Katie Brunger of Newham Council joins Rhian Gladman to discuss how targeted support was used to encourage Newham residents to make payments to tackle their debt arrears and how behavioural insights trials can have sometimes have unintended consequences.Access the full transcript of this episode at https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/behavioural-insights/nudges-social-good-our-behavioural-insights-podcast/podcast-0
Nudges for Social Good: Ep 16 Wirral Council – COVID-19 community champions
Nicola Jones and Rory McGill from Wirral Council join Rhian to talk about how their 'Community Champions' programme was used to encourage adherence to restrictions during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss how they organised the programme and how they engaged hard-to-reach groups – and give an overview of their findings and where the programme is headed next.Access the full transcript of this episode at https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/behavioural-insights/nudges-social-good-our-behavioural-insights-podcast/podcast
Nudges for Social Good: Ep 15 Cheshire East Council: improving men's mental health
Content warning: this episode contains content that some people may find upsetting; in particular, references to mental health and suicide. In this episode, Rhian Gladman is joined by Katy Ellison and Carys Ward from Cheshire East Council to discuss their behavioural insights trial addressing men’s mental health during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Katy and Carys speak about how they decided to tackle this issue and what effects the trial has had on men’s mental health in their local area, sharing advice for other councils who may be interested in starting a behavioural insights trial.Access Cheshire East Council's visual assets discussed in this episode at https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/financial-resilience-and-economic-recovery/behavioural-insights/projectsAccess the full transcript for this episode at https://www.local.gov.uk/podcast-transcript-nudges-social-good-cheshire-east-council-using-behavioural-insights-improve-mens