Published October 8, 2019 at 11:22
Local government workers are there for us, through every stage of our lives. From birth, through our youth and adulthood, to old age. We cannot live our lives without them. But local government workers are often forgotten.
Refuse workers, trading standards officers, environmental health inspectors, youth workers, librarians, school cleaners, care assistants – and many more – deliver vital local services. They are the glue that hold our communities together. The Local Service Champions campaign aims to raise the profile of these unsung heroes.
Watch our film and share it with your friends. Help them to understand the central role local government workers play in our lives.
Local government has been an easy target for cuts, with central government cuts of 50% according to the National Audit Office. Yet unlike the NHS or schools, people have been less likely to defend it. It’s time to recognise, celebrate and defend local government workers – they are champions.
Want to meet the unsung heroes? Read our feature article.
17 October celebration day
October 17 is local service champions day. Throughout the UK, council workers and members of the public will celebrate the contribution local services, and the people that deliver them, make to our lives. Make sure you get involved and celebrate!