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Solace blog

7th September 2023

MJ Article: Many councils are finding their own solutions in a time of crises, Graeme McDonald

“Press coverage in recent months has been studded with negative stories about local government. Financial decisions that will cast a shadow over their communities for years ahead. Increasing numbers of authorities struggling to make the books balance due to rising demand and inflation. Collapsing care markets, workforce struggles, housing policy failures and now, school health and safety concerns…

Yet, despite these challenges it is heartening to hear from so many Solace members that ‘it’s the best job in the world,’ ‘I wouldn’t want it any other way’ and ‘the satisfaction from making a tangible difference can’t be replicated.’ Local Government remains incredibly rewarding and a career that opens opportunities few others can.”

Click here to read the full article by by Solace’s Managing Director Graeme McDonald on the MJ.