Lockdown anniversary – a lost year or a push for innovation? – Cheshire West & Chester Council working with ICS.AI

Posted on 26th March, 2021

One year after the country’s first lockdown, we shouldn’t dwell on what we’ve lost but focus on how to do better

The chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic has marked us all. It has changed our reality forever. There is no point in trying to bring back the old. All we can do now is rise up and face new challenges in new ways. Humanity has always excelled at turning calamities into ingenuity.

Solutions that think independently

The pandemic has been a blow to the quality of public services. Councils have been struggling with a surge in queries, information bottlenecks and the vulnerable people queuing up their digital channels. An increase in funding is helpful, but only if it is distributed wisely and used on effective solutions. Solutions that streamline work, offset financial losses and help more people than humanly possible. We need solutions that think independently.

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