City Council’s achievements are recognised with national awards

Glasgow City Council workers have won two awards for efficiency saving and in support services for cancer patients.

The Municipal Journal’s annual Achievement Awards, held in London last week saw Glasgow City Council as the only Scottish authority to win across 16 categories.

Glasgow took the national Workforce Transformation award for its Tomorrow’s Support Services project which aims to create a more efficient and streamlined way of working that is now saving £5 million for frontline public services.

The city also won the award for Delivering Better Outcomes – with judges recognising Glasgow’s trailblazing Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ) service.

ICJ sees the city council working in close partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to provide the most comprehensive package of support for people diagnosed with cancer that is available anywhere in the UK – ensuring no Glaswegian has to face cancer alone.

City Treasurer Bailie Philip Braat said: “I’m tremendously proud of our teams – and delighted that their achievements have been recognised at a national level.

“I’ve been lucky enough to spend time with staff from these teams in the last couple of weeks and see, first-hand, what a huge contribution they make to our city.

“These awards are about their creativity, their resilience and, above all, their commitment to delivering for Glasgow and all of its people.”