Councillors’ perceptions of sustainability and transformation partnerships

Survey results strongly support the messages we have been hearing for months – STPs are largely excluding councillors from the STP planning process | LGA


This document reports key findings from a survey of councillors carried out by the Local Government Association (LGA) between 6 April and 11 May 2017. The survey sought to  establish a clear national picture of local councillors’ views and experiences of their local Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

Single tier and county councils were targeted as they have adult social care and public health statutory duties, as well as a statutory duty to maintain a health and wellbeing board. Chairs of health and wellbeing boards and/or relevant portfolio holders, many of whom are also leaders or deputy leaders of councils, were invited to respond to the survey. A few additional respondents were also engaged through circulation of the survey in relevant online publications.

The survey was completed by 81 respondents from 68 councils, including two districts. Further information regarding methodology and respondents is outlined in appendix A at the end of this report. Council representation across regions and council types is outlined in appendices B and C.


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