In this briefing, LGiU Australia’s Merle Zierke provides a review of some key briefings from LGiU Scotland. This is just a small window into the breadth of content available in the LGiU archives – which includes content from England, Scotland, Ireland, and now Australia.
‘Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review’ – the pandemic, socioeconomic and health inequalities in England
Helping local authorities to tackle homelessness through data and evidence
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Covid-19 again dominates the news and is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, including evictions and rough sleeping. The round up also covers stories on fire safety, leasehold reform, housebuilding and plans to require councils to sell vacant land for development.
As the national youth information and citizenship charity for Scotland, Young Scot swiftly refocused their services to aid young people with the information they needed during the pandemic. In this blog, Young Scot discuss how young people have been impacted by Covid-19 and highlight successes in campaigning for and supporting young people.
This communication, imagined by Laura Catchpole, from a local government leader discussing the merits of a wellbeing council, is one of the scenarios that we are exploring as part of the new municipalism pillar of our Post-Covid Councils project looking at the future of local government.