Author: Charlie Douglass

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A moral imperative for future generations: action on climate change in the Highlands

In 2019, the Highland Council declared a climate and ecological emergency in recognition of the overwhelming evidence of the threat that global warming poses. In this blog, Joe Perry from the Highland Council talks us through their commitments to becoming a globally recognised leader in climate change action.

Scotland Blog Post

The place for older consumers

Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling, reflects on a busy academic year looking at older consumers’ interaction with local economic development and e-commerce.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Unfinished business

Jonathan Carr-West shares his thoughts on where the Chancellor’s Budget fell short in its support for local government in his latest column for the Municipal Journal.

England & Wales Blog Post

Electoral workers should get the jab

In a piece originally published in the Municipal Journal, LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler argues for the vaccination of poll workers organising and volunteering at May’s local elections.

England & Wales

A new deal for social care

“Adult social care has been ‘unfinished business’ for what now seems forever”, writes LGIU’s head of briefings, Janet Sillett. This blog addresses the chronic problems that undermine adult social care and discusses how the pandemic represents a pivotal moment for reform.

England & Wales Blog Post

Wexford County Council’s communication boards: Chambers Ireland’s 2020 Disability Services Provision award winner

With universal accessibility in mind for Wexford’s brand new public park, the Wexford County Council collaborated with the community and with speech and language experts to develop an interactive communication board for the park’s new playground area, winning them the Disability Service Provision award at Chambers Ireland’s Excellence in Local Government awards 2020.

Ireland Blog Post

Turning keys to prevent homelessness at Fife council

Gavin Smith, Service Manager at Housing Access and Homelessness, Fife Council, tells us about how Fife’s approach united teams from Housing, Building Services and Support Services under the common aim of preventing a homelessness crisis, and embedded a culture going forward that focuses on Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan priorities and service redesign.

Scotland Blog Post