Last month saw this year’s Chartered Institute for Housing Festival take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. NHS Health Scotland take us through some of the highlights from the festival including a focus on the link between health and housing.
The idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a feasible and effective welfare system is gaining increasing traction worldwide. Mandy MacEwan, Policy Co-ordinator in Communities & Neighbourhoods at Fife Council, takes us through what is happening with regard to UBI in local authorities in Scotland.
Elder Home Share matches up vetted accommodation seekers to live with elderly homeowners in their own home as a home share companion. Its founder, Saoirse Sheridan explains.
Local authorities are going to have to publish revised Statements of Gambling Policy by January next year. Rob Burkitt of the Gambling Commission explains how these can help councils better protect their communities.
With women’s representation in the council chamber flatlining at 30 per cent over the last 20 years, International Women’s Day is an apt time to ask why, writes Jennifer Glover. As supporters of local democracy, we all know how important it is that our political representatives and advocates reflect that diversity of the communities they serve…
Jamie Reid, Partnerships and Community Services Manager at East Renfrewshire Council, blogs about the award-winning project to reduce teen pregnancy rates in Auchenback.
Andy Macdonald, Head of Customer & Business Services at Glasgow City Council, describes the gold award winning ‘Tomorrow’s Support Services’ programme that is reinventing how support services are delivered across the organisation.
James Bream, Research and Policy Director at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, looks to 2018 and what it might have in store for enterprise, growth, and young people in Scotland locally, regionally and nationally.
Ahead of LGiU Ireland’s coverage on this, our Director, Andy Johnston, explores the issues highlighted by the three regional assemblies in regard to the National Planning Framework. Several LGiU Briefings have covered the on-going development of the National Planning Framework (NPF), noting the importance of the initiative in setting a development agenda for the future…