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LGiU Fortnightly 24 January: Devo 2.0 and lessons from Australia

Devo is back but what might it look like this time around? Jonathan and Andrew read the tea leaves. And Ingrid spoke with Luke Nicholls from SGS, our partner organisation in Australia, about local government’s role tackling the devastating recent bushfires.

England & Wales Podcast

NHS & Third Sector: Working Together for New Parents

Kirsty Nicholls of Fathers Network Scotland writes on the mental health difficulties of parents and the role of third sector organisations in addressing them, covering some of the support services available to parents in addition to explaining why collaboration between service providers can be vital.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Shared Lives are winning lives

Lesley Stevenson explains the work of Shared Lives, a cost-effective and highly-personalised alternative to residential care where an adult who needs support is matched with an approved, self-employed carer, and either visits them for day support or short breaks, or moves in with them, sharing family and community life.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post

Valencia: flood adaptation and active populations

Ingrid Koehler found Valencia, Spain a cycle friendly city that had turned flooding disaster into cultural, sporting and transport opportunity.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

On COP25: “Caught in the devil’s bargain, we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden”

This think piece from LGiU’s Kim Fellows reflects on the progress being made to address climate change, covering on the developments of COP25, the upcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow, and the actions that local government and individuals are taking to address climate change where those at the international stage are not.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Electric vehicles, environmental sustainability, and everyday life

Richard Kerley writes on the changes that individuals may have to make to address environmental issues if complex, satisfactory solutions are to be achieved, considering a shift to increased electric car usage to illustrate his point.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Unfinished business for the new government

Brexit isn’t the only ‘unfinished business’ Ten ideas from the last decade that remain current for the next 10 years and which the new UK government must address as a matter of priority.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post