Cork City Council recently won an award for Health & Wellbeing at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2019. Here, they talk about their winning entry – the Cork Sanctuary Runners, a programme enabling Irish residents to run alongside, and in solidarity with, asylum seekers and refugees.
A personal view: Covid-19 in Gothenburg, Sweden
Coronavirus and the risk of hypercentralisation after the crisis
The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival 2019: Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards Winner
Digital identities are a way for people to access services electronically without the constant need to present and re-present proofs. The Digital Public Services team at the Improvement Service writes about the use of digital identities in the public sector, and what new opportunities they might bring to local authorities.
Individuals, organisations and businesses across Wirral have come together like never before to combat the effects of coronavirus on our community and to protect, support and care for our most vulnerable people. Rachel Howey tells us how they’re doing it.
Kildare GAA and the Healthy and Safety Executive’s early, collaborative action in response to the crisis helped a pilot online volunteer programme for delivering HSE services grow – now providing the Community Response Framework access to a list of over 350 volunteers that can be filtered against skillset and location.
As the world’s media continues to examine how different nations are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, Germany has been internationally commended for its foresight, vigilance, and well-resourced healthcare system. What’s behind Germany’s success in flattening the curve and, post-crisis, what of its future financially?
Colin Pettigrew from Nottinghamshire County Council on how schools are responding to the need to support children of key workers and the most vulnerable children in society.
Liam Hanrahan, Head of Community Engagement, outlines how Mayo County Council’s Community Engagement Team are coordinating the overall response to the Covid-19 crisis, unifying all the Mayo efforts into a comprehensive network.
This time on the podcast we hear from a council leader, a head of comms and a front line care worker as we continue to cover the impact of Covid-19 on the work of councils. Plus a catch up on what LGIU is doing to keep you informed during the crisis.
Businesses are clamouring for advice and financial support at the moment, and it is in the council’s interests to proactively reach out to employers on their patch to save jobs and protect future business rate revenue. Jim Saggers from Beauhurst explains how company data can help.
LGIU’s Kim Fellows writes on the importance of supporting waste management services amid increasing pressures due to the coronavirus crisis.