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.
LGiU Fortnightly 10 January: Unfinished business for a new decade and a new government
Councillor skills: reading for speed and retention
Place shaping (only this time it’s locally led)
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.
The real Brexit work may be only just starting. And as Janet Sillett writes there is a great deal at stake for local government.
It’s a new year, a new decade and a new government, but there’s still a lot of unfinished business from the last. We look over some of the big ideas LGiU has promoted over the last ten years and that we still think need addressing as well as highlighting some of our top content from…
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.
Ingrid Koehler found Valencia, Spain a cycle friendly city that had turned flooding disaster into cultural, sporting and transport opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
Maxine Moar explains the concept of Participatory Appraisal, one of the seminars she runs for the LGiU learning and development programme.