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.
Bolstering democracy in the Covid-19 era
Dig in: the importance of gardens in times of crisis
LGIU Fortnightly 22 July: Countering misinformation
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.
In response to the coronavirus crisis the state is expanding enormously. This has big potential implications for the post-crisis future, including increased centralisation.
LGIU health and social care round-up associate and parish councillor, Christine Heron, reports on what her village is doing to prepare for coronavirus.