Councils are already facing huge public health and service delivery challenges. Covid-19 is placing even more stress on the system. Ingrid Koehler reflects on our recent work and what that means for local authorities in a time of potential pandemic.
The Granite City becomes the Green City
12 steps for digital inclusion
2020 Spending Review – ‘relative stability’ for children and young people’s services
This week we take a closer look at public health showcasing our latest bundle bringing together a range of learning about local public health. We also focus on the stresses and strains of dealing with an epidemic. Plus highlights from the LGiU Daily News service and more great content for LGiU Members and Followers.
Locality’s Keep it Local Network brings together councils that are choosing to move away from big outsourcing contracts and instead are commissioning local community organisations that really know the people who are accessing services. Ed Wallis, Head of Policy and Public Affairs explains.
LGiU’s Janet Sillett reflects on the progress made on improving public health and reducing health inequalities since the final report of the Marmot Review was published in 2010.
LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows talks with Iain Gulland, chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland, on organisational ambitions for 2020 and how partnering with local government can help push Scotland toward a decarbonised, sustainable future.
The Road Safety Trust in the UK have launched their 2020 grant programme and organisations including local authorities can bid for money for their projects. CEO Sally Lines outlines the theme for the 2020 programme.
We’ve just launched LGiU Australia – a new membership body for Australian local authorities to help councils stay informed and support the development of world-leading policy. CEO Jonathan Carr-West takes us through one of our core values – a belief that localism and globalism can and must go together.
Increasingly the big issues are interrelated, writes Janet Sillett. The challenges councils face on finance, inequalities between regions, places and individuals, Brexit, and the pressures on services are all linked.
James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy at Edinburgh University, writes on the difficulties of creating effective policy for current times in the face of historical policies and spending commitments, where the unpopularity of reversing decisions creates inertia in policy making.