Janet Sillett asks whether powerful stories emerging from Covid-19 can lead to a reform of social care in the UK. This article was first published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Cork City Council’s Social distancing park ranger programme: winner of the Chambers Ireland Community Engagement award
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The launch of Scotland’s Recycling Improvement Fund
How is our thinking changing and our focus shifting as we move along the pandemic curve? We hear from Cllr Abi Brown, the Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council about the importance of thinking space and the challenges of response and recovery. We also hear from a husband and wife who lived through the ebola epidemic…
Catherine McGuigan, National Programme Lead at Age Friendly Ireland, writes here on the innovative practices and initiatives taking place around Ireland in response to Covid-19 based on an Age Friendly Ireland report.
Richard Kerley, Professor of Management at Queen Margaret University, writes on the importance of judging governance of this crisis by actions and outcomes, looking at specifics rather than rhetoric. He also outlines 10 ideas for councils to consider for recovery.
Professor James Mitchell writes on how Scotland and England together can evaluate the changes that need to be made regarding public services in the light of the Covid-19 crisis.
Rebecca Spillane, National Co-ordinator for the Local Child Poverty Action Reports, at the Improvement Service writes about continuing engagement with vulnerable groups amid pandemic lockdown.
Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, discusses the measures that his council put in place to support care homes and other branches of adult social care when the pandemic hit.
John Daly, an economist with the 3 Regional Assemblies in Ireland, writes on the profound impact of Covid-19 on Ireland’s economy, pointing to data from a new report that looks at Ireland’s economic exposure and resilience at the local, regional and national level.