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.
LGIU Fortnightly 9th October: Cllr Peymana Assad, Obama Foundation Young Leader
Centralisation/decentralisation: how to measure it?
Stories of Oxford lockdown
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.
Notwestminster, the annual event for local democracy enthusiasts, returns for its sixth edition, “Big hearts and open minds”, on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February 2020, writes Diane Sims.