Jo Wiley’s campaign has made sure that people with learning disabilities are treated fairly and given priority for the Covid vaccine. Steve Palmer hopes this can usher in new thinking about learning disability across all areas of life.
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
Covid has ripped through some of the poorest places in the UK. Given the opportunity and resources councils can be powerful agents in building back fairer, more sustainable local communities and economies across the country, writes Councillor Eleanor Southwood of Brent Council.
Ella Henry writes for us about the uncertainty and disruption that the past year has brought to the lives of young people – there are worries for the future of course, but also some optimism and a real desire among the Gen-Zs to drive change.
As part of our week of reflection, we’d like to celebrate public spaces and the role they’ve played in our lives during the past year. Find out what parks have meant to LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler and find out how to share your images.
In 2019, the Highland Council declared a climate and ecological emergency in recognition of the overwhelming evidence of the threat that global warming poses. In this blog, Joe Perry from the Highland Council talks us through their commitments to becoming a globally recognised leader in climate change action.
Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling, reflects on a busy academic year looking at older consumers’ interaction with local economic development and e-commerce.
Fingal County Council’s ‘Shop Local’: Chambers Ireland’s Supporting Sustainable Communities award winner
Responding to the pandemic, Fingal County Council launched an initiative helping local businesses to get to grips with telephone and online business and encouraging people to shop local, winning them the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020 award for Supporting Sustainable Communities.
Jonathan Carr-West shares his thoughts on where the Chancellor’s Budget fell short in its support for local government in his latest column for the Municipal Journal.
In a piece originally published in the Municipal Journal, LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler argues for the vaccination of poll workers organising and volunteering at May’s local elections.
“Adult social care has been ‘unfinished business’ for what now seems forever”, writes LGIU’s head of briefings, Janet Sillett. This blog addresses the chronic problems that undermine adult social care and discusses how the pandemic represents a pivotal moment for reform.