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Jo Whiley: The Marcus Rashford of the learning disability world

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.

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Let local government help build a fairer future

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.

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More words from a Gen-Z

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.

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A moral imperative for future generations: action on climate change in the Highlands

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.

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The place for older consumers

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.

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Unfinished business

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.

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Electoral workers should get the jab

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.

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A new deal for social care

“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.

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