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Tackling isolation in older people – a look to Daventry District Council

In this post Emma Parry, Community Projects Officer at Daventry District Council in England takes us through her Council’s Good Neighbour Schemes that aim to tackle the problem of isolation and loneliness among older people – as much of a pressing issue in the UK as it is  in Ireland.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

The National Library of Scotland: what’s in it for you?

As an information service, LGiU Scotland is committed to maximising access to quality information for those working in local government – even if it’s not directly from us! LGiU Scotland’s Hannah Muirhead met up with Fiona Laing, Official Publications Curator at the National Library of Scotland, to explore how elected members and others working in local government…

Scotland Blog Post

In Conversation with… Kevin Stewart

<em><strong>Kim Fellows (KF)</strong> talks with <strong>Kevin Stewart (KS</strong>) Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning about his ambitions for tackling homelessness in Scotland.

Scotland Blog Post

Squeezed and broken

Jonathan Carr-West’s latest column for The Municipal Journal.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post

Finding Sustainable Accommodation

Andrew Walker updates on the latest from the Homelessness Commission and the problems of finding sustainable rather than temporary accomodation.

England & Wales Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly 15th February: Fixing council funding

Councils are facing unprecedented financial pressure and core services are creaking. How did we get here and what needs to happen? In this week’s bumper episode we speak to council leaders, the LGA, SOLACE and experts from the NAO, IFS and CfPS about their reaction to the findings of LGiU’s State of Local Government Finance…

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast

Housing and Ageing Seminar: Scotland 2030

As part of the Scotland 2030 programme, run by the think tank at the Scottish Parliament, Scotland Future’s Forum, a seminar about recent research into housing and ageing was held in January. LGiU’s Isla Whateley attended, and blogs about what she learned.

Ireland, Scotland Blog Post