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.
Bolstering democracy in the Covid-19 era
Dig in: the importance of gardens in times of crisis
LGIU Fortnightly 22 July: Countering misinformation
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…
<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.
There is never a dull moment as a Lead Member. Councillor Nancy Maxwell, Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety at South Tyneside Council shares with us the ins and outs of a week on the job.
Andrew Walker updates on the latest from the Homelessness Commission and the problems of finding sustainable rather than temporary accomodation.
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…
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.
Viewpoint: A long-term plan for the NHS: now we need a vision for health, care and wellbeing – Part 2
Christine Heron has been examining the implications of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). In this second blog she looks at health, wellbeing and prevention.