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Drug deaths are preventable, not inevitable

Elinor Dickie, Public Health Intelligence Adviser at NHS Health Scotland blogs about the recent news announcing that drug related deaths are at their highest since records began, and how these deaths are preventable.

Scotland Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly 19th July – SoS Local Gov: James Brokenshire & Andrew Gwynne

It’s been a big week at LGiU. We hosted our annual Local Government APPG reception on the beautiful House of Commons terrace and launched the final report from the Local Finance Taskforce. Hear the full keynote speech by Rt Hon James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, in which he acknowledges…

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast

Local Government APPG Summer Reception 2019 – fixing council funding

On Monday night, the Local Government APPG (for which LGiU provides the secretariat), hosted its annual summer reception on the House of Commons Terrace. It was an evening to celebrate local government but also an opportunity to discuss some of the current challenges facing councils. James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and…

England & Wales Blog Post

It’s #TownHalliday time

If you’re anything like LGiU staffers,  you’re a fan of a nice town hall.  For me, no summer holiday is complete without  a visit to a town hall, which the rest of the family totally embraces begrudgingly accepts.  We suspect many of our readers share our love for a bit of municipal tourism. Send us…

England & Wales, Global Blog Post

Community Wealth Building Summit 2019

CLES, the think-and-do tank, held their second annual Community Wealth Building Summit last month. LGiU Scotland’s Isla Whateley attended and blogs here about what she learned.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Children’s Life Chances

At the same time that children’s services are placing greater pressure on local government finances, local government finances are placing greater pressure on what we’re able to do for children. So much of what supports a good childhood and leads to a successful adulthood is under threat.  Early childhood intervention, prevention, culture, leisure and support…

England & Wales Blog Post

Sun, sea, sand and local government

This sun was blazing, the sand was golden and the sea was blue in beautiful Bournemouth for this year’s LGA conference.

England & Wales Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly 5th July – LGA Conference Special

Recorded live from sunny Bournemouth, LGiU joined the great and the good of local government at the LGA’s annual conference this week. We discuss the messages coming from Secretary of State James Brokenshire and new LGA chair Cllr James Jamieson, as well as updates from LGiU’s fringe events

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast