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Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Live issues in local government – LGiU at the party conferences

Party conference season is over for another year and much ink has been spilled over the headline announcements. However, LGiU used the conferences as an opportunity to catch up with our members, council leaders and policy-makers about their views on the challenges facing local government. We’ve been looking at how national policy announcements match up…

England & Wales Blog Post

Coming soon – a new LGiU website

In a very short time, LGiU will be relaunching our website to make finding and receiving the information you need even easier.  Just as many councils are re-examining their digital offer as citizens’ relationship with technology changes and expectations rise – we did the same thing. We asked our members what they needed, applied some…

England & Wales Blog Post

Building a movement: tackling cup waste from all angles

As climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, so too has the issue of waste and single-use disposable items. To mark No Disposable Cup Day, Georgina Massouraki, Campaigns Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, blogs about their Cup Movement campaign and the role local government can play.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

In Conversation With… Karyn McCluskey, Community Justice Scotland

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows speaks to Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland, all about prevention, justice and resilience. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and about Community Justice Scotland? I am the chief executive of Community Justice Scotland. I had a bit of a strange background getting here, I trained…

Scotland Blog Post

The number of people dying on the streets shows how much we need a coherent, preventative and properly funded homelessness strategy

The number of deaths among rough sleepers increased significantly in 2018. This shows the vital importance of a coherent, preventative and properly funded homelessness strategy.    The Office for National Statistics has released figures showing that 726 people died while sleeping rough in 2018. This is an unprecedented rise of 22% from the previous year,…

England & Wales Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly 27th September – Keeping the show on the road

This week’s LGiU Fortnightly sees the return of Andrew Walker, who has been away finishing his PhD thesis over the summer. Andrew and Ingrid run through LGiU’s latest briefings, covering special educational needs and disabilities, housing, and prison funding. They also discuss the political uncertainties of Brexit and Parliament’s prorogation, as well as the party…

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast