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Care ecosystem: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we’re focusing on how local government can help create and strengthen the care ecosystems in their communities. You’ll find best practice from Wales, England, and the USA, along with plenty of practical policy and resources.

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What is the health and social care ecosystem?

This article discusses the complexity of health and social care as a system shared almost everywhere. It highlights the importance of supporting informal, local organisations that play an indispensable role in the healthcare ecosystem. Shedding light on the issues facing healthcare and the challenges policymakers face in trying to regulate – is it time for…

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 28 March 2024

The episode features a discussion with Dr. Andrew Walker and Dr. Greg Stride about the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, along with news stories about reducing waste, addressing homelessness, and encouraging healthier modes of transport.

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Donegal Local Enterprise Office’s ambition business accelerator for women

Despite the challenges of systemic barriers, gender biases and a global pandemic, Ireland’s woman-led entrepreneurship has skyrocketed – but theres a lot left to do. In this article, Donegal County Council, reflects on the success of their AMBITION programme and shares insights on how other councils can take women-led entrepreneurship to the next level.

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Energy saving and greener homes: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we’re focusing on how we can help create and retrofit greener homes and be more efficient with household energy use. You’ll find best practice from Ireland, Spain, India and New Zealand, along with plenty of practical policy and resources.

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Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre – good for the environment and good for you

This article, from Brimbank City Council, explores the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre – Australia’s first 100% renewable energy powered, zero greenhouse gas emissions aquatic centre. Examining the environmental, financial and health outcomes of the centre, and sharing lessons learned.

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