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In it together: mental health support for local government workers

This briefing highlights examples of community and workforce mental health support in Ireland and Australia. Also looking at how the psychological model of compassion can help local government leaders lessen the impact of mental ill health on staff.

Australia, Global, Ireland With case study

Policy round-up Winter 2022

This latest policy round-up includes a summary of, and links to, key newly published documents that impact local government and public services in Scotland. This briefing will be of interest to everyone working in local government and public services.

Members & Global Local

The ‘Housing First’ approach to homelessness

This briefing looks at the Housing First approach to homelessness. It highlights how, with its focus on rough sleeping, it has changed the approach of the UK government and local authorities in tackling the problems of people with high and complex needs. The evidence highlights some success.  

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Global Local

The Wellbeing Economy – An economy for all

This briefing summarises Australia’s wellbeing framework in a global context and discusses the implications of a national wellbeing framework for local government and its role in fostering a wellbeing economy.

Australia, Global

Health, public health and social care round-up: October 2022

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Stepping forward: how councils are responding to the cost-of-living crisis

This briefing looks at what local authorities are doing to help residents through the cost of living crisis. Councils have devised, or are backing, schemes that help people to keep warm, save energy, and feed themselves and their families. Includes case studies.

England & Wales, Scotland With case study
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Learning and sharing lessons from reform of children’s social care

Over five years after the Care Review in Scotland commenced, this briefing explores how the ambitions set out for care experienced children, young people and adults are still to be realised – while also highlighting a range of innovative approaches for local authorities.

Scotland With case study