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Lessons from Finland’s social and healthcare reform experience

Sharing the preliminary findings from Finland’s social and healthcare reforms, this briefing highlights opportunities for learning from the current experience, especially with regard to financial impacts.

Global, Scotland With case study

At home in the high street: can shops and offices be successfully converted into housing?

Creating homes from non-domestic buildings has gained a poor reputation, with people forced to live in ‘micro’ flats and other poor-quality housing, but with the UK government proposing a further extension of permitted development, a new briefing investigates whether such conversions can work successfully.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland With case study

Reconnect older people through the Age Friendly Ireland programme structures

The following briefing looks at one critical pillar of embedding age friendly thinking into our local policy processes and how this is making a substantive difference to how councils across Ireland approach the opportunities of having an ageing population.

Ireland, Northern Ireland With case study

Five years of the Homelessness Reduction Act: has it made a difference?

The Homelessness Reduction Act is five years old, but homelessness in England is going up, not down. Is the Act partly to blame or are councils doing as much as they can to assist people, thereby limiting rises in homelessness? This briefing investigates.

England & Wales With case study

Dublin City Council implements active travel network across the city

Dublin City Council aims to transform the way people walk, wheel and cycle in the capital. This LGIU article from Dublin City Council provides a background to the development and planning of Active Travel in Ireland’s capital.

Ireland, Northern Ireland With case study