Interviews

We sit down with local government leaders, experts, and advocates to glean valuable insights, raise awareness about key issues, and foster collaboration. You will find leaders communicating their vision, experts advocating for specific policies, and stakeholders sharing their experiences. Create a free LGIU website account to access exclusive content and sign up for our newsletters.

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Intergenerational care home project: how everyone can make a difference

We chat with those involved in an inspiring intergenerational partnership between Crosslet House – a care home for older people run by West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland, and the nearby Braehead Primary School. This interview covers their collaborative work, offering benefits for participants, the local community, and those further afield.

Global, Scotland

Knitting together generations in South London

Judith Ish-Horowicz is a dynamic community activist who has been advocating for intergenerational practice in care and community services. LGIU’s Head of Content visited the first UK co-located care service to find out more.

England & Wales, Global With case study

In conversation with Paddy Mahon, Chief Executive of Longford County Council

Next in our interview series of local government Chief Executives, Thomas and Hannah from LGIU Ireland spoke with Paddy Mahon, Chief Executive of Longford County Council. Covering the opportunities and challenges facing Longford County Council and the role of local government in climate action, make sure you read more about one of Ireland’s innovative local…

Ireland

The Holiday, Activity and Food programme in action across Wyre

This interview with Carol Southern from Wyre Borough Council highlights their successful Holiday Activity and Food programme. We get into the finer details around how Wyre operates the clubs, builds important partnerships and utilises the reach to positively impact the children and families most in need of support.

England & Wales With case study

Advice on dark tourism from Salem’s Mayor

In this Q&A interview, the Mayor of Salem, Dominick Pangallo, shares the insights their local government and community have gained as world-recognised leaders in the dark tourism industry. With long-lasting and successful firsthand experience of working in a (sometimes controversial) space like dark tourism comes highly valuable advice that you won’t want to miss.

Global

“Dark tourism: It’s not as scary as you think!” Interview with an academic expert 

We chatted with Dr. Beth Heidelberg from Minnesota State University to discuss her niche specialism in exploring local government’s relationship with the dark tourism industry, including analysis of hotspots like Salem, Clear Lake, Holcombe and Amityville. This Q&A is a must-read for all who are curious about the real-life implications of these ‘dark’ attractions.

Global

Podcast: The under-explored relationship between local government and dark tourism

In this episode, your host, Freya Millard, chats with Dr. Beth Heidelberg from Minnesota State University, Mankato, to discuss her very niche specialism exploring local government’s relationship with the dark tourism industry. Providing insightful case study analysis from her own field research of US dark tourism hotspots like Salem, Clear Lake, Holcombe and Amityville.

Global