This briefing examines the role that local government can play in promoting intergenerational activities that can benefit whole communities with respect to social care and community cohesion.
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.
The Educational Institute of Scotland, has warned Scottish Government that it needs to tackle violence in Scotland’s schools. This briefing looks at behaviours presenting in schools and underlying reasons for the apparent decline in standards of behaviour.
This briefing presents case studies of collaborative programmes to promote entrepreneurial and business skills in schools. Some programmes are led by the private sector, some by schools and some by local authorities.
Saving the best till last in our series on the winners of the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2022, this article from Galway County Council details the background to “HOUSE”, a fun-filled aerial spectacle with circus, theatre and drive-in bingo.
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.
This backgrounder considers the barriers faced by the Travelling community and the role of local authorities in mitigating some of the worst disparities in the service provisions. Drawing upon a number of good practice case study examples while highlighting where changes can and should be made to ensure more equal treatment and improved outcomes.
Cllr Tracey Dixon, Leader of South Tyneside Council, shares the details of South Tyneside’s Pledge, a new community wealth building project which, at just 18 months old, has already boosted the borough’s economy by £3m. How have they done it? This article takes a look.
Taller buildings are becoming increasingly common in larger UK cities. As more people live and work closer to the sky, how are local authorities controlling the growth in skyscrapers and high-rise blocks?
Winning the Age-Friendly Initiative in the Chambers Ireland 2022 Excellence in Local Government Awards, this article features an overview of the Telehealth Project undertaken by a multi-agency stakeholder group in County Wexford.