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Need to Know Series: Planning for the longer term – strategies for sustaining councils beyond frontloaded cuts

This workshop uses tools and techniques developed as part of the National Process Improvement Project (NPIP) to offer practical guidance on how to make savings while maintaining or improving corporate and frontline services. All of the examples used are based on real savings made by real councils using standard practices. Anyone involved in transforming services…

England & Wales

Making the reform agenda work: Changes to Benefits

Changes in housing benefit payments will take effect in April 2012. The universal credit will be introduced in October 2013. Both will have a significant effect on your residents. Our seminar will explore how you can prepare for these changes. In addition, we will consider the wider changes to the social fund, the disability living allowance (DLA) and the…

England & Wales

Using social media: understanding the basics

Public and private sector organisations are using social media to manage their reputation and build new audiences. LGiU believes in these digital tools and we’d love to share strategies that we’ve developed through working closely with our member organisations. We are running three practical training events at our London offices in the first half of 2012.…

England & Wales

LGiU at the 2013 Party Conferences

Every year, the LGiU hosts a range of popular fringes at each of the three main party conferences, as well as a dinner. This year, we are delighted to be hosting a social care fringe with specialist insurer Partnership and an education fringe with the NUT. Full details about our fringes are below. Additional speakers…

England & Wales