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.
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 28th annual UN meeting of the Conference of the Parties on climate begins this week until the 12th of December. This article overviews what’s going on ahead of the conference, why it’s so important to local government and some of the key issues expected to be raised over the coming weeks.
This week's Global Local explores the unique challenges faced by traveller communities and how local government can make a difference by providing culturally appropriate support.
LGIU associate Jill Morgan discusses the connection between poverty and traveller communities. She argues that local government has a truly critical role to play in alleviating the issue – and this begins with a serious revamp of the current approach to accommodation for Travelling communities.
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.
Our monthly Think Tank Review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include affordable housing challenges, neighbourhood and school segregation, intergenerational poverty, preventative public services, public health data, international health care systems and government procurement for social value.