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Housing is key to tackling poverty in the travelling community

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.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland
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Tackling poverty in the travelling community

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.

England & Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland With case study
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Global Local Think Tank Review – October 2023

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. 

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland
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Women’s safety in events and the night-time economy

This briefing considers how local authorities might address women’s concerns over safety surrounding violence, harassment and intimidation in the evening and night time economy and at larger events.

England & Wales
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Global Local: Dark tourism

Our special Halloween edition has lessons for every season. We’re taking a look at dark tourism, the multi-billion dollar industry that requires very careful handling by local government. So what are the lessons for local government, how it can be handled in a sensitive and positive way. Includes a new briefing with key lessons drawn…

Global Local: The value of trust

This week's Global Local includes a brand new trust collection, with an exploration of challenges from working with communities to working with partners. How councils can recover trust in an age of misinformation. Plus the best from the rest – reports on trust from leading think tanks.

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Global Local: Play!

In this week’s Global Local, we’re taking a fresh look at playful approaches to place making, showing you Denmark's magical playgrounds, new approaches to urban design, child-friendly cities, and making civic engagement and staff training more fun and engaging.

Child’s play: what can be learned from Denmark’s innovative playgrounds?

As the country that brought LEGO to the masses, it is perhaps no surprise that Denmark is something of a leader when it comes to innovative places to play. We examine the role that Danish local government have in the creation and maintenance of the nation’s intriguing playgrounds.

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