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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 Blog-article

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 Blog-article With case study

Stronger together: global learning for a local government manifesto

As we launch our new manifesto for local government Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGIU, outlines how we plan to work with the global community of local government to share learning and build a stronger foundation for local delivery in the 21st century.

Australia, Global, Ireland Blog-article

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 Blog-article

What to expect from COP28 before it begins

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.

Global Blog-article

Winners of the Chambers Ireland 2023 Excellence in Local Government Awards

An awards ceremony which showcases the high level of best practice in Irish local government, LGIU Ireland was pleased to participate in the judging and coverage of Chambers Ireland 2023 Excellence in Local Government Awards. In this article, we bring you the winners in the 15 categories to showcase the high level of best practice…

Ireland, Northern Ireland Blog-article

Vlog: What if local government were funded properly?

In this 10-minute video explainer, LGIU’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Carr-West and Dr Greg Stride from the Local Democracy Research Centre get together to discuss all things local government finance – including the big question around financial sustainability for the sector.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog-article

HOUSE! – Sustaining the Arts Winner in Chambers Ireland 2022

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.

Ireland Blog-article With case study