This week’s And Finally newsletter includes an award-winning case study from Mayo County Council; a reflective blog from Coventry City Council; and, a new Global Local newsletter tackling the role of technology in social care.
And Finally... 24 February 2023
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Global Local: Tech and social care
Emerging technologies have the potential to revolutionise social care, from how care is delivered to the quality of care provided, and with the proportion of the world's population aged over 60 set to double by 2050, they may offer a solution to the huge pressure, declining workforce, and soaring costs social care systems face.
From AI, case management and apps on phones, there are many ways that technology has already impacted on the management and practice of a most personal service and many more on the horizon. Read our latest Global Local bulletin to see how councils around the world are navigating this complex landscape.
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I worked on a social care tech project I really believed in. It failed. Here are some of the things I learned from that experience, writes LGIU's Head of Content Ingrid Koehler.
First in our series of articles exploring the winners at Chambers Ireland 2022 Excellence in Local Government Awards, we hear from Mayo County Council on how the Clew Bike trail won the Supporting Tourism Award.
Andy Williams, Director of Business, Investment and Culture at Coventry City Council, reflects on recent changes across the nation and what this all means for his local authority and Coventry as a whole – who are spearheading opportunities for significant technological development right now.
Country policy roundups
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All Things Scotland – Get ready, set, go. First Minister race warms up! As questions are asked over who the next First Minister will be and what policy they will want to deliver? Plus the financial implications of the recent Budget Bill and other key news, reports and updates for local government.
All Things Ireland – What will March hold for Irish local government? Proving to be yet another busy week for housing and transport projects, this edition of All Things Ireland brings you all the latest local government news, reports and updates to keep you in the loop with everything happening in the world of Irish local government.
All Things England – there’s gas in them there hills Peter Smith focuses transport and environmental issues, energy production in the hills of Surrey and much more local government news of the week in All Things England.
The Australia Policy Roundup is included in the Monday Daily News and is brought to you with twice monthly updates from the Australian Local Government Association.
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- UK Housing and planning round-up February 2023
- Australia: Making the case for alternate approaches to rate-pegging/capping
- UK: The Armed Forces Covenant: the new duty and resources available
- Ireland: The state of the private rental market: Accommodation availability
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- UK: Early years and childcare round-up February 2023 – England policy, Policy Exchange, IPPR, Nesta and Ofsted report
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This story made us smile.
Councils issue diplomatic advice for neighbourhood 'party planners'
We all know this person. They mean well, surely, but the backseat may not be where they feel most comfortable.
|South Norfolk Council and Broadland DC have published guidelines for local residents planning parties to celebrate the coronation of King Charles on May 6 - including advice on how to deal with overbearing party planners. "Make sure you keep meetings informal and share out activities and jobs", the councils advise, "Try not to let anyone dominate. Often those who regularly take charge to organise community events will easily fall into this role but may appreciate taking a back seat."|
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