As Scottish and Irish schools are consolidating lessons from returning to in-person teaching during a pandemic and English schools prepare to go back, Beth Lerner, an educator in the state school system in Tennessee, shares her experience of teaching in a country with rising Covid-19 cases – both as parent and teacher.
Janet Sillett found lessons in the versatility and importance of local businesses during this crisis – as well as some great plants – at her local nursery.
The necessary response to one public health crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic, may be inadvertently creating a different one behind closed doors – a rise in domestic violence. Councils have a crucial role to play in maintaining domestic abuse services and support during this period.
In this blog we outline LGiU Australia’s vision and purpose, and the proposed opportunity for councils to get involved as members. It will be of interest to councillors, CEOs and council officers interested in opportunities to participate as members in the establishment and ongoing sustainability of LGiU Australia.
LGiU, in partnership with Spacehive, have released a practical guide designed to help officers and councillors unpick the different types of crowdfunding, their uses within and outside local government, and contains practical tips for those who wish to give crowdfunding a try.
The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on all aspects of people’s lives, including mental and physical health. This briefing will help to support local authority members and staff to identify and share strategies that can be used to support communities and staff to manage their mental health and wellbeing.
...Shapps, who has 28,000 followers. Who writes DCLG’s tweets? Tweets are usually written by one or two members of the communications team. With over 25,500 followers, DCLG now attracts more...
...websites that we thought were holding local elections. What she found was no surprise to us, but quantified the lack of clear democratic information on many council websites. Out for...
Creating and supporting flood resilient properties – where Build Back Better is more than a metaphor
Build Back Better is a phrase we are all hearing in many different contexts at the moment – whether it is relating to our economy, our lives or our society – and it will be vitally important in all of these contexts. However, there is one area where the phrase has a specific and very…
This briefing sets out potential implications and policy issues relating to Brexit and employment. It is structured in two broad areas: issues relating to the workforce and issues relating to the workplace.