By the time they are 16, three children in every classroom in Scotland will have experienced a mental health problem. This briefing will address the current state of mental health provision for children and young people and what role local government can play in improving outcomes.
This briefing provides an introduction to media and communications for elected members in Scotland, describing how councils commonly involve councillors in media coverage.
The briefing provides an introduction to media and communications for councillors, describing how councils commonly involve councillors in media coverage. It covers some legal issues and describes the ways in which councillors can use the media and direct communication, giving tips on identifying news stories and speaking to journalists.
I attended the Netroots event last Saturday. there was a real conflict between traditional politics and the developing gov2.0 ideology (here’s a folder with some relevant commentary pieces that discuss this). To explore this debate further, over the next few weeks I’m hoping to invite some of the ‘vanguards’ of this new political literacy to write about how they believe…
Nick Wilson, UK Managing Director of Hewlett Packard, talks to LGiU about the importance of digital innovation in transforming the way local authorities deliver services.
This briefing outlines the new scheme, explains the topic for consultation which includes reconsideration of rejected applications, and notes an initial response from the organisation, Local Works.
On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government and other key organisations; looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. August is, of course, rather slow. Especially…
Rural proofing is government policy but is not consistently delivered across government. This briefing examines evidence from an independent assessment and from the programme to roll out rural broadband. It will be of interest to councillors and officers with responsibility for policy development and implementation in rural local authorities.
Thriving at Work explores the significant cost of poor mental health to the economy and recommends that all employers, regardless of size or industry, should adopt six “mental health core standards” that lay basic foundations for an approach to workplace mental health.
The Urban Transport Group’s report examines the impact of rising levels of van traffic on air quality, congestion and the public realm in towns and cities. The report argues that policy-makers, including in local government, should be paying more attention to the implications.