Social media is everywhere. To some extent, it affects the lives of everyone, even those who profess not to use or understand it. It is therefore essential that local government public relations teams use social media alongside more traditional methods of communication.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.
Healthy Ageing Challenge Overview: the £98 million ‘healthy ageing programme’ will drive the development of new products and services which will help people to live in their homes for longer, tackle loneliness and isolation, and increase independence, self-management and wellbeing. Hear about the programme and how to get involved. Registration from 10.30. Online access will be…
The third in our series of briefings on communications, we look here at how councils use social media and suggest how it can be used effectively and with confidence.
A review of local governance in Scotland has been underway for 12 months and aims to consider how powers, responsibilities and resources are shared across national and local spheres of government including with communities. This Swift Read outlines this local governance review and what stage we're at.
This briefing summarises Government plans to tackle violence against women and girls and draws on best practice in early intervention and local service provision across the UK.
Ofsted’s good practice report Getting it right first time: Achieving and maintaining high-quality early years provision identifies key features of high quality early years provision, drawing on evidence from visits to providers, case studies, Ofsted reports and research findings. This briefing will be of interest to local authority who manage early years provision.
This briefing introduces the legal responsibilities of local authorities to communicate during emergencies, including those caused by extreme weather, and looks at examples of best practice. It outlines strategies for effective communications, including key channels to consider.
At a time of pressure on council budgets, local authorities that wish to invest in cultural programmes need to be able to show the benefits these will bring. This briefing focuses on the economic benefits that investing in culture can bring to local authority areas
Since most of the Internet seems to run on cats, it was inevitable that LGiU would have to have a picture of a cat on our website at some point. Last night I watched a documentary on cats on Netflix . The Paw Project. I nearly turned away during the fairly gruesome bit on the mechanics…