The agendas for local authority leadership and management of local growth are extensive and increasingly important. This briefing explores the depth and breadth of work needed in the light of Spending Review 2015 and accompanying policies.
What Works Scotland (WWS) was established to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service reform and develop policy. This briefing outlines what happened at the first of their final conferences where this research was presented.
This policy briefing summarises the Kings Fund’s investigation into the process of developing sustainability and transformation plans (STPs), and their potential for the future.
Having an ageing population is one of the greatest challenges facing the developed world today, so in recent years, Ireland has taken significant steps to become an age-friendly nation. This briefing covers the work of Age Friendly Ireland in local authorities and the fantastic work that is being done across the country.
The Scottish Government has made a commitment to empowering Scotland's island communities. The 2015 consultation on provisions for a future islands bill invited views on many associated policy areas. This briefing explores the concept of island-proofing, considering what it is and why it is needed.
The last two years have been “strikingly poor” for living standards, and further hard times may lie ahead according to new analysis by the Resolution Foundation. Living standards are influenced by both economic conditions and government policy so policy makers can help improve disposable incomes through their policy decisions.
The past year has been one like no other. The Covid crisis is far from over, but as we approach the grim anniversary of the first UK lockdown, it seems an appropriate moment to reflect. So we are bringing together a few of the myriad of different experiences from this momentous year in all our…
This primer introduces you to the arts and culture sector and local authority cultural services, covering libraries, museums, theatres, arts services, and leisure services. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
In this Seminar we are going to look at Social Isolation as that can impact on well being and loneliness and consider what forms of engagement communities and local authorities can offer to address this growing problem. Social isolation is an objective state determined by the quantity of social relationships and contacts between individuals, across…