Professor James Mitchell outlines what the recent Holyrood election result will mean locally, highlighting the prospect of an independence referendum as likely to dominate politics for the years to come, the surprising lack of debate in the election regarding the economy and the pandemic’s role in paving the way for functional, fiscal and community empowerment…
Catch up in what has been an extremely busy month with the latest policy announcements, responses from the sector and research and publications in our latest health, public health and social care round-up.
The Road Safety Trust in the UK have launched their 2020 grant programme and organisations including local authorities can bid for money for their projects. CEO Sally Lines outlines the theme for the 2020 programme.
Dr Ligia Teixeira, CEO of the Centre for Homelessness Impact, fills us in on their newly launched What Works Community: Local Government initiative, which is recruiting local authorities to join it and focus on evidence-led methods of ending and preventing homelessness.
Our think tank reviews cover the latest research and thought leadership from research institutions in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
This week is Carers Week which aims to highlight the challenges faced by unpaid carers across the country. Lockdown has ramped up those challenges and ended what minimal support there was. Carer Steve Palmer writes for us about the situation.
How can we engage children in placemaking? Alex Robinson from New Union describes a fun activity for civic-minded primary school kids and tells us about a placemaking policy hack-a-thon for the grown ups, too.
A summary of what LGiU Australia got up to in 2021, highlighting some content you might have missed and taking a look at what we’ve got coming up in 2022, including some new member benefits.
This workshop is aimed at those who have attended the LGiU's Practical Project Management session or have a good understanding of the project management process and practice.
One of the early and ongoing impacts of COVID-19, both globally and locally, has been the forced shift to working from home for large proportions of the workforce. In Australia, from the 23rd of March 2020, those who could work from home were urged to do so and many, particularly those in the larger cities (with Melbourne…