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Making outcomes based commissioning a reality

The LGiU has been working for years to support better home care with our member councils, with home care providers and with those involved intimately in the business of care – care workers, people who need care and their families.

England & Wales Publication
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Homelessness: the road to prevention

In this long read Andrew Walker outlines the recent discussions of the LGiU’s Homelessness Commission on how councils can support vulnerable people, particularly young people, in danger of becoming homeless and how they can use their data to join up services more effectively.

England & Wales Publication
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Brexit and local government – the story so far

Janet Sillett reviews the state of Brexit negotiations as of October 2018, with particular focus on the position of local government.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication
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Cities on the Rise – Actions for Local Government

LGiU Scotland attended the Academy of Urbanism’s 2018 congress – Cities on the Rise – to focus in on key points that local authorities might find useful, and to feed back the relevant learning to our members. This report covers material on building democratic cities, anticipating the driverless future, and the new urban crisis.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication
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Identity, Communities, Regeneration: sense of place in local government

In this long read Janet Sillett looks at what makes a place a place, what makes some places work and others not, how councils chart the story of their places and respond to the changes that inevitably happen.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication
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Reflections from the Frontline

Johanna Boyd reflects on her time spent as leader of Stirling Council and shares her insights into what makes a successful councillor.

Scotland Publication
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Telling stories: reality, fiction and local government

How has local government been represented in fiction? What stories does it tell us and does the fictional portrayal of councils and councillors reflect the reality of this world and critically does fiction itself influence that reality? Janet Sillett explores the reality of local government in fiction in our latest long read.

England & Wales Publication