As the October 2019 Brexit deadline looms (subject to any possible extension), with anticipation of an orderly exit ebbing and flowing, this long read offers some reflections on the story so far from an Irish perspective.
LGiU Homelessness Commission 2019: Final Report
Local Finance Taskforce: A roadmap to a sustainable future
Reviving localism: three challenges
The LGiU’s Local Finance Taskforce ran through 2018 /19 to expand the conversation and widen the thinking about what is needed to achieve a well-functioning council funding system. This report and the recommendations it contains are the result of that wide-ranging discussion.
The LGiU Local Government Homelessness Commission was set up to investigate how councils can fulfil their obligation to prevent homelessness. This report is the first assessment of the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government.
Our personal safety is something many of us take for granted, this short, members-only guide offers some guidance on assessing risk and adopting strategies and behaviours that will minimise any potential hazards you might identify as part of your councillor role.
LGiU and The MJ have run the State of Local Government Finance Survey every January since 2012 to coincide with councils setting their annual budgets. The results give a snapshot of the key pressures facing councils and the impact of ongoing financial uncertainty on their communities.
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.
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.
Janet Sillett reviews the state of Brexit negotiations as of October 2018, with particular focus on the position of local government.