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LGIU's case studies showcase best practices from local government, providing insights and practical examples. These in-depth explorations cover many topics and offer actionable insights for real-world applications. Create a free LGIU website account to access exclusive content and sign up for our newsletters.


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No place like home: How the UK falls short over housing for older people

Housing for older people is in short supply. Yet, despite the UK’s ageing population, the government is dragging its feet over measures to provide better quality homes for the elderly and more choices. This briefing looks into the issue and explores examples of what is already on offer.

England & Wales, Scotland With case study
Members & Global Local

Case study roundup December 2022

Our new case study roundup for LGIU members and Global Local subscribers. Read notable practice highlights from our Daily News service and see case studies from our articles and briefings you may have missed.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland With case study
Members & Global Local

Rural, Coastal and Island issues- Global Local Executive Panel

Our final Global Executive Panel for 2022, this briefing summarises the December 2022 LGIU and VLGA rural, coastal and island panel. Bringing together Chief Executives from Ireland, the UK and Australia, this briefing shares the highlights of the panel and the experiences of Chief Executives facing the unique challenges in rural, coastal and island communities.

Australia, Global, Ireland, Scotland With case study

All I want for Christmas is… sustainable local government celebrations

Making up for the missing local government references in Mariah Carey’s hit Christmas single, this blog post brings together the LGiU’s international local government community to look at our favourite local government Christmas initiative in Ireland, England, Scotland and Australia.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland With case study
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In it together: mental health support for local government workers

This briefing highlights examples of community and workforce mental health support in Ireland and Australia. Also looking at how the psychological model of compassion can help local government leaders lessen the impact of mental ill health on staff.

Australia, Global, Ireland With case study

Local listing – securing the future for heritage assets

Why should cash-strapped local authorities be working on protecting and maintaining local heritage? This briefing looks at how our ideas about heritage and local heritage listings have changed in recent years, putting more emphasis on the social benefits of local heritage, such as creating community cohesion and building civic pride.  

England & Wales With case study

The Office of the Planning Regulator in Ireland

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) in Ireland was established in April 2019 on foot of recommendations made by the Mahon Tribunal. In this short blog piece, we hear from the OPR about the three main functions.

Ireland With case study
Members & Global Local

Local government response to an international crisis: Ukrainian refugees

Since March 2022, approx. 70,000 Ukrainian refugees have come to Ireland. This briefing looks in particular at how Clare County Council has managed the various national and local refugee initiatives (such as Offer A Home) and the challenges they’ve faced in the resettlement process.

Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland With case study