At LGiU we are big fans of long reads – something a bit more chunky than a blog post but still a one sitting read, with the added bonus of some striking imagery and video content. We have published a number of long reads on the Shorthand Social platform.
These long reads are a chance for us to look in depth at a particular issue or develop our thinking around a theme. Our first ever long read was on Flood Resilience and the role of councils in helping communities to recover from floods. Most recently in Identity, Communities, Regeneration Janet Sillett has been looking at the importance of place in everything that local government does.
We have run a couple of long read series: the first was Future Local which developed ideas about what the future might hold for local government across seven different spheres. The three long reads that formed our Reviving Localism series explore some core policy challenges for local government – finance, devolution and local democracy, and adult social care.