Topic: Communities and society

From social engagement to civic action – how can local government engage citizens in democracy and delivery? What can communities do for themselves with the support of local public bodies?


Urban flooding – a view from Scotland

Urban flooding is a pressing challenge for local authorities across the world. Kirsty MacRae from the Scottish Flood Forum writes about the situation in Scottish cities and explores what can be done to address this issue going forward.

Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Violence against women and girls – report of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary

In the UK, a woman is killed by a man every three days. A new report on the police response to violence against women and girls finds that, despite recent progress, improvements are urgently needed in national strategy, policing practices and local multi-agency responses to tackle this deep-rooted social problem.

England & Wales Briefing

Moray welcomes Afghan refugees

Moray Council in Scotland has agreed to the settlement of 20 Afghan refugees, Cllr Theresa Coull writes that as a council and a community the best thing you can do is be friendly and supportive whilst they settle into a new environment.

Scotland Blog Post Blog
Members & Followers

September Think Tank Review

Our think tank reviews cover the latest research and thought leadership from research institutions in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Measuring social impact

This briefing provides a high-level summary of the Roadmap to Social Impact – why measurement matters, the key steps it comprises, and the importance of a culture that values evaluation and resources it accordingly.

Australia Briefing