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?


And Finally: LGIU@40 and christmas elves

This week’s And Finally celebrates the LGIU's 40th birthday with the launch of our new manifesto. Plus, new resources on intergenerational care, and a great story of a community taking the reins on Christmas decoration. 

Members & Global Local

Local government’s role in promoting intergenerational communities and care

This briefing examines the role that local government can play in promoting intergenerational activities that can benefit whole communities with respect to social care and community cohesion.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing With case study

And Finally: COP28 and council clogs

This week’s And Finally wraps up everything you may have missed from LGIU, including a new Global Local newsletter on all things COP28, featured articles on AI in local government and our response to Nottingham City Council's Section 114 notice, plus a pair of council-themed clogs.


Destitution in the UK 2023 – Joseph Rowntree Foundation report

New JRF research has found that 3.8 million people in the UK are destitute, including 1 million children. Destitution has risen sharply over recent years, despite government action to boost incomes during the Covid-19 pandemic and cost-of-living crisis. This briefing looks at these alarming findings and potential policy implications.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

England policy round-up: October and November 2023

Our England policy round-up overviews the key policy announcements and publications for local government. October and November saw the King’s speech, a reshuffle and the Autumn Statement. The latest edition features publications on levelling up towns and cities, reform of public finances, a new approach to social security and much more.

England & Wales Briefing

Collection: Food, agriculture and rural communities

This collection showcases a range of LGIU work exploring food, agriculture and rural communities. It has plenty of key resources to offer for staff and councillors in public services who aspire to drive and improve engagement and sustainability in rural and agricultural areas.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication