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?


Could Indigenous policy relate to Roma and Traveller communities?

Now the issues that Indigenous people face have begun to see the light of day in national and international policies, more questions are arising as to whether there are some lessons to be learned and policy implications to be explored in regards to Roma and Traveller communities, who perhaps face some similar issues to Indigenous…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Health in coastal communities

Poor health in coastal communities is the focus of this year’s annual report by Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England. What is the scale of the problem and why are people living near the sea more likely to die younger and suffer from serious disease?

England & Wales Briefing

Suicide Prevention Lanarkshire app launched

Suicide Prevention Officer Lynne MacDonald explains why North and South Lanarkshire Councils partnered together to launch The Suicide Prevention app, following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

LGIU & CCLA Cllr Awards 2021

LGIU & CCLA's annual Cllr Awards are now open for nominations.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Workstream

Is housing a human right?

Is the option of living in adequate housing a human right? A report based on research commissioned by chief housing officers has lessons for the whole of the UK, and beyond, and is likely to get people talking about the quality of homes and the wider issues linked to housing.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

IFS 2021 report: Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK

This briefing covers the 2021 report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) on trends in living standards, poverty, and inequality in the UK. The IFS publish regularly on living standards and inequality but in this report, there is a focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

Think Tank Review July 2021

This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on sustainability, recovery and ‘building back’ – with highlights from new thinking and research on housing, social care and local government finance.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

Generation Covid: The impact on young people in the UK – Youth Affairs APPG

The report ‘Generation COVID: The economic impact of COVID-19 on young people in the United Kingdom’, published in May 2021 by the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Affairs, puts a spotlight on the economic impact of the pandemic on young people and calls for better financial, educational and employment support for young people…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing