The United Nations General Assembly has designated today (November 25) as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The important question is how can this translate into action at a global level? As local authority members know all too well, it all begins with action at a local level.
As part of the recent Global Local Recap on crime prevention and rehabilitation, Ana Oppenheim, from the London-based charity Switchback, writes about supporting prison leavers in the community through mentorship and partnerships.
Nick Wright, one of the creators of the new Town Toolkit, gives his view on how the free-to-use resource can help people change their local towns for the better.
Understanding, engaging and representing the disabled community: “Don’t be the barrier, be the empowerer”
We sat down with Nigel Long to discuss the launch of his new training and consulting agency, Action Disability, and what he hopes for the future of the agency and the overall disability agenda across local government.
As arts and cultural organisations reset and repurpose, new funding and Arts Council England’s Delivery Plan 2021-24 set the direction for a greater focus on place-based approaches to arts and culture.
The Covid-19 pandemic created a perfect storm for the spread of misinformation and disinformation. As local authorities look towards recovery, what can they do to manage the impacts of false information now and in the future?
The LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler looks again at her study of local government, trust and misinformation and reflects on recent experiences of misinformation in her own life.
As COP26 closes its doors, Alice Creasy, Policy & Partnerships Officer at the LGIU, reflects on her experience of the conference and asks whether place-based action could be an antidote to the ‘blah blah blah’.
This briefing reflects on policy lessons from the past and how there is more to policy-making than passing a law or policy pronouncement. With reference to the seminal Christie report on place-based approaches, the briefing suggests that the four principles become meaningless without the necessary capacities – which is why addressing local disempowerment is key.