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?


Members & Global Local

Global Local bulletin: Support for veterans

This week, we consider the needs profile of veterans and their families and explore what local government can do to facilitate their reintegration into the community, both in the short and long term.

Members & Global Local

Needs profiles of veterans across the globe

In 2016/17 it was estimated that 2.5 million UK Armed Forces veterans live in Great Britain. Veterans are known to have a number of specific needs which can require tailored support.

Global Briefing

Local response to crisis offers some hope

In an article originally published in the MJ, our Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West reflects on the hope and comfort provided by local public services in the cost of living crisis.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog

Active travel in Galway: Ireland’s first city centre school street

Galway City Council tells us all about active travel in the west of Ireland, including the story behind how they became the first Irish council to implement a ‘city centre school street’ to reduce car use and encourage more pedestrian or cycling modes of travel which can have huge mental and physical health benefits.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Blog Post Blog

In conversation with the Council behind the ‘Halloween capital of the world’

The Halloween traditions that we all know and love originated from an old Irish holiday dating back centuries. To explore the history and discover how it has evolved in Ireland today, LGIU’s Thomas Lynch chats with Aeidin McCarter, the person responsible for making Derry and Strabane the ‘Halloween capital of the world’.

Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland Blog-article With case study
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Stepping forward: how councils are responding to the cost-of-living crisis

This briefing looks at what local authorities are doing to help residents through the cost of living crisis. Councils have devised, or are backing, schemes that help people to keep warm, save energy, and feed themselves and their families. Includes case studies.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study