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.
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.
Many councils are making heroic efforts to support their communities during the cost of living crisis. Councillor Ruth Berkley from South Tyneside Council outlines their approach with partners.
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.
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.
This briefing looks at how local and central government across the UK should respond to the urgent issue of fuel poverty in both the short and long term.
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’.
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.