A year into the post of Chief Executive of Renfrewshire Council, LGIU Scotland is in conversation with Alan Russell about Alan’s personal and organisational reflections on the challenges, opportunities facing Renfrewshire Council.
As COP-27 kicks off and we watch the US mid-term elections from afar, this week LGIU Ireland brings you all the latest in local government. Highlights include a focus on reports and updates for local government from the LGIU and Merrion Street.
All Things Scotland provides a hand picked selection of reports, updates from Holyrood and spotlight on a Moray Council to keep you up to date with everything local government related in Scotland.
We have all watched those archaeological documentaries that find abandoned cities from the Mayan, Inca and other ancient societies that, apparently, imploded and left whole cities to be eaten up by the natural world. We discover these ancient, societal collapses when modern day archaeologists and historians unearth them and pontificate on the reasons for the…
In this blog, LGIU Associate, Suvi Loponen reflects on her findings while researching for a new briefing on the topic of community wealth building in Finland.
The briefing provides an insight into how Finland is implementing and advancing policies and practices that aim to progress plural ownership of the economy, including making financial power work for local places; fair employment and just labour markets; progressive procurement of goods and services; and, socially productive use of land and property.
Treaty: What is it? Why Australia needs it? What’s happening around Australia? How will they effect local government?
Since election night in May 2022, the Prime Minister of Australia has been very clear in his government’s commitment to implementing the Uluru Statement from the Heart, but what does this treaty mean in practice and what impact can it have on local government and its communities?
Most service leavers move to civilian life successfully, but research shows generally that veterans are more likely to experience alcohol misuse, homelessness, domestic violence, criminal behaviour and relationship breakdown where they have untreated mental health difficulties.
Veterans Outreach Support is a UK-based charity that since 2008 has provided welfare, wellbeing and mental health support to veterans and their families. Ian Millen, CEO at Veterans Outreach Support, chatted to Freya Millard from LGIU about the key challenges facing veterans re-entering society, the support needed for the families of ex-service personnel, and how…