The Covid Wellbeing Inequalities Research Evidence Dashboard is a new and unique online dashboard looking at emerging research on the impact of the pandemic on different populations and outcomes. Joanne Smithson explains how local government can make use of the data to reduce local inequalities and improve wellbeing.
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, currently making its way through Parliament, contains a number of significant provisions relating to the youth justice system for England and Wales. This briefing focuses upon those measures.
The Future of Public Service Broadcasting, a report from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, examines funding, the public service remit, and technology platforms in a context of rapidly changing, and growing, broadcasting models. Its findings and implications for democratic engagement are discussed in this briefing.
Understanding and shaping the Covid decade – the British Academy review of societal impacts of Covid-19
Leaders and policymakers need to be prepared for a Covid decade. That is the sobering message of a British Academy review of the long-term societal impacts of the pandemic. Bold and innovative policymaking is required to address long-standing social problems and realise opportunities for a better society.
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Green Action Trust, introduces the new strategic partnership between the Green Action Trust and Scotland’s Towns Partnership which is set to boost environmental outcomes in towns the length and breadth of Scotland.
North Kelvin Meadow, an ex-football pitch where development was stopped by Glasgow City Council, now hosts an urban wild land run by a community group. The space – which includes allotments, an orchard, and play areas – has a positive and far-reaching impact on an area of Glasgow.
In the following briefing, we examine the potential for collaboration between communities that are the source of much of our water supplies, taking a specific look at such collaboration in County Kerry.
This briefing draws on a diverse range of international case studies to explore how local governments can work with children and young people to achieve healthier, sustainable and more inclusive neighbourhoods.
Anna Perks, Biodiversity Officer at Falkirk Council, blogs for us on Falkirk’s new approach to managing public greenspaces to tackle climate change, improve biodiversity, and balance competing demands.