Covid-19

How councils and communities are dealing with the pandemic and emerging on the other side. All content is free to access but may require registration.

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Bundle: Health, social care and Covid-19 – what have we learnt so far?

This bundle brings together some of LGIU’s recent work on health and social care. It looks back to a pre-Covid-19 world (which seems such a long time ago, but is, of course, very recent), at health and social care during the pandemic, and ahead, when we are in ‘recovery’.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Publication

Pandemic Perspectives: Urban change

Hannah Muirhead explores the varying insights and reflections of columnists and experts around the world on what the impact of coronavirus on cities might be, building a picture of what the ongoing narrative looks like regarding issues such as density, transforming spaces and the movement of people.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog
Members

Oireachtas Review: May 2020

The work of the Special Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee and the legislative issues of maternity leave and pandemic unemployment payment were some of the issues before the Oireachtas in May, while government formation talks continue.

Ireland Briefing
Members & Followers

Using pop up & temporary leases to reactivate local retail centres impacted by Covid-19

This briefing discusses several examples where temporary uses have been enabled by not-for-profit and government-led organisations as a tool to prevent decline in local commercial centres. These case studies provide practical takeaways for local governments who are interested in implementing their own scheme to support temporary uses as a low-cost measure to activate local centres.

Australia Briefing
Members & Followers

Covid-19 – employment and the labour market

This briefing surveys the immediate impact of the Covid-19 crisis on employment and looks ahead at the different scenarios facing the UK labour market.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

Housing and Covid-19

Rough sleepers have moved into hotels, evictions are banned and house building is subject to social distancing. So what exactly has happened so far, and what are the main issues as the lockdown eases? We also consider what lasting changes the pandemic may bring about.  

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

Health inequalities after Covid-19: challenges and opportunities

Covid-19 is shining a light on our society, and a prominent theme has been health inequalities. Social determinants like poverty, educational opportunities, worklessness and poor housing are interlinked and have a negative impact on health. This briefing considers emerging trends on health inequalities in the progress of the virus.

England & Wales, Global Briefing