Procurement during Covid-19 has been a high profile, and often contentious, issue. The NAO has investigated procurement generally, and PPE supplies and the Test and Trace programme in separate investigations. What can the NHS, central government and local health teams learn from these inquiries?
On March 18th 2021 LGiU Australia, VLGA and LGPro presented an international panel of local government executives to explore how local governments in Australia and the UK are finding innovative ways to deliver improved community wellbeing outcomes against a backdrop of a pandemic and challenging economic climate.
This collection showcases a range of LGIU content covering local government and community experience during and post pandemic. On this page, you’ll find everything from content on Covid’s impact on health, the economy, and minority communities, to resources on post-Covid cities and local governments’ critical role during the pandemic.
The recent NAO report on local government finance during the pandemic is sobering but not unexpected. It calls on the government to focus on service sustainability, to continue to provide additional financial support and warns of the risks of financial failure should that support not be forthcoming.
Every year NatCen surveys 3,000 people for the British Social Attitudes survey, providing data on public opinion about life in the UK that are relevant to local communities and public services. The latest reports illuminate recent trends, including the impact (if any) of the Covid-19 pandemic on public attitudes.
In this blog LGIU’s Kim Fellows explores the cycle of emotions associated with enduring a year during the pandemic, from the sadness of seeing grandchildren grow up through a window, to worry over the future of the country and inequality of impacts, to hope at the resilience of communities.
This imagining, from Richard Leeming, of a council in the future using digital technologies at the centre of everything it does, is one of the scenarios that we are exploring as part of the new municipalism pillar of our Post-Covid Councils project looking at the future of local government.
Oireachtas affairs at a glance February 2021. In the following round-up service, we examine the major legislation and announcements from the Oireachtas in February 2021.
This imagining, from Andy Johnston, of an evolving council, is one of the scenarios that we are exploring as part of the new municipalism pillar of our Post-Covid Councils project looking at the future of local government.
Jonathan Silver is the Head of Clinical Engineering at a major London teaching hospital trust. These are extracts from a personal account he has been writing of his experiences in an intensive care unit throughout the pandemic.