Topic: 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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Spotlight on Indonesia: embedding the UN Sustainable Development Goals and responding to COVID-19

This briefing also looks at the innovative ways Indonesian municipalities and regencies have responded to COVID-19. The urgent action required in order to respond to COVID-19 created a unique opportunity for local governments to act in ways that were outside of their normal operating models.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing With case study

Unfinished business

Local government has been financially under resourced and the policy agenda has underserved in key areas of service, democracy and community. This latest pillar in our Post-Covid Councils project sets out a blueprint for the thinking we need to generate some vital momentum around these pieces of Unfinished Business.

England & Wales Publication

Oireachtas Review: January 2021

Oireachtas affairs at a glance January 2021. In the following round-up service, we examine the major legislation and announcements from the Oireachtas in January 2021.

Ireland Briefing

Book Club: How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division

Join us for a members-only online discussion of How to Stay Sane in Age of Division by Elif Shafak. Our book club provides an opportunity for a friendly Chatham House discussion of the book, the challenges in your council and what we can learn from each other.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

The Road Ahead for Charities 2021

Charities will have an important role in the recovery and renewal after Covid-19. NCVO has published its annual Road Ahead report on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the sector. While charities face an uncertain financial future, many have shown innovation and creativity in serving their beneficiaries during the pandemic.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Covid-19 community support at Leeds City Council

Hannah Bithell, joint winner of the Covid-19 Hero category at the 2020 LGIU & CCLA Cllr Awards and councillor at Leeds City Council tells us more about the work that she has done to help residents during the pandemic.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Rough sleeping and Covid-19

More than 33,000 rough sleepers were offered places in hotel and other emergency accommodation between March and November last year. What does the successful ‘Everyone In’ scheme demonstrate about the scale of the homelessness problem in England and whether the government is any closer to a long-term solution?

England & Wales Briefing With case study

Swift Read: Government’s May 2021 polls delivery plan

On 5th February, the Cabinet Office announced that the English local elections would go ahead as planned on 6th May, with extra funding to ensure that voters, candidates and staff would be protected. This swift read summarises the main points from the announcement.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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An unequal experience: the impact of Covid-19 on ethnic minority people

The LGIU published a briefing on BAME communities and Covid-19 in June 2020. It was clear early on in the pandemic that different Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups were being hit very hard by Covid-19. This is an update on that briefing.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Will May be a missed chance?

Every elector in England should have a vote in May with the elections scheduled for 2021 and those deferred from 2020. In the midst of a pandemic is this wise, safe or fair? Local government certainly has its doubts.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog