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.


The best crisis response comes from your town hall, not Whitehall

Cllr Adam Swersky, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources at London Borough of Harrow, tells us about the Council’s work during the pandemic and the additional challenges that central government sent their way.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

The shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic: opportunities and challenges

One of the early and ongoing impacts of COVID-19, both globally and locally, has been the forced shift to working from home for large proportions of the workforce. In Australia, from the 23rd of March 2020, those who could work from home were urged to do so and many, particularly those in the larger cities (with Melbourne…

Australia Briefing

Trust and governance

As part of our Post-Covid Councils work, we look at how re-building trust can lead us through the pandemic and beyond.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Workstream
Members & Followers

Libraries in Lockdown: Connecting Communities in Crisis – Libraries Connected Report

The report Libraries in Lockdown: Connecting Communities in Crisis highlights how libraries supported their communities and the vulnerable during the first lockdown through a multitude of online events and calls to local people who were shielding, repositioning libraries as information gatherers and community stewards.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

UK public library services: lockdown and looking ahead

Dr Jenny Peachey, Senior Policy and Development Officer at Carnegie UK Trust, reports on new research on the value of public library services during the lockdown. But what did library services offer, what barriers did they face, and what next for services?

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog
Members & Followers

Covid-19 local communications: principles and effectiveness

Getting communications right during the pandemic has been sometimes difficult for central government. Local government has had a better record. What has been working well and what principles can underpin effectiveness?

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

An intergenerational audit for the UK 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had major impacts on health and living standards. Whilst everyone has been affected to some degree, experiences have differed significantly between the generations. A new intergeneration audit assesses the impact of the pandemic on different age groups and examines the issues for policy makers.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing