This briefing is on the advice and guidance offered to the children’s social care community by the UK government during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the issues emerging from the pressure on local authorities and providers to accept temporary flexibilities to support them. The briefing also summarises a study on the experiences of local authority children’s…
Following Grenfell, new measures are promised to involve residents in building safety decisions. But is that enough to make them feel empowered in their homes and neighbourhoods? How can resident involvement be strengthened as we enter recovery from the pandemic?
LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler took a recent trip to Wales which raised questions about who is really paying the price of coronavirus tourism and whether councils have the flexible fiscal instruments they need to support locals and visitors alike.
Public services are at the frontline of the response to coronavirus, but some have struggled for a range of reasons. What can be done to make sure they are better prepared for future crises?
In this second think piece on municipal markets, Dr Marcus Spiller and Fiona Whitworth look at the changing role of municipal markets, the impacts of COVID-19, and the opportunities local markets offer for strengthening local economies.
This briefing explores what local authorities need to do to ensure pupils can get to school and students to college.
Engaging with older people post Covid-19: Adapting the work of the Age Friendly programme by listening to older people
Dr Emer Coveney, National Programme Manager for Age Friendly Ireland with Meath County Council, tells us how listening to and understanding the specific problems older people have faced during the Covid-19 lockdown has shaped the work of Age Friendly Ireland.
Many leisure facilities find themselves in a challenging position financially, but both libraries and leisure services are well placed to support the recovery of local places. We examine the current landscape, how public library and leisure services have adapted to Covid-19, and the strategic issues and challenges ahead.
This briefing provides updates on the latest trends in children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic, as well as summarising recent relevant reports.
Can we just give young people a break, asks Jane Sankarayya. The downgrading of exam results is mean spirited and petty at this point in time.