Nordic countries have taken differing approaches to the Covid-19 pandemic, and here we explore how they have done so and the potential repercussions.
The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on all aspects of people’s lives, including mental and physical health. This briefing will help to support local authority members and staff to identify and share strategies that can be used to support communities and staff to manage their mental health and wellbeing.
Social care has been in a state of perpetual crisis for decades, writes Janet Sillett. After years of neglect, is it any wonder care homes and home care were invisible as the Covid-19 pandemic evolved?
The following briefing provides an overview of current conditions in Ireland and the phases which hopefully will see Ireland move towards some sort of normality, whatever that will mean, for the foreseeable future.
International studies show a global decline in democracy since 2006. The current spread of ‘states of emergency’ in democratic and non-democratic countries runs a risk of eroding civil liberties even far beyond the end of the crisis. The pandemic is triggering discussions about permanent surveillance measures, the recentralisation of policies, and exceptional rules – even…
May 7th would have been the day that several English city-regions voted for a mayor; a choice that would have been based on both promises of candidates’ actions in office and a judgement of the incumbent mayor’s record in office – which would have been a milestone for a new model of governance in the…
With all polls currently postponed until 6 May 2021, just what are electoral administrators up to during this pandemic? Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators, tells what they’re doing now and what they need to do to prepare for the next set of elections.
The May 2020 elections were postponed in the UK, but other polls in other places have carried on. We cannot afford to postpone democracy forever, what should an election look like in the time of coronavirus?
There were over 4,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in care homes in England in the two weeks up to 28 April. This briefing looks at the state of the social care sector pre-Covid, the impact that the virus has had on care homes and domiciliary care and what lessons need learning.