Covid-19 has had a systematic and profound impact on our health and wellbeing, particularly affecting those living with addiction. This briefing explains the reciprocal relationships between living with addiction and Covid-19 and the importance of dealing with addiction in local government policy responses.
A look at the Ofqual consultation on examination arrangements which involve schools submitting the professional judgements of teachers that will then be used in statistical modelling to produce final results.
Online Training: Beyond Coronavirus: A new type of culture for a new type of authority: The role of Organisational Development
This series of 3, 90 minutes, online workshops are an interactive opportunity to develop your awareness and understanding of the organisational implications of change and the way in which Organisational Development can be used to challenge and shift culture to where it needs to be. It’s a chance to share experiences and opportunities and stimulate…
What are the current and future implications for local government finance arising from the current Covid-19 pandemic? We summarise government financial support for local communities, consider the ongoing impact of the crisis on the immediate financial position of local councils, and look forward to the likely medium-term financial implications.
Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland, writes on why we all need to celebrate and support our binmen and binwomen in their vital role as resource managers on the frontline during the Covid-19 outbreak.
This briefing provides examples of a diverse range of democratic, service and digital innovations introduced by local governments in Australia to address the unprecedented changes to community life caused by efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.
Janet Sillett found lessons in the versatility and importance of local businesses during this crisis – as well as some great plants – at her local nursery.
This briefing considers local authorities’ approaches to medium and long-term ‘strategic recovery planning’ of their cities, towns and communities in the immediate aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. It suggests possible frameworks for strategic recovery planning. and some of the contextual issues that places may face on the road to recovery.
This briefing looks towards the challenge of increasing housing output without attempting to predict what is likely to be achieved – which would have been a hazardous enterprise even without the new uncertainties of Covid-19 – but rather to put the scale of that task into perspective by reference to the extent of progress that…
Council staff are facing many challenges – such as undertaking a new or more senior role, balancing home working with caring responsibilities and dealing with increased workloads. We look here at the help that is available to support the workforce and give practical guidance for dealing effectively with the key concerns.