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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Coordinating volunteers against the corona virus

The call for volunteers has been made, but what role do councils play in coordinating them? A call for practice examples.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

‘Stay away’: a global message from rural communities

LGIU’s Alice Creasy writes on the phenomenon of city-dwellers ‘escaping’ the novel coronavirus by heading in droves to the countryside – provoking anger from rural communities who are already struggling with the outbreak.

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Home Sweet Home Working

Thousands of local government staff are working from home, but can you achieve the same results in splendid isolation? Neil Merrick, a freelance writer and LGIU associate, takes a light-hearted look at making the home your office.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Preventing homelessness during the crisis

The homeless are particularly at risk. Andrew Walker found out what Southwark is doing during the crisis and urges government action to ease the strain.

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LGIU Fortnightly: Covid-19, councillors and community

We talk to new-ish councillor Steve Bridger who’s helping to build community support during the pandemic and another councillor Robert Lamb who is carrying on an extra year following the postponement of the local elections. We hear from Ruthe Isden of Age UK about what we can do to  help the most vulnerable. Our Chief…

England & Wales, Global Podcast Blog
Members & Followers

Local government and COVID-19: information and commentary

Coronavirus affects everything local authorities do – as community leaders, public health authorities, education authorities, employers, partners and service deliverers. This is the first of two briefings considering the wider leadership role of local government, the implications for communities and services, and at advice and support. We have made all Covid-19 briefings available to Members…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Covid-19 and local government

Our collected resources for councils about Covid-19.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Workstream