Topic: Covid-19

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Ça Va Bien Aller: Montreal’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Despite Montreal suffering a significant death-toll from Covid-19, there has been a general consensus that the city has done a good job, though challenges remain. This paper analyses Montreal’s response to the pandemic to date.

Global Briefing With case study

Fly-tipping during a pandemic

Fly-tipping has become a prominent issue under lockdown, worsened by reduced waste disposal services. Paul Wallace from Keep Scotland Beautiful writes on the issue, with advice for local authorities.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Online Training: An Introduction to Mental Health

This two-hour webinar has been designed to provide an introduction to mental health, with the aim of understanding more about some of the most commonly diagnosed disorders, as well as provide advice and guidance on how to support ward members who have issues with their mental health.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

Financial impacts of COVID-19 on Australian local governments

The focus of this briefing is the impact that COVID-19 restrictions introduced by the federal and state governments have had on local government service provision, how local government is supporting their local economies, and how they are dealing with the financial challenges in the short- and long-term.

Australia Briefing

Covid-19: What next for the new normal?

How is it that we will begin to emerge from weeks of lockdown? There is no tried and tested method but trust and transparency in how decisions are made and acted upon are key to their success, writes Janet Sillett.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Size matters: Covid-19 and small charities

Small charities account for 97 per cent of all charities and they play vital roles in meeting specialised and localised needs. All charities are being hit hard by Covid-19 but small organisations face additional challenges. National and local support packages need to recognise the diversity and characteristics of small charities.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Weathering the Covid-19 storm together

Lorna Meahan, Depute Chief Executive at Dumfries and Galloway Council writes about the council coming together and staff going above and beyond in adapting to the new reality faced during the Covid-19 crisis.

Scotland Blog Post Blog