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Lightening the load: mental health support for local government workers

Post-pandemic, common mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and stress are having an increased impact across society. These mental health challenges are also likely to be prevalent among the local government workforce too. This briefing highlights local authority examples of community and workforce mental health support and will be of interest to everyone working in…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Government Food Strategy – what does it mean for local authorities?

The government food strategy aims to deliver ministers’ ambitions for a prosperous UK agri-food sector, contributing to levelling up, greater food security in an unpredictable world, and healthier, affordable and more sustainable diets for all. Local government is expected to play an important role in delivering the priorities.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Scotland policy round-up summer 2022

This policy round-up is essential reading and provides a summary of key, new documents that impact local government and public services in Scotland. Topics include poverty, urban planning, finance, climate change and education, these publications will help to shape and inform policy and delivery of services in Scotland, including social, economic and environmental future policy…

Scotland Briefing
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Fighting to breathe fresh, clean air: regulations, policy direction and citizens taking a stand

Continued advancement of technological know-how to solve air quality issues requires political willpower and financial support to enable local authorities, communities and other non-state actors to drive change and make our air more breathable. There are many actions summarised here that local government can take to improve air quality. This briefing is relevant to officers…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Health, public health and social care round up: July 2022

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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The legacy of ​​the Iceland model and its transformation of teen substance use

Iceland has radically reduced rates of teenage smoking, drinking and drug use in the past 20 years through its “Youth in Iceland” programme to tackle behavioural addiction. This briefing explores why other countries, including the UK, aren’t following suit and will be interesting to local authority members and officers, in OECD countries, with responsibility for…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Scotland policy round-up June 22

This policy round-up is essential reading and provides a summary of key documents that impact local government in Scotland. From urban planning to finance, climate change to education, these publications will help to shape and inform policy and delivery of services in Scotland, including social, economic and environmental future policy contexts.

Scotland Briefing
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Health, public health and social care round up: June 2022

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Croke Park and local government – Advancing age-friendly Initiatives in Ireland

At the heart of Ireland’s comprehensive age-friendly coverage is a range of partnership arrangements between the country’s local authorities and local and national bodies, including sporting organisations. This briefing looks at the designation of Croke Park – one of Europe’s largest stadiums – as an age-friendly facility, the first such anywhere in the world.

Ireland Briefing

From snow that only melted yesterday: water management in Chicago

This blog explores the importance of local waterways to Chicago’s development, the ongoing challenge of water pollution, and some of the projects developed by local authorities to improve water management in and around the city.

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