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Shared Lives are winning lives

Lesley Stevenson explains the work of Shared Lives, a cost-effective and highly-personalised alternative to residential care where an adult who needs support is matched with an approved, self-employed carer, and either visits them for day support or short breaks, or moves in with them, sharing family and community life.

Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Eco-anxiety: what can local government do?

In 2017, an increasingly pervasive worry was defined for the first time by the American Psychological Association as ‘eco-anxiety’: “a chronic fear of environmental doom”. This briefing will investigate the rise of this phenomenon across the world and explore the ways in which local governments can both become more environmentally sustainable themselves and help employees…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
Members

Health, public health and social care round-up: December 2019

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. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.

England & Wales Briefing
Members

Learning themes from the Sport England Local Delivery Pilots (LDPs)

Over the last year, 12 Local Delivery Pilots (LDPs) funded by Sport England have been developing new approaches in local areas to build capacity and inspire active lifestyles, the learning from which is relevant not only to those working in the community sports sector but also to a wider range of partners tackling local challenges…

England & Wales Briefing
Members

Is the Iceland model for reducing teenage smoking, drinking and drug use the reason why Iceland beat England in Euro 2016?

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 examines 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

Launching CoCare in Southwark

This week we launched CoCare  – the app and information portal for better care – at an extra care facility in Southwark. Find out how you can get involved.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
Members

General Election 2019: Liberal Democrats and Green Party manifestos

This briefing is one of a series on the general election. It provides an overview of the key proposals in the Green Party and Liberal Democrats’ manifestos, covering those areas of most interest to local government in England and Wales. LGiU briefings on other Westminster party manifestos can be found in our general election bundle.

England & Wales Briefing
Members

What lessons can be learnt from the Wigan Deal?

Over a period of six years, public services in Wigan have been through a major process of transformation, based on the idea of building a different relationship with local people. The new approach to delivering services has become known as the ‘Wigan Deal’.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing