Topic: Health and social care

Health, public health and social care – for adults and children.


Local Health Systems: Relationships Not Structures Report Launch

The report Local Health Systems: Relationships Not Structures examines what systems thinking is, practical steps that can be taken to implement these systems across local government and how they can work to improve the way we approach complex problems. The launch will consist of a panel discussion with a presentation on the report findings from…

England & Wales Event

Lessons from Ireland and their humanitarian response to Ukraine

In Ireland, much debate and discussion recently have been centred around the required humanitarian response to Ukraine. In this blog, LGIU’s Dr Seán Ó’Riordáin explores the ways in which local government will need to continue to step up in the coming months and years.

Global, Ireland Blog Post Blog

Age-friendly towns in Ireland

As an affiliated member country to the World Health Organization’s ‘Age-Friendly Programme’, Ireland has been working to develop age-friendly towns across the country. This briefing outlines the type of work being carried out by councils as part of the initiative and signposts some helpful resources for those looking to make their area more age-friendly.

Global, Ireland Briefing

Local authorities and place and wellbeing outcomes

When it comes to place and wellbeing there are a core set of outcomes that are needed to ensure residents can thrive and stay healthy. Susan Rintoul from Improvement Services shares how local authorities can make wellbeing a top priority at every opportunity by embedding the outcomes in their decision-making processes.  

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Health, public health and social care round-up: February 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. This month’s round-up includes an update on integrated care systems and the plans to tackle the Covid-19 backlog.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

How can local governments address social isolation?

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, social isolation was already a complex, escalating issue.  This briefing looks at social isolation, as distinct from loneliness, and how governments can address it moving forward.

Australia Briefing