Topic: Welfare and equalities

Poverty and inequality are financial challenges for local authorities and threaten the cohesion of their communities.


Local government’s role in the epidemic of violence against women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated today (November 25) as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The important question is how can this translate into action at a global level? As local authority members know all too well, it all begins with action at a local level.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Scotland Publication

Supporting prison leavers back into communities

As part of the recent Global Local Recap on crime prevention and rehabilitation, Ana Oppenheim, from the London-based charity Switchback, writes about supporting prison leavers in the community through mentorship and partnerships.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post Blog

Using data to support digital and financial inclusion

Many households have experienced financial shocks over the past few years, how can a local data driven approach to inclusion support greater resilience?

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog

“Closing the Gap”: A role for Local Government

This briefing provides a brief overview of the new National Agreement and the framework for implementation, followed by suggestions for what individual local governments can do to implement the National Agreement in their local and regional areas.

Australia Briefing
Members & Followers

October Think Tank Review

What are think tanks saying about levelling up, climate change, economic regeneration and more this month?

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

Bundle: Shaping a just transition to net zero

A just transition to net zero ensures environmental sustainability as well as decent work, social inclusion and poverty eradication. To end up with a just outcome, it’s also important to have a just process – making engagement and inclusivity in decision-making key. This bundle collates our content on the subject, including briefings, blogs, and case…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication

Violence against women and girls – report of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary

In the UK, a woman is killed by a man every three days. A new report on the police response to violence against women and girls finds that, despite recent progress, improvements are urgently needed in national strategy, policing practices and local multi-agency responses to tackle this deep-rooted social problem.

England & Wales Briefing

Ending rough sleeping: the Kerslake Commission on homelessness

A Commission chaired by Lord (Bob) Kerslake has made wide-ranging recommendations on how to reduce homelessness in England and end rough sleeping. But how much notice is the Government likely to take and will it produce the desired results? This briefing looks at the commission’s report in detail and flags up its main proposals.

England & Wales Briefing