Topic: Welfare and equalities

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

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Global Local: Reconciliation

This week's Global Local explores the power of reconciliation in creating more just, harmonious and equitable societies. The edition also unpacks the significant and constant role local government, as a foundational pillar of every community, has in facilitating reconciliation.

Daily-news

What’s happening in the world of local government this week?

We’ve compiled together some of the most interesting, newsworthy stories of the last week from the local government sector worldwide. We’re just trialling this service out for now, so let us know what you think.

Global Blog-article

Community Planning in Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Alongside a briefing from Professor Colin Knox appraising community planning in Northern Ireland, this article from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council outlines key areas of innovation and deployment of community planning partnerships in local government.

Northern Ireland Blog-article With case study
Members

Are we ‘Closing the Gap’ on Indigenous disadvantage?

This briefing examines the progress of the Closing the Gap initiative in addressing Indigenous disadvantage. Following two major reports, it evaluates current strategies’ effectiveness and identifies improvement areas to achieve better outcomes for Indigenous communities. The purpose is to promote awareness, discussion, and action on issues of Indigenous inequality and support efforts to address them.

Australia Briefing
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Care experienced people

This week's Global Local unpacks the current situation for care experienced people, including the numerous challenges they face. This edition also highlights the need for improved policies and support to promote their wellbeing, and the critical role local government can play in this space.

Daily-news

What’s happening in the world of local government this week?

We’ve compiled together some of the most interesting, newsworthy stories of the last week from the local government sector worldwide. We’re just trialling this service out for now, so let us know what you think.

Global Blog-article

Lessons from the lived experience of care leavers

In this article, David Graham, National Director of The Care Leavers’ Association, provides advice on improving the quality of life for care leavers. The charity, set up in 1999 as a voice for people who grew up in state care, also advocates for better policy and practice changes informed by the lived experience of care…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog-article
Members & Global Local

Breaking the cycle: how local government can support the families of people in prison to reduce reoffending

This briefing discusses the issue of reoffending among released prisoners and the importance of family support in reducing recidivism. It also touches upon the challenges prisoners face in reintegrating into society after release and the role of local government and their partners in assisting in the rehabilitation of families impacted by imprisonment.

Global Briefing
Members

Making waves: Is the tide turning for coastal communities?

Councils and others are taking steps to revive seaside towns. But what does it take to improve coastal communities for residents, as well as attract visitors on a year-round basis? This new briefing looks at the problems and opportunities for areas around the UK coastline.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study