Topic: Welfare and equalities

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

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A First Nations Voice to Parliament: Local Government’s role

It is a fact of history that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia were not accorded respect and recognition when the British arrived to colonise these lands and waters in 1788. Indeed, since federation in 1901, there has been a long-running debate about the lack of recognition of Australia’s First Peoples in…

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Councils supporting disabled residents through tough times: a new toolkit

This briefing looks at the challenges facing disabled people and sets out options in the form of a new toolkit for councils to consider. It highlights the poverty and additional cost of living challenges faced and the wider challenges for the UK’s 14.6million disabled people.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Beyond repair? Britain’s broken asylum system

Repairing Britain’s broken asylum system will not be easy. According to MPs, the UK Government is too keen to rush into headline-grabbing initiatives such as sending asylum seekers to Rwanda than looking at the reason why people attempt dangerous Channel crossings. This new briefing looks at the problem.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Youth round-up – September 2022

This roundup summarises the latest UK Government announcements on youth services in England and the UK and looks at key research findings from a number of bodies providing services to young people.

England & Wales Briefing
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Digital Poverty in the UK – Evidence Review 2022

The way we live, work, communicate and access services is increasingly digital. Without digital access, people are excluded from many fundamentals, exacerbating existing social inequalities. The Digital Poverty Alliance reviews the evidence on the extent and nature of digital poverty in the UK and argues for holistic and sustained action.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Accessible housing: a global challenge for local authorities

The accessible housing challenge The increasing global interest in accessible housing has largely been driven by three factors. Firstly, all regions in the world are experiencing population ageing, with varying severity. In countries with life expectancies above 70 years, the average person will spend 8 years of their life living with a disability. Secondly, the…

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Accessibility in housing and infrastructure

For this edition we explored how local authorities can plan for inclusion, removing barriers to participation for disabled people. This includes inspirational case studies of innovation from places like the USA, Sweden, Australia and Luxembourg.

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Addiction

In this newsletter, we put the spotlight on the global addiction crisis and the ways local government can intervene. This includes exploring the lasting legacy of the controversial (yet impactful) Iceland model for discouraging teen alcohol and drug use and examining the growing overdose death rate which has been exacerbated during Covid-19, with a particular…

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