Since March 2022, approx. 70,000 Ukrainian refugees have come to Ireland. This briefing looks in particular at how Clare County Council has managed the various national and local refugee initiatives (such as Offer A Home) and the challenges they’ve faced in the resettlement process.
This is the first of two editions rounding up what we’ve covered in 2022, with a focus on the social challenges faced by local government. See Part 2 here.
This round-up summarises the latest UK government announcements on youth services, mainly in England, and looks at key research findings from bodies providing services to young people.
Putting democracy, wellbeing and culture first: Insights from New Zealand’s Future for Local Government review
This briefing discusses progress to date with New Zealand’s Future for Local Government Review, which is now entering its final phase. It identifies key messages from the Review’s Interim and Draft Reports that also apply to Australian local government.
Local government can play a big role in addressing modern slavery – and there’s plenty of relevant research that can show you how
In this blog, Owain Johnstone, Partnership Manager at the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre, discusses the research and resources available to help local government address issues of modern slavery in their communities.
Check out this year’s holiday gift to all from LGIU! We’ve showcased some of our favourite briefings of 2022 inspired by four jolly themes: health and happiness, connection and community, progress and prosperity, and self-care and balance.
Dr. Aodh Quinlivan of UCC Research, Dr. Fiona Buckley (UCC), Olajumoke Oluwaferanmi Igun (UCC) and John Ger O’Riordan (former Senior Executive Officer, Cork City Council) recap their research on the representation of women in Ireland’s council chambers. They find considerable challenges to improve women’s participation rates.
We spoke with Glasgow City Councillor Holly Bruce about the topic of feminist town planning and what that process would look like in action across Glasgow.
In England, pupils are receiving extra tuition to catch up on learning missed when schools were closed during Covid-19. But what difference has this made so far? And is the national tutoring programme at risk due to funding issues? This new briefing looks at the full picture.
This briefing considers a number of strategies that employers can adopt to address the current inequities and lack of transparency in workplace opportunities and salaries to ensure that workplaces are more inclusive. Key initiatives include anti-discrimination training, flexible and culturally inclusive leave arrangements, and job candidate compensation, among others.