Welfare and equalities

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


Members & Followers

Bundle: Homelessness

This bundle brings together some of LGiU’s recent work on homelessness and housing in England, Scotland, Ireland and elsewhere around the world. It analyses recent developments, but also presents a range of different ideas and approaches, providing food for thought for officers, councillors and others with an interest or a role in helping to prevent…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication
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Homelessness in Scotland: Covid-19 and beyond

When the UK went into lockdown, successful and swift action was taken to get rough sleepers across Scotland off the streets  thanks to effective wrap-around support from local government, Scottish Government, and third sector organisations. But as funding dries out, lockdown eases, and the country faces an economic downturn, how can we reduce homelessness?

Scotland Briefing

Post-Covid Councils: Sustainable Futures

LGIU’s Sustainable Futures theme, as part of our Post-Covid Councils project, aims to highlight the practical and pressing opportunities open to local government and its partners in building a cleaner, greener, more sustainable and ultimately fairer future for all.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication
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Immigration and Covid-19

Not all non-UK nationals working in health and social care are being offered free visa extensions during the pandemic. Meanwhile, migrants elsewhere are struggling to meet visa rules, or becoming destitute due to ‘no recourse to public funds’ rules. A Home Affairs select committee report urges greater flexibility over immigration and visas.    

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Basic Income: A policy whose time has come? A response to the pandemic

Basic income has been the subject of much debate and enthusiasm but surprisingly little action so far, in the UK and around the world. In this briefing, Cleo Goodman, Co-Founder of Basic Income Conversation, asks whether the pandemic is the right time to consider it.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
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Bundle: BAME communities and the Covid-19 pandemic

This page brings together some of our work about the impact of Covid-19 on black, asian and minority ethnic people and communities.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Publication
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BAME communities and Covid-19

That different black, asian and minority ethnic groups are being hit very hard by Covid-19 started to become apparent early on in the UK’s experience of the pandemic. With the publication of the second Public Health England report we finally have the first set of specific recommendations relating to those communities and Covid-19.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
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Think disability – the impact of Covid-19 on disabled people

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on disabled people’s health and their independence. Disability organisations have criticised the government and other players for ignoring the needs of the UK’s 13.7 million disabled people, and call on policy makers to engage with disabled people and their families.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Moving closer to a basic income pilot

Following a recent report on the Scottish basic income experiment feasibility study, Cleo Goodman, Director at Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland writes on the assessment and how local authorities can support its implementation.

Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog