Topic: Welfare and equalities

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

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The IFS Inequality Review: gender inequalities

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing deals with the review’s work on gender inequality and focuses on the ‘Women and men at work’ report, published in December 2021.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing

Global Local: [true] crime and local government

We bring you a two parter this time. The first half is a great interview with Bradford’s Heather Wilson on how they’re working to help young people avoid crime, with a second half borrowing from the true crime genre with a localgov whodunnit.

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2021: Year in Recap

Our annual round-up edition of Global Local allows you to revisit your favourite topics so far – and gives our new readers a chance to catch up. Keep reading for a refresh on our top content from the past six months.

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Rural creative industries

This Global Local newsletter focuses on creative industries in rural and regional areas and how local governments can support them.

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Twelve briefings of Christmas

At LGIU, we are feeling the giving spirit this year and would like to showcase our most-popular briefings throughout 2021 with both members and followers. From 1st – 12th, you will find a new briefing every day in this virtual advent calendar. Access is only available for December – unless you’re a member of course.

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Thriving not just surviving – a new approach to understanding wellbeing

Wellbeing has become an established concept in policy making: the idea being that policy should promote not just income but ‘what really matters to people’. A report commissioned by the charity, Turn2Us, presents a new model of thriving, co-produced in a participatory process involving service users, academics and practitioners.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

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.

England & Wales, Global Blog-article

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.

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