Topic: Welfare and equalities

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

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LGiU in 2018 – homelessness

This week we are having a quick look back at some of the work we have done over the past year. Andrew Walker kicks us off with homelessness.

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Women in STEM – Tapping All Our Talents

In November, the Royal Society of Edinburgh published their report, on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). TAOT 2018 reviews what progress has been made in the last six years to increase the number of women working and studying in STEM in Scotland.

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Housing and planning round-up December 2018

Fire safety, homelessness, sales of social housing and the future of the planning system all feature in this month's housing and planning round-up. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering high street planning, classifying second homes as holiday lets and shared ownership schemes

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights UK Visit

This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.

Scotland Briefing
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Equity in Education: OECD and DfE research

OECD and DfE-commissioned research have looked at the life chances of young people as they progress through the education system and the factors which assist or otherwise as they progress into work. The reports raise serious issues for local and national government about our education and welfare systems can support more equitable outcomes.

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights UK Visit

This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.

England & Wales Briefing

Viewpoint: By marking Holocaust Memorial Day, councils can challenge hate and unite communities

Following Janet Sillett’s recent reflections on her visit to Auschwitz, Claudia Hyde from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust offers some pointers to councils wanting to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in January. The 2021 commemorations are, of course, different. It includes a digital ceremony and #lightthedarkness candles in individuals’ home windows.

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Homelessness: the road to prevention

In this long read Andrew Walker outlines the recent discussions of the LGiU’s Homelessness Commission on how councils can support vulnerable people, particularly young people, in danger of becoming homeless and how they can use their data to join up services more effectively.

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Young Scot – an introduction

Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship agency for Scotland, and currently have over 690,000 cardholders across Scotland. This briefing aims to introduce Young Scot to readers across Scotland and inform them about the wide range of things they offer to Scotland's young people.

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