Topic: Welfare and equalities

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


Key Learnings from the Scotland Town Partnership Conference

Last week (November 16th), LGIU Scotland travelled to Kilmarnock to attend the first in-person Scotland Town Partnership conference for three years. Relevant for all those interested in town centre housing and planning, this LGIU publication brings you all the key case studies, reflections and a winners of the Scotland Loves Local Awards.

Scotland Publication With case study

Energy Poverty All Year Round: A Challenge For 2022 And 2023

Background: What is energy poverty and why is it a problem? Energy poverty refers to a lack of reliable access to energy services and products. European Commission defines it as a situation where a household or an individual is unable to afford basic energy services (heating, cooling, lighting, mobility and power) to guarantee a decent…

Global Briefing

How Can Local Governments Engage Communities On The Climate? Insights from Involve

Local government’s have a major role to play if we are to achieve net zero by 2050. This publication looks at a pioneering project to do just that – Involve’s Local Climate Engagement programme. We look at three ways to do public engagement on climate, rooted in our experience of doing this work across the…

Global, Scotland Publication

In Conversation With Alan Russell at Renfrewshire Council

A year into the post of Chief Executive of Renfrewshire Council, LGIU Scotland is in conversation with Alan Russell about Alan’s personal and organisational reflections on the challenges, opportunities facing Renfrewshire Council.

Scotland Publication With case study
Members & Global Local

Finland: an individualistic welfare state public sector reform and community wealth building

The briefing provides an insight into how Finland is implementing and advancing policies and practices that aim to progress plural ownership of the economy, including making financial power work for local places; fair employment and just labour markets; progressive procurement of goods and services; and, socially productive use of land and property.

Global Briefing With case study
Members & Global Local

Global Local bulletin: Support for veterans

This week, we consider the needs profile of veterans and their families and explore what local government can do to facilitate their reintegration into the community, both in the short and long term.

Members & Global Local

Needs profiles of veterans across the globe

Read our Global Local edition on local government and supporting veterans. Introduction In 2016/17 it was estimated that 2.5 million UK Armed Forces veterans live in Great Britain. Veterans are known to have a number of specific needs which can require tailored support. The definition of ‘veteran’ is different depending upon the jurisdiction, which is important…

Global Briefing

In Conversation with Ian Millen of Veterans Outreach Support

Veterans Outreach Support is a UK-based charity that since 2008 has provided welfare, wellbeing and mental health support to veterans and their families. Ian Millen, CEO at Veterans Outreach Support, chatted to Freya Millard from LGIU about the key challenges facing veterans re-entering society, the support needed for the families of ex-service personnel, and how…

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