Councils and corona
Resources for local government
We’re highlighting our Covid-19 and councils content here. All of our information briefings on this topic that would normally be available only to members is now available free to all members and followers. You do need to sign up to our website and make sure that you sign up for Health and Social Care and tick ‘Frequent Updates’ if you’d like to receive alerts on the pandemic. We are sending out a Daily Bulletin (currently M-F) with news (normally member only) ideas and calls for information. Here’s a bulletin from 2 April so you can see what it’s like.
Links to government guidance
- UK Government advice
- Scottish Government advice
- Welsh Government advice
- Northern Ireland Government advice
- Irish Government advice
- Australian Government advice
Further links to other useful resources can be found on this page.
LGiU Fortnightly podcast
Send us your stories
Managing at a distance
LGIU guidance on managing a distributed team in these unprecedented times.
And the light hearted Home Sweet Home Working
Democracy and accountability
1 April: Coronavirus and the risk of hypercentralisation Thinkpiece from Andrew Walker.
The consequences of cancelling local elections by Jonathan Carr-West
Transparency, inclusion and accountability at a uniquely difficult time by Janet Sillett.
Supporting the victims of domestic abuse during a pandemic. This Member and Follower briefing is a comprehensive look at issues, approaches and resourcs.
Volunteering and community action
Member and follower briefing: Five levels of volunteering and community action. 1 April.
LGiU calls for examples of volunteer and mutual aid coordination.