Our ideas

What do we want our communities to look like? How will public services meet people’s needs now and in the future? Our eyes are on the horizon but our ideas and our work are firmly rooted in our communities, councils, workplaces, schools and homes.

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Our members

We are a membership organisation, providing information, research and other services to over 150 councils, trade unions, universities and other organisations. Here you can access our services or find out more about membership.

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Our work

From housing to social care; from education to local economic growth; from supporting councillors and promoting local democracy to delivering inhouse training – the scope of the LGiU’s work is as broad as the remit of a local authority.

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Latest

Parks: celebrating their true value

March 21, 2017

How important can parks be in the general order of things? asks Janet Sillett. When social care is under huge pressure and council budgets are…

Viewpoint: We need a fairer deal for rural councils

March 16, 2017

Clive Wright, Chief Executive of Shropshire Council, is campaigning with fellow rural councils to get a fair deal from the government.

Budget 2017: Some answers more questions

March 9, 2017

The Chancellor must hand the social care purse strings over to local government if he wants the new money to have the right impact. Jonathan…

Briefings

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Weekly Policy Summary – 24th March

March 24, 2017

The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.

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Reports

Paying for it: the human cost of cut-price care

March 21, 2017

Care is being purchased across England at prices that are simply not economically sustainable. In Paying for It, we look at the human side of a care market on the brink of failure with stories from across the care system. And we look at why care is priced so low…

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Events