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

Viewpoint: Being ignored

June 21, 2016

Jonathan Flowers on experiencing the fear and frustration of not being listened to.

Jo Cox

June 17, 2016

Alongside the rest of the country, we at LGiU are shocked and saddened beyond measure at the brutal murder of Jo Cox.

Viewpoint: Mind and body go hand in hand for well-being

June 14, 2016

With one in four of us experiencing mental health problems in any one year, it’s important to recognise that promoting mental well-being is as important…

Briefings

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Reports

How the EU works(cover)

How the EU works: all you need to know

June 13, 2016

There has been, according to many commentators, an information deficit on the conduct and quality of the debate accompanying the current EU referendum. This report attempts, as far as is possible, to offer a value-free overview of the workings of the EU.

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Events