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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The Other Election

April 24, 2015

The General Election isn't the only vote taking place in May. No fewer than 279 English councils are holding elections this year and we're providing…

Viewpoint: Public participation will be critical to the success of health and social care integration

April 21, 2015

NHS Citizen aims to give a voice to the public when it comes to making decisions about the future of the NHS, writes Simon Burall,…

Viewpoint: What about the People’s Manifesto? Let’s end one person one vote

April 20, 2015

Now here's a novel idea - what if we told the political parties what policies we wanted them to pursue should they be elected? Chris…


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Weekly Policy Summary – 24 April 2015

April 24, 2015

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 local government people moves, other events and DCLG activity. This WPS highlights our #ge2015 and #le2015 coverage

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The state of care in counties

March 4, 2015

This is the final report of the inquiry by the County APPG that looked at health and social care integration. The report was produced by the LGiU and the County Councils Network (CCN).

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