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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Viewpoint: Millions sweep complaints under the carpet

April 29, 2016

Consumer Rights have been thrown into the spotlight in the last year more than ever before, but there are still significant gaps in the public’s…

Celebrate the unsung heroes of democracy

April 28, 2016

With one week to go until election day, Peter Stanyon helps us celebrate some of the unsung heroes of democracy: the electoral administrators. Alongside their local…

Viewpoint: Libraries change lives

April 26, 2016

Our public libraries are enormously loved and valued, to the extent that a whopping 265million visits were made to UK libraries last year. Cat Cooper…


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Weekly Policy Summary – 29th April 2016

April 29, 2016

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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Achieving outcomes based commissioning in home care

April 26, 2016

This report outlines the work LGiU has completed recently in outcomes based commissioning for home care, introduces CoCare the app which supports outcomes based commissioning and summarises a March roundtable hosted by LGiU.

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