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Viewpoint: A north powered and shaped by all our fantastic people

February 27, 2017 by LGiU

The Northern Powerhouse is an amazing concept, writes Donna Hall, Chief Executive of Wigan Council. It’s up to us who live and work in the north to shape it to make sure we grow our business base, our housing supply, improve our transport connectivity and upskill our residents to enable…



What’s the big idea?

February 6, 2017 by LGiU

We’ve just sent the latest edition of c’llr magazine to the printers; hard copies will be with our members next week and it will be on our website later this week. Our special focus for the edition is ‘Big Ideas’. Well that’s all very well and nebulous you might think,…


Public service – stories that matter

January 19, 2017 by LGiU

Dawn Reeves is a facilitator and trainer working largely with public sector clients. For the past few years she has been interested in changing the narrative about the public sector, exploring creative ways to tell the real stories from the local government and other public services. She explains the importance…


Viewpoint: A national crisis needs a national response

December 16, 2016 by LGiU

The LGiU and many other commentators have been saying that the adult social care is in crisis – a crisis caused largely by inadequate funding to address social care needs. While councils have largely tried to shield social care from the worst of the cuts, the overall financial picture means…



Viewpoint: Commissioners need to think smaller

December 7, 2016 by LGiU

A new report for Lloyds Bank Foundation has found a commissioning process that is excluding smaller charities and consequently struggling to provide the services that are needed to the people that need them. Paul Streets explains.




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