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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.




Viewpoint: Design for life

November 16, 2016 by LGiU

Sara Lopez discusses the role of design skills in engaging people in the development of social innovation projects in London and in India.


Viewpoint: Engaging Londoners, changing London

October 10, 2016 by LGiU

Three years ago Changing London was set up with the aim of capturing and debating ideas from London's citizens about what they wanted for their city in the future - David Robinson, one of the founding members explains why and what happened.


Viewpoint: Drawing together – the Big Draw Festival

October 6, 2016 by LGiU

The Big Draw is a national arts education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing – in its broadest sense - as a tool for learning, expression and invention. Director Kate Mason explains, as she introduces their Big Draw Festival taking place this month.


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