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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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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.


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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.


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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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Viewpoint: Are older people paying the price for social care cuts?

September 19, 2016 by LGiU

The problems of the NHS do not exist in a vacuum. Older people are getting caught between the cogs of a complex and under-resourced system that is struggling to offer the right care, in the right place and at the right time. A new report from The King's Fund explores…


Viewpoint: Parks are at a tipping point

September 15, 2016 by LGiU

Mark Camley, chair of The Parks Alliance, discusses the crisis facing our parks and the challenges faced by the local authorities in managing our green spaces. Parks are on the national agenda at the moment. The publication of the recent Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) report ‘State of UK Public Parks…


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