Publications


Outcomes Matter: effective commissioning in domiciliary care

A recent LGiU survey of social care departments showed that three quarters of respondents disagreed with the statement ‘our current systems will be sufficient to manage our adult social care provision in future’. Of particular concern was a ‘time-task’ culture of service delivery. With growing…


Should we shed the middle tier?

This report, based on LGiU research conducted in partnership with the NUT and Unison,  looks at the future of education governance in light of the fact that more than half of secondary schools are now academies or free schools: independent of local authorities and accountable…



The 2011 Summer Riots: one year on

This report draws on research carried out by LGiU to examine the local government response to the summer riots of 2011, and gives a snapshot of how prepared local authorities are to respond to future riots. LGiU surveyed 53 local authorities asking what action they…


Care Now and For the Future: an inquiry into adult social care

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Government brings together MPs and Peers with local government to promote dialogue and inform policymaking. The Group is chaired by Heather Wheeler MP, with LGiU providing the Secretariat. A full list of members can be found below. The 2012…


Future Service Partnerships

Partnerships have never been more important for local authorities. By working with other organisations in the public sector, the private sector and the community, councils can connect with more people and achieve more. It is up to councils and their partners to find new ways…


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