Although they have been out of the game for a generation councils are rising to the challenge and starting to build houses again. The policy barriers that prevent them from acting as freely as they would like are legion, but there are some really encouraging signs of creative dynamism across the country.…
Local government needs to make sure the messages on devolution, reform and finance are loud and clear.
If "the state no longer builds", what's the real role of local government in ensuring there's enough homes in their community?
A new report has launched on the future of libraries. A new beginning or another dusty old tome?
In straitened economic times local government can provide a vital boost to economic prosperity for hard hit communities. The CCLA Local Growth Achievement Awards recognises councillors' efforts in this field.
Last week the LGiU published Key to Care: Report of the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce. The media coverage was fantastic. Recognition of the problem facing people needing care and those delivering it is the first step, now it’s time for action.
The extra £2 billion for health care services announced in the Autumn Statement last week is fantastic news. It is testament to Norman Lamb’s effective and high profile campaigning for urgent funding for the NHS, as well as the hard work behind the scenes by many colleagues making the case.…
Good care is about valuing people; both those receiving care and those providing it. Care workers are our greatest asset at a time when more of us need care either in later life or due to disability. Our staff are critical in determining the quality and safety of the care…
Alan Long says we cannot continue to undervalue our home care workers.
Home care is in crisis. Read Key to Care: Report of the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce.