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Can you top Maputo? #townhalliday competition extension


Yes, today was  the deadline for our #townhalliday snaps, but we have decided to extend the deadline given the surge of late interest.  You now have until close of day 19 September to send in your town hall  holiday photo …

Vacancy: Communications and Policy Manager

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We are looking for an experienced communications specialist to play a lead role in shaping and promoting LGiU’s work.

Devo-max for England?


The Scottish independence referendum has created a debate around a more devolved UK regardless of the result

Lifting the lives of care workers


We’re looking at new ways to design care services. Innovation could be the key to the looming care crisis.

Sport, community and councils


We believe that community sport offers an excellent vehicle for councils to achieve key aims, like improved public health but also as a way to build better networks, achieve stronger more resilient communities and develop an array of opportunities that …

Local Governance and Flooding


Flooding is often unpredictable and always difficult to manage. Yet it is far more challenging when the systems we have in place to deal with flooding are fragmented, with the only coordination coming from centralised bodies of experts. Local knowledge …

A skilled workforce for an ageing society


We’ve said it for so long, it’s beginning to get tiresome. We’re facing a crisis in care of monumental proportions. The system is creaking. We need more people to take on caring roles to meet the needs of an ageing …

Technology and transformation in town halls

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LGiU has worked in partnership with Hewlett-Packard to look at the opportunities and challenges presented to local authorities by new technology. The report claims that we need to stop thinking about technology as a solution in itself. Rather, we need …

Public Houses


New LGiU report, “Public Houses: How councils and communities can save pubs”, produced in partnership with CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) argues that local authorities should take action to protect pubs from redevelopment. The report, which is based on a series of …

People-shaped places

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LGiU has carried out an evaluation of Lambeth’s new approach to improving the local neighbourhood. Instead of asking residents  “do you support this proposal”, Lambeth wanted to ask residents “what would you like to see in this area?” The approach …