Our ideas

What do we want our communities to look like? How will public services meet people’s needs now and in the future? Our eyes are on the horizon but our ideas and our work are firmly rooted in our communities, councils, workplaces, schools and homes.

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Our members

We are a membership organisation, providing information, research and other services to over 200 councils, trade unions, universities and other organisations. Here you can access our services or find out more about membership.

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Our work

From housing to social care; from education to local economic growth; from supporting councillors and promoting local democracy to delivering inhouse training – the scope of the LGiU’s work is as broad as the remit of a local authority.

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Latest

Belfast Pride: how can councils support the LGBT+ community?

September 18, 2019

Councils across the world support Pride and the LGBT+ community every year, but what about in Northern Ireland? LGiU’s Isla Whateley blogs about her experiences volunteering…

LGiU Fortnightly 13th Sept – Brexit planning for councils

September 13, 2019

As the 31st October approaches, councils across the country are preparing for a no-deal Brexit scenario – with very little guidance and minimal resources. As…

Wellbeing for councillors: keeping safe and happy this autumn

September 6, 2019

As a busy autumn approaches with party conferences and a potential General Election on the horizon, politicians are under more scrutiny in the public eye…

Briefings

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Publications

Local Finance Taskforce: A roadmap to a sustainable future

July 15, 2019

The LGiU's Local Finance Taskforce ran through 2018 /19 to expand the conversation and widen the thinking about what is needed to achieve a well-functioning council funding system. This report and the recommendations it contains are the result of that wide-ranging discussion.

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Events