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

Charting our own course

January 17, 2019

2019 should be the year that we start to get some visibility on the way forward on some of our most intractable challenges but is…

Listen in to local government

January 8, 2019

LGiU Fortnightly is almost a year old, we’ve enjoyed delivering the podcast but we want to make sure that we’re delivering something that our members…

Tackling childhood obesity through planning – lessons from South Tyneside Council

December 21, 2018

Childhood obesity is a national problem and one which isn’t going away. Data published from the national child measurement programme (NCMP), in October showed the rate…

Briefings

Housing and planning round-up January 2019

January 16, 2019

This month’s round-up features the report from the Independent Commission on Social Housing, and includes data on right to buy and deaths of homeless people, the building safety review, faster planning decisions and the latest consultations.

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Publications

Making outcomes based commissioning a reality

December 7, 2018

This paper explores some of the issues around why achieving outcomes based commissioning has been so slow, explains how technology can help and sets out new models of payment that can increase trust, reduce costs and improve quality.

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Events