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

Welcome new councillors

May 17, 2019

After the local elections on 2 May, a lot of new councillors have now taken office. If that’s you, then there’s a lot to take…

Viewpoint: Join the Keep it Local movement

May 16, 2019

Nick Plumb from Locality, explains what the Keep it Local Network is all about and how councils can become part of this movement.

LGiU Fortnightly 10th May: Independents’ Day

May 10, 2019

On this week’s podcast, we reflect on what messages can be drawn from the surprising outcome of last week’s elections. Is it all about bins…

Briefings

What outcomes matter when it comes to mental health?

May 20, 2019

Measuring outcomes in mental health services is complex and difficult, with professionals and service users often having different perspectives on the nature of mental illness and the role of services in addressing it. This challenge is considered in the King’s Fund's “Outcomes for mental health services – what really matters?”.

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Publications

Personal safety for councillors

May 17, 2019

Our personal safety is something many of us take for granted, this short, members-only guide offers some guidance on assessing risk and adopting strategies and behaviours that will minimise any potential hazards you might identify as part of your councillor role. 

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Events