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Viewpoint Paul Burstow, MP: Crisis funding of care and the NHS

December 10, 2014 by LGiU

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.…


Viewpoint: Clare Pelham – A fairer deal for home care workers

December 9, 2014 by LGiU

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…




The importance of kindness

November 25, 2014 by Ingrid Koehler

Kindness and the caring professions. Reflections on the soon to be published Key to Care report.


The results are in: the LGiU User Survey 2014

November 20, 2014 by Charlotte Maddix

Every year, we ask our members what they think of our services, how we can improve and what issues matter to them. View the full results of the 2014 LGiU User Survey Below are the highlights of this year’s LGiU User Survey as an infographic. If you have any questions about…


Viewpoint: Space Standards, what’s in a word…?

November 3, 2014 by LGiU

Marc Vlessing, co-founder of Pocket, a private affordable house builder, expresses his concern about the government’s plan for new space standards, as part of a consultation on housing standards. The deadline for submissions to the consultation is 7th November



The Tenancies (Reform) Bill – transforming the role of local authorities

October 29, 2014 by LGiU

Shelter’s Hannah Gousy explains how the proposed Tenancies (Reform) Bill will help councils to target their resources in the private rented sector. Homes in the private rented sector are in a worse condition than any other form of housing. A third fail to meet the government’s decent homes standard and…


The Local Side to National Campaigns, Part One: The Lib Dems

October 27, 2014 by Hannah Blythe

Nick Clegg wants to see mental health at the centre of the Lib Dem General Election manifesto. While mental health is a nation-wide issue, the Lib Dems need to remember the issue's deeply local dimensions.


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