LGiU has been working with the Ramblers to investigate how councils can work with developers to build active and connected places. Our research highlights some of barriers, but also includes practical steps that can be taken to promote place-shaping across local government. We have surveyed and interviewed councils across England, and will be releasing our […]
The LGiU is working with Mears Group to help tell the story of the human impact of provider failure and withdrawal from the home care market and we will be publishing these stories alongside analysis of how the current state of commissioning and funding of home care is putting providers on the edge and creating […]
The LGiU is working Kingston Council and with technology and design partners Tackle and Cubicus to develop CoCare an app and information system which supports outcomes based commissioning in home care. What’s the problem? Home care is in crisis. There is a perfect storm of reducing budgets, rising costs and demand, low wages, an overburdened workforce […]
With huge cuts to budgets still looming on the horizon for local authorities, the need for efficiency and innovation has never been greater. Technology can play a transformative role in this story. The LGiU is working with HP to explore how new technologies can shape the future of health and social care.
If care providers fail, councils are responsible for ensuring that there is continuity of care. We're working with ADASS and the Department of Health, alongside practitioners, providers and service user representatives to design guidance and a toolkit to help councils develop contingency plans.
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 support children, women, older people, disabled people and BME communities access wider community assets and networks. We are currently scoping a project on councils and community sport and are looking for partners and funders to make this happen.
In a society facing demographic shift, we are at a crucial point in planning to care for increasing numbers of older and disabled people in their own homes. We need a workforce that is capable and empowered.
Many councils are grappling with how to ensure their services promote better outcomes for their local communities, and nowhere is this more true than adult social care. Although outcomes are generally acknowledged to be the future of commissioning (recent LGiU research showed that over 90% of councils regard outcome-based commissioning as ‘important’ or ‘very important’ in […]