At this key moment in the trajectory of the UK it is crucial to ask what the future has in store for local democracy. This is precisely what we do in Beyond Devolution, the final report of the Local Democracy Network, which LGiU convened throughout 2017 and comprised council leaders, chief executives, academics and experts from across the public sector.
This policy paper looks at what resilience means for local authorities and argues that for resilience to really work it should be built on a partnership between local institutions, communities and citizens.
This practical guide to developing contingency and continuity plans in order to deal with the interruption or failure of social care providers, was developed on behalf of ADASS, the Department of Health and the LGA.
Project resilience is intended to stimulate a debate about resilience in the 21st century that puts local democracy at the heart of the concept.
This road map from the LGiU outlines how political devolution to English local government can be achieved as a means of strengthening local economies and improving public services.
To meet the challenges of the future, we know that we need a new model of local government. We need a fundamental shift in the way we understand the state. Using technology, we can help make this happen.
The Commissioning Academy was set up by the Cabinet Office in 2012 to bring together leading figures from local and central government, as well as other public sector organisations, to learn about new approaches to commissioning and drive innovation across the public sector.
LGiU has published a new collection of short essays on the future of local government. The collection, written by LGiU staff, is an attempt to move beyond debates about technical solutions to problems and to ask more fundamental questions about what local government means in the 21st century. We consider councils as sites of power, […]
From May 2013 – February 2014 LGiU worked in partnership with social care provider Mears to deliver a series of roundtables for our Adult Social Care Thought Leader Series. The series followed on from our report published October 2012, “Outcomes Matter: effective commissioning in domiciliary care”, and an associated series of regional roundtables. This publication […]
To mark the 30th anniversary of LGiU we asked contributors from across the local government world to tell us how they thought councils would be different 30 years from now. This publication is a collection of those ideas. Contributors are: Caroline Abrahams Mike Adamson Clive Betts MP Roberta Blackman-Woods MP Christine Blower Rt Hon David […]