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The State of Care

12 Oct 2018

The Care Quality Commission has just published its annual state of care report looking at the quality of health and social care and the issues facing these vital sectors. It’s widely acknowledged that both health and care are facing a fairly acute funding crisis, the CQC highlighted the good – that quality of care is […]



Can data save the future of children?

2 Jul 2018

In our most recent local government finance survey, children’s services eclipsed adult social care as councils’ biggest financial worry. The LGA estimates  that  there  will be  a £2bn funding gap by 2020. There are a record number of children in care, with an estimated 90 children being taken into care each day. Social workers are […]


Winners and losers in the local elections

10 May 2018

Another year – and another set of local elections. Are the key messages a reflection of the performance of the parliamentary parties or a genuine reflection of local politics? What have we learned from this year’s set of elections? ..and the winner is…. This isn’t another story about how the Conservatives failed to fail as […]


Viewpoint: How data leadership can improve public services

10 May 2018

Data has moved from a scarce resource to an abundant and ubiquitous asset. It’s easier than ever to collect and benefit from data. Edafe Onerhime from 360Giving explains how data leadership can help local government meet the needs of the people and communities they serve.


One week to the locals

26 Apr 2018

It’s just one week to go to the 2018 local elections and we’re super excited. There are a lot of exciting races next week as we’ve highlighted in our Ones to Watch guide.  As usual, we’ll be covering the local elections results overnight via our live blog and until the last result is in and […]



Count down to local elections

23 Mar 2018

Once again, LGiU will be covering the local elections bringing you up to the minute results on council control. For years, we’ve been working with our Count Correspondents to help us publicise both the election results and the importance and excitement of our local democracy. We’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly in […]



Data driven stories: from budgets to benches to elections

31 Jan 2018

Some stories are just stories. But when we’re building a narrative around public services or assets, supporting that story with data can make the difference between something accountable, believable and persuasive and just another story. For some data can tell a story just by looking at a spreadsheet, but for most of us we need […]