Civil Society Futures, a two-year independent inquiry into the future of civil society, aiming to provide a clear vision for the role of civil society in England over the next ten years, has been published. We summarise and comment on this comprehensive report in this briefing.
It is nine months since the Homelessness Reduction Act came into force in England. New government statistics highlight what councils are doing to prevent and relieve homelessness in line with the new legislation.
This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.
Following Janet Sillett's recent reflections on her visit to Auschwitz, Claudia Hyde from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust offers some pointers to councils wanting to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in January.
Dog mess is one of the most common causes of complaints to local councils. What innovative solutions are being used by councils? This Swift Read outlines ways of tackling dog fouling using case studies and examples of the different schemes used by local authorities.
Notwestminster, the annual event for local democracy enthusiasts, experiences its fifth regeneration, “Citizens Assemble”, on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February 2019, writes Spencer Wilson.
The integration of health and social care services has been a hot-button issue for several years now. This briefing looks at some examples of community led care and how local authorities can support the replication and scale-out of such initiatives.
In October 2018 the Government launched its first loneliness strategy which sets out a social prescribing approach to tackle loneliness in England. We look here at the strategy and the role of local government in implementing it.
The needs of neglected adolescents in the care system can be overlooked. Ofsted with the Care Quality Commission and the police and prison inspectorates have reviewed local practice for supporting older children finding the need for coordinated support for this often forgotten group.
The Commons Education Committee has reviewed at the half-way stage the England Apprenticeships: Vision for 2020 and has found quality and social justice issues need addressing urgently.