Like the UK, Ireland has a homelessness crisis. The approach of the Irish government to dealing with the crisis has been markedly different to the UK government. Bob Jordan from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive explains what the response has been.
Last week we held the third meeting of the Local Government Homelessness Commission at the LGiU office. The focus for this discussion was how councils can find sustainable and secure accommodation for people at risk of homelessness. We heard about the housing first pilot in Liverpool City Region, as well as a new project to […]
This week we are having a quick look back at some of the work we have done over the past year. Andrew Walker kicks us off with homelessness.
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.
Lloyds Bank Foundation's new research from the New Policy Institute looks at changes to local government spending supporting people facing disadvantage. For LGiU, Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programmes Manager, Lloyds Bank Foundation explains what they’ve found.
Some local authorities are taking a lead in delivering on the socio-economic duty of the Equality Act, even though it is not a statutory requirement. Dr Koldo Casla introudces Just Fair’s research which examines these examples and what makes them work.
This week we report on Basildon’s place-shaping work, Kingston’s women-led administration and our APPG meeting on homelessness with Nigel Adams MP. Plus the regular roundup of Daily News and LGiU briefings, including business rate reform (or lack thereof), the Letwin review on housebuilding and brown bears in Gloucestershire. Hosted by Ingrid Koehler and Jonathan Carr-West. Listen […]
New research from UNISON seeks to draw out what council cuts mean to those who access services and the workers who are delivering them. Nona Buckley-Irvine explains.
Lack of diversity is stopping organisations – in every sector – from performing to their full potential, writes Jane Sankarayya. Most people in the country are probably unaware that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has just appointed three new special advisers, much less what their names are. As reported by LGC (£) last […]
With women’s representation in the council chamber flatlining at 30 per cent over the last 20 years, International Women’s Day is an apt time to ask why, writes Jennifer Glover.