Councils across the world support Pride and the LGBT+ community every year, but what about in Northern Ireland? LGiU’s Isla Whateley blogs about her experiences volunteering with Belfast Pride and how local government there supports Pride despite the region’s difficulties.
This sun was blazing, the sand was golden and the sea was blue in beautiful Bournemouth for this year’s LGA conference. But there was a clear divide between busy, lanyarded, suited and booted conference delegates and happy holiday makers. There was a mood of urgency and a clear sense that local government is on the […]
Recorded live from sunny Bournemouth, LGiU joined the great and the good of local government at the LGA’s annual conference this week. We discuss the messages coming from Secretary of State James Brokenshire and new LGA chair Cllr James Jamieson, as well as updates from LGiU’s fringe events. We caught up with many friendly faces […]
Piali Das Gupta was one of the Commissioners on the LGiU Homelessness Commission; following the publication last week of the final report and recommendations by the Commission she tells us about that experience.
Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, explains his authority’s multifaceted approach to regeneration, which takes in much more than the coastline.
Andrew Walker reports on the work of the LGiU's Homelessness Commission which will publish its final report next month.
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.