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What do councils bring to the house building table?

April 15, 2015 by Andrew Walker

Although they have been out of the game for a generation councils are rising to the challenge and starting to build houses again. The policy barriers that prevent them from acting as freely as they would like are legion, but there are some really encouraging signs of creative dynamism across the country.…

Building: A role for local government?

January 20, 2015 by Andrew Walker

If "the state no longer builds", what's the real role of local government in ensuring there's enough homes in their community?

The future of libraries

January 15, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

A new report has launched on the future of libraries. A new beginning or another dusty old tome?

Going for growth: The CCLA Local Growth Achievement Award

January 6, 2015 by Andrew Walker

In straitened economic times local government can provide a vital boost to economic prosperity for hard hit communities. The CCLA Local Growth Achievement Awards recognises councillors' efforts in this field.

Key to Care: Media Coverage

December 10, 2014 by Hannah Blythe

Last week the LGiU published Key to Care: Report of the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce. The media coverage was fantastic. Recognition of the problem facing people needing care and those delivering it is the first step, now it’s time for action.

Viewpoint Paul Burstow, MP: Crisis funding of care and the NHS

December 10, 2014 by LGiU

The extra £2 billion for health care services announced in the Autumn Statement last week is fantastic news. It is testament to Norman Lamb’s effective and high profile campaigning for urgent funding for the NHS, as well as the hard work behind the scenes by many colleagues making the case.…

Viewpoint: Clare Pelham – A fairer deal for home care workers

December 9, 2014 by LGiU

Good care is about valuing people; both those receiving care and those providing it.  Care workers are our greatest asset at a time when more of us need care either in later life or due to disability. Our staff are critical in determining the quality and safety of the care…