Key findings: How to Mobilise Communities Luca Tiratelli, Policy Researcher, NLGN, July 30, 2020

DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT Communities have the power to do extraordinary things. The evidence for this is all around us at the moment. Be it local communities forming Mutual Aid groups, or communities of interest coming together as we’ve seen with the Black Lives Matter movement, the potential of community activists to bring about change […]

Key findings: How to Mobilise Communities
Behavioural insights after Covid: three changes to keep by Hazel Wright, Senior Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team , July 29, 2020

Here at the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), we recently turned our attention to what life might be like once lockdown measures start easing. We highlighted how this is an opportune moment to drive positive behaviour change, and outlined ideas policymakers and businesses could use to help people stick to positive changes they made in their […]

Behavioural insights after Covid: three changes to keep
Have you shifted the balance? New research on a post-Covid future Simon Kaye, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, July 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as producing huge hardship and challenges, was also a time that saw incredible innovation, resilience and compassion. NLGN’s new report ‘Shifting the Balance’, aims to capture the best examples of this, and set out how to build this new approach into our future public services and communities. We’re looking for […]

Have you shifted the balance? New research on a post-Covid future
Time for a national conversation on resilience Matt Leach, Chief Executive - Big Local, and Adam Lent, Director - NLGN , July 24, 2020

Kicking off a new conversation about Resilient Britain, chief executive of Local Trust, Matt Leach, and director of NLGN, Adam Lent, set out their plan to bring together a network of people and organisations to design and deliver plans to increase local and national resilience. The opening decades of this century have been bookended and […]

Time for a national conversation on resilience
PREPARING FOR A RESURGENCE OF COVID-19: 3 TAKE-AWAYS FROM NLGN’S LATEST LEADERSHIP INDEX SURVEY Pawda Tjoa, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, July 23, 2020

As councils prepare for recovery from COVID-19, we asked leaders in local government how their councils are preparing for a potential second wave of the pandemic. Here are the three highlights from our latest Leadership Index survey: Read the full report Councils are putting in place plans to deal with a potential second wave of […]

PREPARING FOR A RESURGENCE OF COVID-19: 3 TAKE-AWAYS FROM NLGN’S LATEST LEADERSHIP INDEX SURVEY
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PREPARING FOR A SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19
Pawda Tjoa, Senior Policy Researcher , July 23, 2020

DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION HERE We surveyed nearly 100 council leaders, chief executives and council mayors across the UK. On top of regular questions about the economy and public services, this quarter we included questions about preparing for a second wave of Covid-19 The main findings: 91% are ‘concerned’ or ‘very concerned’ about the impact of […]

EDITION #10<BR>PREPARING FOR A SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19
Councils vs Covid: 3 Things We Learned From Local Gov’s Pandemic Response Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, July 16, 2020

Never before has the saying ‘think global, act local’ been more apt. Over 15 weeks, I scrolled through councils’ Twitter accounts and news pages for case studies on innovative local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and wrote them up for NLGN’s weekly #CouncilsRespond blog (the last in the series is here). Below are three themes […]

Councils vs Covid: 3 Things We Learned From Local Gov’s Pandemic Response
Mutual Aid kept 1000s afloat during Covid. Here’s how to sustain it. Luca Tiratelli, Policy Researcher, NLGN, July 14, 2020

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE Precious little ‘good news’ has come out of COVID-19 pandemic. But if there has been one heartening story to come out of the crisis, then it has been in the community response to it. Across the country, thousands of Mutual Aid groups have emerged, taking on vital work and supporting the […]

Mutual Aid kept 1000s afloat during Covid. Here’s how to sustain it.