Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #10 Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, May 29, 2020

25/5/20 – 29/5/20 Local authorities are indispensable in our current crisis and are therefore under enormous pressure. They manage the public services that people are increasingly reliant on, support the most vulnerable people in our communities, and hold information that keeps local people safe and informed. In this time of great uncertainty, councils are taking […]

Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #10
CONFIDENCE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: 3 TAKE-AWAYS FROM our LATEST LEADERSHIP INDEX SURVEY Pawda Tjoa, Senior Researcher, May 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded, we asked leaders in local government how their councils are coping with the challenges of this crisis. Here are the three things we’ve learned from our latest Leadership Index survey: Councils have been responding to COVID-19 but they need more funding from the Government. Councils have been addressing both the […]

CONFIDENCE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: 3 TAKE-AWAYS FROM our LATEST LEADERSHIP INDEX SURVEY
Economic confidence might be slumping, but community power is on the rise Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, NLGN, May 28, 2020

Throughout the pandemic central government has worked against the grain of local energy, but hope can be found in our communities and councils, writes Jessica Studdert. Councils’ confidence in the economy has fallen dramatically, according to the latest findings of NLGN’s Leadership Index. Faith in the local business environment has dropped by a third since […]

Economic confidence might be slumping, but community power is on the rise
Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #9 Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, May 21, 2020

18/5/20 – 22/5/20 Local authorities are indispensable in our current crisis and are therefore under enormous pressure. They manage the public services that people are increasingly reliant on, support the most vulnerable people in our communities, and hold information that keeps local people safe and informed. In this time of great uncertainty, councils are taking […]

Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #9
The key to a more altruistic society? Working less. Luca Tiratelli, Policy Researcher, NLGN, May 18, 2020

If there has been anything heartening to come out of misery of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been the growth of mutual aid groups, which we have seen spring up across the length and breadth of the country. But what has driven this outpouring of community spirit and neighbourliness? Well, according to people some key […]

The key to a more altruistic society? Working less.
Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #8 Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, May 15, 2020

11/5/20 – 15/5/20 Local authorities are indispensable in our current crisis and are therefore under enormous pressure. They manage the public services that people are increasingly reliant on, support the most vulnerable people in our communities, and hold information that keeps local people safe and informed. In this time of great uncertainty, councils are taking […]

Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #8
Child protection social work in a pandemic: Turning towards the community? Brid Featherstone, May 12, 2020

“Disasters shake things loose. And the things that we regarded as fixed and unchangeable can suddenly be changed” (Solnit, 2020) Rebecca Solnit has become the ‘go to’ writer for many of us, at the moment, as we anxiously seize upon the messages of hope and possibility she has distilled from her decades long study of […]

Child protection social work in a pandemic: Turning towards the community?
How to Lead Partnerships to Transform Place Simon Bandy, Strategic Director, Local Partnerships, May 11, 2020

‘Place transformation’ has become a well-used term, as the principles underpinning the positive transformation of place are becoming better understood and established. But does this mean we know what it is or how to deliver it? Place transformation needs a shared ambition and vision with clear outcomes and outputs. It cannot be delivered by one […]

How to Lead Partnerships to Transform Place