How to measure impact in people-focused services Blair Seiler, Social Finance , June 3, 2020

“How do we know what to measure?” This was the key question that arose, as local government innovators from across the UK came together for an exchange at NLGN’s Measuring Impact event in April. Even as social impact measurement has become common in the public, social and now increasingly the private sector, people-focused services face […]

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