Shifting the Balance of Community Power

In partnership with: Barrow Cadbury Trust, Carnegie UK Trust, and Power to Change. ‘Shifting the Balance’ is NLGN’s project on the relationships and approaches that have transformed during the pandemic, and how good practices might be sustained as the crisis subsides. In many places, the relationship between councils and communities has been transformed by the […]

Shifting the Balance of Community Power
COVID Mutual Aid Project

Amid the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps the most uplifting phenomenon has been the emergence of a network of Mutual Aid Groups covering the length and breadth of the country. These groups are neighbourhood-level efforts to support vulnerable people and sustain the social fabric of communities, and we are conducting interviews with people involved […]

COVID Mutual Aid Project
NLGN’s Ostrom Project

The scholarship of Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom lies at the heart of NLGN’s work on the Community Paradigm. This project seeks to draw out some of the most important ideas from Ostrom’s long career and distil a set of new design principles for those working to further localism and community power in the UK today.

NLGN’s Ostrom Project
NLGN LEADERSHIP INDEX

The NLGN Leadership Index is for chief executives, mayors and leaders of local authorities in the UK and is designed to present a unique barometer of the UK’s economic health and well-being.

NLGN LEADERSHIP INDEX
NLGN’s research and thought-leadership

NLGN’s research and thought-leadership seeks both practical impact for local government and partners, and to influence national policy priorities as they relate to places and public services. Our core focus is on changemaking, a future vision for local government to generate and sustain impact in the future.

NLGN’s research and thought-leadership
Early Intervention and Prevention

Demand pressures are increasing across all public services. As a consequence, increasingly resource, capacity and energy of local services are channelled towards managing and responding to crises and immediate problems, rather than the longer-term prevention and early intervention which so many recognise is required for sustainability.

Early Intervention and Prevention