This briefing contains some good practice from Ireland that we think will be useful and interesting for local authorities in Scotland. It describes the role that the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative has played in developing evidence to inform changes in practice and policy at national and local level.
This short article looks at the main issues arising for local government and asks what this mean for Councils when setting their budgets for the next financial year.
This swift read deals with the steps that councils need to consider taking in advance of the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, giving examples of the questions that should be asked to ascertain a council’s readiness for the implementation of the GDPR’s requirements.
This briefing summarises and considers an October 2017 report published by ADEPT (Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport) on “Digital Innovation: the route to the highways systems of the future”.
Due to significant similarities between Estonian and the UK nations, in terms of demography and administrative structure, it is worth looking at how Estonians managed their Digital LocalGov Revolution.
Research from the Carnegie UK Trust has found that there is a policy gap at the towns level. This briefing explores how towns can be supported to work together and to develop and focus on a positive narrative telling the story of their place.
Audit Scotland published a report on Transport Scotland’s subsidised ferry services. This briefing considers the findings of the report and implications for local councils and ferry users.
Age Friendly Cities in Ireland – Taking a co-production approach to Integrated Care for Older People
In Ireland, as in Scotland, the challenge for service providers is how to facilitate co-production from a strengths perspective to ensure that older people are able to access the right help at the right time in the right place when needed.
This briefing updates members on recent assessments of the Scottish social care workforce and on issues arising from other legislation impacting on the social work workforce and council responsibilities for both adult and children’s social care.
Councils are increasingly broadcasting meetings online. This briefing looks at the current recommendations for and practice of webcasting, and examines the challenges to its success and how these can be overcome.