Covid-19 has brought unimaginable hardship to local communites, but it has also sparked a shift in mindset, culture and practice that helped many get through the pandemic and will provide valuable lessons for how councils and communities combine to...

13th January, 2021

A vlog from Katie Kelly, Depute Chief Executive - Safer Communities, at East Ayshire Council in Scotland. In 2013, Katie helped set up the council's Vibrant Communities Service - a ground-breaking approach to sharing power between the local authority...

7th December, 2020

Watch a video of our panel discussion around Towards Resilience: Redesigning our systems for a better future in partnership with Local Trust.

30th October, 2020

Elinor Ostrom was a Nobel Prize-winning thinker and godmother of the community power movement. Here are three vital lessons her work has for the UK today.

21st October, 2020

Exploring the ground-breaking work of economist Elinor Ostrom, the intellectual hero of community power. And asking what it could mean for the UK today.

21st October, 2020

The paper identifies five pillars that need to form the centre piece of any approach: economic resilience, public sector resilience, community resilience, environmental resilience and workforce resilience.

12th October, 2020

How we can 'shock proof' our systems for a more prepared and better future? 

17th August, 2020

Many relationships between councils and communities were transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. How do we sustain this into a post-pandemic future?

27th July, 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

26th July, 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...

24th July, 2020

We're talking to people leading change in local government about their work, their place, and the pandemic.

10th July, 2020

Alex Fox, CEO of Shared Lives Plus, argues that we need to see a rapid shift from the ‘command and control’ leadership style which arguably saved the NHS a few weeks ago, to a much more devolved and collaborative...

22nd June, 2020

Wigan council’s Chief Executive Alison McKenzie-Folan on how her local authority have dealt with the challenges of the Covid pandemic. There have been smiles and tears, exhilaration and complete exhaustion. The past months seem like a year and the...

22nd June, 2020

We talk to people leading change in local government about their work, their place and the pandemic.

17th June, 2020

This report summarises findings from an event held with the New Local Government Network (NLGN) on the changing relationship between communities and public services during and beyond COVID-19.

9th June, 2020

In a new report, we explore how COVID is changing the relationship between public services and communities.

9th June, 2020

How can deliberative forums be used to engage and mobilise communities?

8th June, 2020

In our Decades in Days series, we talk to the people leading change in local government. They tell us about their work, their place, and the effect of COVID-19 on both. We find out how they are dealing with...

2nd June, 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...

28th May, 2020

The Mutual Aid phenomenon is a powerful demonstration what’s possible when communities come together. So how does it continue?

18th May, 2020