PODCAST: Is this full-on, always-connected life threatening our physical and mental health?

Reality Bites 01: The one where Joe gets anxious about what the digital life is doing to us and Andy has fun pointing out how the internet gives more than it takes...Read more

Information and advice on elderly care improves but some way to go

Older people's charity Independent Age has been collaborating with Socitm’s Better Connected programme on two recent surveys on local authorities' presentation of social care services online. Head of Policy and Campaigns Andrew Kaye discusses the results, published May 16th....Read more

Connected Local Government Live 2017 packed programme

PODCAST: Vicky Sargent, programme director of Connected Local Government Live talks to Joe Tibbetts about the "who, what and why" of CLG Live 2017...Read more

Midland Metropolitan medics to cycle and car-share to work

Birmingham’s new Midland Metropolitan hospital will discourage staff from driving alone to work through 50 parking spaces exclusively for car-sharers, a dedicated bus lane and space for at least 288 bicycles. ...Read more

New rules to raise housing standards present challenges and opportunities for HMO landlords and local authorities

England’s private rented sector comprises 4.4 million households around half a million of these are houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) including buildings split into separate bedsits and shared flats. In the first of three articles on local authority licensing, Idox’s James Carson looks at forthcoming changes to licensing regulations for houses in multiple occupation and the inevitable rise in the number of applications submitted to councils....Read more

Directories and portals to join up social care

Lancashire County Council and Sedgemoor District Council are working with the Local Government Association on a common data standard for local services, to enable directories for use by health and social care providers....Read more

110 social care directors and managers from UK councils attend ADASS Conference and Showcase

Is "24-hour, fully-mobile, always-on, connectedness" as bad for our physical and mental health as it seems?

35 driverless, electric, minibuses are "on the road" in nine countries

Licensing late night cities: a balancing act for local councils

How do services become transformed into digital services and what is the role of service management in digital transformation?

PODCAST: We need to build around 100,000 more homes each year. Will it ever happen?

Councils should make more use of pilots and trials to test innovative policy ideas