Covid-19 Learning, Guidance and Support

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    The Warm Light of Autumn

    How creative writing helps make sense of the world and improve mental health, from prisoners to the public service workforce.

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    Cyber resilience is everybody’s business (even Billy Idol!)

    A follow on from our Cyber Resilience webinar in September. 

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    Powys Library Services during COVID-19 – what we’ve learned

    Our Good Practice Team recently interviewed Powys Library Services about how they have responded to lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

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    Can Wales cope with the financial impact of the pandemic on local government?

    We’ve published three pieces of work around Local Government finances in Wales

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    Volunteering is a two-way process that makes a difference to everyone involved

    My recent experiences have deepened my personal learning; in governance, communication, control and the hidden talents within a community. Let me explain.

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    Libraries - it's not just about the books

    Since our Twitter thread about library services back in July, lots of things have changed. 

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    Our webinar on public bodies’ cyber resilience during lockdown

    Join us for our free webinar on 23 September.

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    Leaving the cave...

    The outdoors boosts our wellbeing and helps us cope with the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic but how easy is it to get out and enjoy open spaces?

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    Foot and Mouth Disease 2001 vs. COVID-19

    Does social media make a difference to how we learn?

     

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    International lessons for Welsh public bodies in responding to and recovering from COVID-19
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    Remote auditing (a trainee’s perspective)
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    Hitting our accounts deadlines whilst working from home
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    Final Accounts auditing from home

    Lucy Herman recounts her experiences leading the audit of Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

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    International lessons around COVID-19

    We look at how other countries and their public bodies have dealt with the pandemic

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    Dancing to a new beat: the next phase of public services’ response to COVID-19
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    Dancing to a new beat with COVID-19

    We look at the next phase of public services’ response to the pandemic

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    Governance arrangements at a local level during a pandemic

    We look at how councils have had to make some rapid decisions about how best to run their services during COVID-19.

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    The impact of COVID-19 on our mental health

    We discuss the mental pressures and challenges we face during the pandemic and share some learning in our latest blog around COVID-19.

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    Welsh Government COVID-19 funding

    The Coronavirus has had a profound impact on life in Wales and across the world. Public finances are no exception.

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    COVID-19: Test, Trace, Protect – how easy is it to access information?

    We look at how councils and health boards have been signposting people