Housing and Infrastructure

The COVID crisis has created urgent needs for fast policy insights, such as rethinking urgent care for the homeless, the prevention of evictions and rent gouging and minimising the effects of reduced incomes on maintaining mortgage payments and home-ownership.   Image credit: Tim Dennell on Flickr | CC BY 2.0 / In the recovery phase,…

An empty primary school playground with murals on the walls and windows at the back, including a rainbow, the words ' A smile can travel 2m' and '26 March, 8pm. Open your windows and thank the NHS.'

Education, Children and Families

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on society. This impact is particularly stark for children, families and frontline workers, particularly those living and working in areas of significant disadvantage. As a response to the urgent needs of children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, public services and organisations have had to adapt rapidly; putting…

Internships programme

Policy Scotland offers several paid internships each year to students at the University of Glasgow. Each internship offers the chance to work with senior academics who are closely linked with policy processes, with active researchers within Policy Scotland and across the University, and with high level policymakers. The experience provides insights into how policy processes…

Lucy Janes, Communications Officer

Lucy Janes is Policy Scotland’s communications officer. Her responsibilities include: Managing content and development for the website Updating the social media channels – Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn Publishing print and digital resources Promoting events and sharing event outputs Collating and issuing the newsletter Background Lucy is a web content editor with a background in information management…