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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
‘Greater focus on health inequalities could be lasting legacy of pandemic’
An interview with Dr Melanie Smith, Director of Public Health, Brent Council
‘The response of colleagues, partners and public has been phenomenal’
An interview with Jennifer Connolly, Director of Public Health, Stockport Council
Political leadership: Mole Valley District Council
Actions taken by Mole Valley District Council after changes to their administration following two elections.
Political leadership: Plymouth City Council
Plymouth City Council's officers have experience of preparing for changes that may arise in the political administration of the council.
Political leadership: Chelmsford City Council
The 2019 election results were a surprise for everyone including the MP. Many felt the change was a response to national issues.
The online abuse of elected women representatives, House of Commons, 20 April 2021
Our sector-led improvement offer includes a series of programmes, campaigns and toolkits to help our membership encourage and support women, and those from other underrepresented groups, to run for political office.
LGA responds to new planning rules coming into force
“Local government shares the collective ambition to build more homes in the right locations, genuinely affordable for local people to either rent or buy, of high quality and the right type."
Online self-service financial assessment for social care
This project was designed to speed up and support individuals to complete financial assessments for social care and reduce failed care packages. Follow-on funding was provided for the development of explanatory videos to be included in the online forms.
Online health care plans give service users more control
This project explored the development of online care accounts for service users and carers, enabling them to complete tasks such as updating demographic information or downloading care plans.
Safe steps community project mobile app (falls prevention)
Falls can have a devastating impact on an older person’s life, causing physical injury and a loss of confidence and independence. This project aims to improve prevention and management of falls to reduce the impact on older residents and the health and social care system, through the development of a community falls prevention app.
Using data mapping to inform health care needs
‘The Bridge’ is a tool for data visualisation, designed to display public sector data and provide effective economic forecasting and market insights. The follow-on funding was granted to share the project and its learning with other councils.
Taking the strain with cobots in care
Funding was provided for a series of engagement events to raise awareness of cobot (collaborative robot) technology and the potential benefits it can offer the UK care sector.
‘I was just starting as a public health director when virus hit’
An interview with Matt Tyrer, Director of Public Health, Cheshire East Council
‘This isn’t over, but I’m cautiously optimistic as I retire’
An interview with Dr Liz Robin, Director of Public Health, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council
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