4 February 2014
This resource describes how public health in a number of councils has started to use the opportunities of a local government setting to improve health and wellbeing.
9 August 2013
The £3.8 billion Better Care Fund was announced by the Government in the June 2013 Spending Round, to support transformation and integration of health and social care services to ensure local people receive better care. The BCF is a pooled budget that shifts resources into social care and community services for the benefit of the NHS and local government.
10 July 2013
The LGA, with support from national partners (NHS England, ASASS, Public Health England, ADCS, Monitor, Department of Health), have appointed Integrating Care to lead on the development of a series of value cases and a toolkit to help local areas, through Health and Wellbeing Boards. understand the impact of different models of integrated care on service users and cost across the health and care system.
10 September 2013
Health and Wellbeing Boards will be able to track their progress and effectiveness with an online self-assessment tool, launched today.
9 August 2013
The LGA and NHS England have today (9 August) published their planning ‘vision' for how the pooling of £3.8 billion of funding, announced by the Government in the June Spending Round, will ensure a transformation in integrated health and social care.
The LGA is campaigning for an enhanced role for all councils and elected members; ensuring local democratic leadership of strategies and commissioning and building on our response to adult social care (Dilnot).
The LGA also aims to:
- provide support to local authorities and health and wellbeing boards on embedding and utilising the local health reforms, engendering future innovative practice
- develop the Health and Wellbeing System Improvement Programme, grant funded by the Department of Health, in partnership with NHS England, Public Health England, Healthwatch England, and the NHS Confederation.
- support Peer Challenge as a cornerstone of the system improvement programme, applying the sector led improvement approach
- bring together national and local stakeholders to develop a programme of exploratory and forward thinking health and wellbeing challenges.
There is a vital role for culture and leisure to play in improving the health and wellbeing of local communities, helping tackle unhealthy lifestyles and the social determinants of health, offering cost effective and creative solutions and engaging with communities, families and individuals in managing their wellbeing.
Northamptonshire County Council, working with LibraryPlus, is organising a one-day event entitled 'Simply Connect! Libraries breaking social isolation' showcasing examples of innovative practice of libraries helping to break social isolation.
Sport England has announced the names of cities that have been shortlisted to become England's first 'City of Football', demonstrating a commitment to promoting all forms of the grassroots game.
The transfer of public health from the NHS to local government and Public Health England (PHE) is one of the most significant extensions of local government powers and duties in a generation. It represents a unique opportunity to change the focus from treating sickness to actively promoting health and wellbeing.
The Local Government Association (LGA), UKactive, Public Health England and the County Sports Partnership Network were delighted at the response to the five Moving more, Living more forums held across England.
Local system leadership is required to ensure that the totality of public resources are brought together to address shared priorities for health improvement.
The Cultural Commissioning Programme (CCP) is a new three-year programme funded by the Arts Council (England) to work with public service commissioners and the arts and cultural sector.
The health reforms present an opportunity for children's health needs to be firmly embedded in the new health structure and for health and wellbeing boards and wider partners to work together to prioritise children's health services and develop an integrated approach to delivering better health services around the needs of children, young people and their families.
On average 25.2 percentage of the adult population in all English local authorities participated in sport and active recreation, at moderate intensity, for at least 30 minutes on at least 12 days out of the last four weeks.
Public Health England, ukactive, the Local Government Association and the Count Sports Partnership Network are delighted to announce the establishment of 'Moving More, Living More' regional physical activity forums throughout England.
The £3.8 billion Better Care Fund (formerly Integration Transformation Fund) was announced by the Government in the June 2013 Spending Round, to ensure a transformation in integrated health and social care. The BCF is a single pooled budget to support health and social care services to work more closely together in local areas.
Peer challenges are free to councils and health and wellbeing boards. They involve bespoke teams of peers from a range of organisations working on site with the council and its partners for four days.
The Community Wellbeing Board has responsibility for Local Government Association's (LGA) activity in the areas of the wellbeing of adults, including health and social care. Board papers can be accessed from this link.