22 September 2016
Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the latest immunisation figures published today by NHS Digital.
13 July 2016
Local authorities' extra income through council tax rise will not bring in enough money to plug growing funding gaps and prevent the need for further cutbacks to social care services.
12 July 2016
The LGA sets out the principles upon which any future funding for supported housing should be based.
6 July 2016
A toolkit of resources aims to help local health and care leaders move further and faster on achieving their vision of integration.
21 July 2016
Cllr Lisa Brett, FGM spokesperson for the LGA, said: "FGM is child abuse and cannot be justified by reasons of culture, tradition or religion."
‘Our Community – our Covenant' - Providing local communities with the tools to deliver the Armed Forces Covenant
The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and the Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned Shared Intelligence to carry out research into ways of improving the local delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant. The research, which was supported by the Ministry of Defence, was commissioned in the context of concerns nationally that implementation of the Covenant locally and of local pledges flowing from the Covenant was inconsistent.
This report sets out:
- findings in relation to awareness of and expectations flowing from the Covenant;
- core findings on the delivery of the Covenant by councils and their partners at a local level;
- conclusions in relation to the impact of the Covenant, ways in which its delivery could be improved and the role of the MoD in improving the delivery of the Covenant.
The aim of the report is to provide a resource for councils looking to ensure they are delivering their commitments under the Armed Forces Covenant. The LGA will be reviewing the recommendations of the report and its proposed next steps.
DH Consultation on Death Certification Reforms: The LGA has responded to the DH consultation which introduces a new duty on upper-tier councils to appoint medical examiners to oversee a new process of death certification. The deadline for consultation responses is 15 June.
This annex sets out the expectations for planning for the Better Care Fund in 2016-17
This Task and Finish Group, chaired by Cllr Izzi Seccombe, is overseeing a focused piece of work, addressing how local councils can take a pro-active approach to demographic change, going forward.
The LGA, ADASS and DH are working in partnership to support local areas in implementation of the care and support reforms in the context of the other changes and challenges for local health and care systems, including the Better Care Fund.
Information and support tools for local authorities and partners to help support a safe transfer of public health services for 0-5 year olds from NHS England to local authorities on 1 October 2015.
The LGA, ADCS, SOLACE and ADPH are working in partnership with NHS England, DH and wider partners to support local areas to transform services.
Our Refugees and unaccompanied children page is a one-stop resource for councillors and council officers to answer any questions you might have.
National Children and Adult Services Conference
2-4 November 2016, Manchester
LGA responds to latest immunisation figures
22 September 2016
LGA responds to report on future of migrants in social care workforce
21 September 2016
LGA responds to King's Fund Report on social care
15 September 2016
LGA responds to latest diabetes figures
13 September 2016
Former ADASS President pays tribute to Harold Bodmer
21 July 2016
Councils respond to the Health Commitee Report
19 July 2016
Obesity to cost councils half a billion
15 July 2016
Councils respond to ADASS Budget Survey 2016
13 June 2016