25 September 2014
Poor housing costs the NHS at least £2.5 billion a year in treating people with illnesses directly linked to living in cold, damp and dangerous homes.
24 September 2014
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 will be fully operational from 20 October 2014, and will introduce significant changes to the way local authorities respond to anti-social behaviour (ASB).
18 September 2014
These infographics from The King's Fund and the Local Government Association set out key facts about the public health system and the return on investment for some public health interventions. You are welcome to use them in your office, in documents or presentations but please credit The King's Fund and Local Government Association wherever you do this.
12 September 2014
A report from the LGA based on independent research
22 July 2014
The Children and Families Act 2014 brings in the biggest reform of the legal system for special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities for 30 years.
15 July 2014
The LGA commissioned research to capture examples of where councils have used technology and digital tools and approaches to deliver services that are better targeted and more efficient.
9 July 2014
As part of our ‘rewiring campaign', the key principle underpinning our proposals for children was that services need to be built and integrated around the needs of children and their families, not around buildings, institutions and wasteful bureaucracy. Since then we have consulted widely with children and young people and with partners in the public and voluntary sectors, and have now set out a clear set of shared ambitions for children that we would seek to deliver in the context of ‘rewired' public services.
8 July 2014
In May 2015 the nation will have a new government which will determine the course the country takes, not just until the end of the decade, but for future generations. In this document we set out what the new government will need to do – in its first 100 days – to secure a bright future for the people of this country.
4 July 2014
These FAQs on tuberculosis (TB) have been produced by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Public Health England (PHE) to address questions that councillors and officers in local government may have on TB and its burden in the UK.
2 July 2014
In light of the updated ‘Future funding outlook' report, this latest update of the LGA's AnyCouncil analysis shows the most up-to-date forecast of pressures that councils face in the foreseeable future. We have also extended the analysis to consider local public services through the lens of the services that are most used and most valued by three typical households, which we have called AnyHouseholds.