January 2017

A councillor's workbook on neighbourhood and community engagement

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11 January 2017

Neighbourhood and community engagement has a rightful place as one of the key processes involved in planning and decision making. As such, it should not be viewed as an additional task, but as a core part of the business of local government.

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December 2016

Business Plan December 2016/November 2017

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30 December 2016

Local government remains the most trusted and efficient part of the public sector. We will continue to work across all our political parties and in all our areas of activity to support, promote and share everything that is great about local government and local democracy.

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Applying a reward strategy in local government

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23 December 2016

This publication is aimed at councils considering their approach to reward to help them frame their reward strategy in the context of their organisational challenges.

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Taxi and PHV licensing - Councillor's handbook (England and Wales)

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22 December 2016

Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs) are vital to our communities; whether it's the iconic black cab in our cities or the flexible minicab in a rural district. As elected members, we are responsible for ensuring the public travel safely and receive a good level of service, and that our systems attract good, reputable drivers.

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Building our homes, communities and future: The LGA housing commission final report

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22 December 2016

The Local Government Association (LGA) Housing Commission was established to help councils deliver their ambition for places. It has been supported by a panel of advisers and has engaged with over 100 partners; hearing from councils, developers, charities, health partners, and many others. All partners agree that there is no silver bullet, and all emphasise the pivotal role of councils in helping provide strong leadership, collaborative working, and longer-term certainty for places and the people that live there.

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Healthy futures: supporting and promoting the health needs of looked after children

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13 December 2016

All children have health needs, and local authorities now have a major role in meeting these. But looked after children and young people have higher levels of health needs than their peers, and these are often met less successfully – leading to poorer outcomes.

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Working to support positive parenting and relationships. What can councils do?

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8 December 2016

Over the years, councils have focused primarily on helping children. That is clearly still important, but now it's time to do more to help parents as well.

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Community engagement on female genital mutilation

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5 December 2016

FGM is still a very real cause of anxiety for a number women and girls in our communities. These case studies provide some examples of how councils and their partners have been working with women and girls to raise awareness of FGM, provide support and protect vulnerable people who may be at risk.

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LGA corporate peer challenge: An introduction to the peer challenge process and role of peers

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1 December 2016

Peer challenge is a ‘tried, tested and trusted' way of supporting local government improvement.This document is designed to introduce you to the role of a peer and ensure you are ready and confident to be part of a peer challenge

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November 2016

Stepping up to the place: integration self-assessment tool

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30 November 2016

This self-assessment tool is designed to support local health and care leaders through health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) to critically assess their ambitions, capabilities and capacities to integrate services to improve the health and wellbeing of local citizens and communities.

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