October 2014

Making an impact through good governance: A practical guide for health and wellbeing boards

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29 October 2014

This guide is a follow-up to the guide by the LGA and Association of Democratic Services Officers published in 2013, as health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) were being set up.

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Youth transitions: Helping every young person reach their full potential

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29 October 2014

There has never been a greater need to reform public services supporting youth transitions. Decades of centralisation and tinkering have created a complex and inefficient maze of interventions that achieve too little for too many young people. There are huge challenges ahead; in this paper we set out the case for change based on what we know works locally.

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Adult social care funding: 2014 state of the nation report

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28 October 2014

Local government has faced unprecedented cuts, impacting dramatically on the delivery of adult social care. The scope for further savings is reduced and there are concerns about the affordability of the Care Act. Longer term, more resource is needed and the Spending Review must pave the way for a bigger Better Care Fund with an accompanying transformation fund.

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Leadership essentials: Fire and Rescue programme

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17 October 2014

This programme is aimed at helping elected members with leading roles on fire and rescue authorities/ county councils to become more effective leaders of improvement.

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) – a councillor's guide

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14 October 2014

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal in the United Kingdom for decades, but it is only now that we are starting to openly talk about the practice and how we can work towards eliminating it.

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Making every contact count – taking every opportunity to improve health and wellbeing

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2 October 2014

How do we make the most of each and every opportunity to help people improve their health and wellbeing? Making every contact count (MECC) is an approach to improving health and reducing health inequalities developed by the NHS and local government.

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September 2014

Healthy homes, healthy lives

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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.

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The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Implementing the community trigger

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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).

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Making the case for public health interventions

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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.

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Better roads for England

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12 September 2014

A report from the LGA based on independent research

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