12 October 2015
A joint LGA and ADASS Spending Review submission addressing the nation's social care funding crisis.
30 September 2015
There is overwhelming evidence that tells us that the first few years in children's lives shape their future development, and influence how well children do at school, their ongoing health and wellbeing and their achievements later in life
29 September 2015
Councils now have a statutory responsibility for commissioning children's public health services for children aged 0-5 following the transfer of these responsibilities from the NHS on 1 October 2015. This joins up with the much larger transfer of public health functions to local government which included responsibility for 5-19 year olds, which took place on 1 April 2013.
28 September 2015
This revised briefing document for councillors and other senior local leaders provides a number of timely key messages to ensure that councils successfully realise the aspirations of the Care Act in their local change programmes.
26 September 2015
Bus funding needs a total overhaul in the Spending Review to protect under-threat services for the elderly, disabled and commuters, reveals this report.
4 September 2015
This guidance has been produced in collaboration with the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CFPS) and Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) to support health and care leaders in navigating the local agencies and organisations responsible for regulating and improving the quality of health and care services.
4 September 2015
This guidance is for all those in local government who have a role in making our communities safer and protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities. It is aimed at leaders and members of community safety partnerships, health and wellbeing boards and local safeguarding boards.
1 September 2015
The LGA has set out a broad range of proposals for the Government to consider as part of the Spending Review, aimed at streamlining public services, growth generating investment, and social care and health - all while saving the public purse almost £2 billion a year by the end of the Parliament.
4 August 2015
This guidance produced by the LGA in collaboration with the community interest company Innovations in Dementia outlines the important role of councils in supporting people with dementia by creating local dementia friendly communities and demonstrates how councils are making this happen through numerous case study examples.
31 July 2015
This improvement tool has been has been developed throughout 2014/15 with funding from the Department of Health and support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS).