September 2014

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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July 2014

The council role in special education

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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.

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Transforming public services, using technology and digital tools and approaches

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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.

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Our ambition for children and young people

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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.

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Investing in our nation's future: the first 100 days of the next government

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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.

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Tackling Tuberculosis – Local government's public health role

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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.

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AnyCouncil and AnyHouseholds

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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.

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Future funding outlook 2014

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2 July 2014

Councils are shouldering the biggest spending cuts of any part of the public sector and the Office of Budget Responsibility predicts that the next spending review period will see more of the same.

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The Health and Wellbeing System Improvement Programme June 2014

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1 July 2014

For the 2014/15 sector-led support offer we have taken every opportunity to seek the input of Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) and their partners to shape the programme. Through this feedback and the independent evaluation of the programme, we have adopted a more simplified and coordinated approach.

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