September 2016

Improving eye health through community optical practice: a briefing for councils

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29 September 2016

This LGA, Optical Confederation and Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) briefing for councillors, senior council officers and commissioners of services, describes the essential role community optics can play in helping to improve eye health specifically, as well as general health and wellbeing.

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Commissioning for better health outcomes

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14 September 2016

Commissioners are vital in the process of making the most of collective resources to improve health outcomes for local citizens. The role of commissioning is no longer about identifying and procuring services for individuals but bringing people together to enable citizens to live a fulfilling and independent life for as long as possible.

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August 2016

Healthier Food Procurement

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17 August 2016

Obesity is one of the most important public health issues currently being addressed by this country. It is a cause of chronic disease leading to early death. Two-thirds of English adults, more than one fifth of four to five-year-old children and more than a third of 10 to 11-year-olds are obese or overweight.

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July 2016

Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Get in on the Act)

25 July 2016

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 contains provisions on new homes (including starter homes), landlords and property agents, abandoned premises, social housing (including extending the Right to Buy to housing association tenants, sale of local authority assets, ‘pay-to-stay', and secure tenancies), planning, compulsory purchase and public land (duty to dispose).

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Transforming Care (Must Knows)

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22 July 2016

The Transforming Care programme is based on the assumption that children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism with behaviours described as challenging have the right to live satisfying and valued lives, and to be treated with dignity and respect. They should have a home within their community, be able to develop and maintain relationships, and get the support they need for a life that is healthy, safe and rewarding.

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Sector-led improvement: our offer of support

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11 July 2016

The range of tools and support available have been shaped by what councils have told us they need and would be most helpful to them.

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Building our homes, communities and future: preliminary findings from the LGA Housing Commission

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6 July 2016

The Local Government Association (LGA) Housing Commission was established to put housing at the centre of our wider aspirations for people and places, supported by a panel of independent expert advisers who have been asked to challenge us and our partners, and to look at how we can be enabled to deliver.

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Stepping up to the place: integration self-assessment tool

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6 July 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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What next for devolution? a discussion paper

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5 July 2016

We are launching this green paper, which has been developed with the involvement of councils, to encourage local debate and generate wider scrutiny of the whole devolution process.

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Combined authorities: a plain English guide

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5 July 2016

A combined authority (CA) is a legal body set up using national legislation that enables a group of two or more councils to collaborate and take collective decisions across council boundaries.

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