September 2015

Health and care quality systems in practice: a guide for local leaders

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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.

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Tackling serious and organised crime

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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.

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Spending Smarter: A Shared Commitment

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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.

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August 2015

Dementia friendly communities: guidance for councils

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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.

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July 2015

Mental Capacity Act including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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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).

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Putting the MCA principles at the heart of adult social care

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31 July 2015

The Department of Health (DH) recently estimated that 70 per cent of those who use social care services may lack mental capacity for some decisions. Therefore commissioners will want assurance that the services they are commissioning on behalf of their local communities are being delivered in a way that both respects and promotes the rights of vulnerable individuals.

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European and international – 2014–20: A guide to EU funding (July 2015)

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27 July 2015

The LGA has developed guidance covering over 20 funding sources of relevance including the 2014-20 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

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Beyond the school gate: Using post-16 destination measures to improve outcomes for young people

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16 July 2015

Councils have a strong interest in how Destination Measures are being used, given their statutory duties to secure sufficient education and training provision for 16- to 19-year-olds and to support them to participate.

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Local Healthwatch Governance: a self-assessment toolkit for local Healthwatch and local Healthwatch Commissioners

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7 July 2015

This self-assessment is designed to support local Healthwatch and local Healthwatch commissioners in establishing successful governance for an effective local Healthwatch organisation.

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June 2015

A shared commitment: Local government and the Spending Review

30 June 2015

A strong partnership with local government will support the Government in tackling the significant challenge of reducing the national deficit over the period of this Parliament, while at the same time ensuring the quality front line services that the public want and need.

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