March 2017

Health and wellbeing in rural areas

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11 March 2017

Nearly 10 million of our fellow citizens live in areas of England defined as rural. This number is increasing and the population is growing older. Their health is as important to us as the health of the 45 million who live in our cities and large conurbations.

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Public health working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector: new opportunities and sustainable change

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10 March 2017

The case studies in this report show how public health and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector are working together to make a real difference to people's health and wellbeing.

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LGA Annual Public Health report – four years on

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9 March 2017

This year's compilation of case studies shows how local authorities continue to make progress on improving health and wellbeing and tackling health inequalities since public health was formally transferred from the NHS in April 2013.

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Maintaining our momentum essays on four years of public health

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9 March 2017

Public health made the formal transfer to local government in April 2013, and in the last four years great strides have been made to tackle the wider social and economic determinants of poor health. This publication was commissioned by the LGA to capture the thoughts of those working hard to make the new system work with contributions from councillors, directors of public health, providers, commissioners, academics and other key decision makers.

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An inclusive service: the twenty-first century fire and rescue service

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7 March 2017

The LGA is committed to support fire and rescue authorities to recruit a more diverse firefighter workforce and change the perception of what a firefighter does.

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Performance: How do you know your council is performing well in adult social care?

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1 March 2017

Councils are responsible for their own performance and for leading the delivery of improved outcomes for local people in their area. Lead members will want to enable their councils to perform well in adult social care and to manage any risk.

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Air quality: a briefing for directors of public health

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1 March 2017

Local authorities have a central role in achieving improvements in air quality; their local knowledge and interaction with the communities that they serve mean that they know the issues on the ground in detail.

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February 2017

New Conversations: LGA guide to engagement

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27 February 2017

This is a guide for councillors and officers working to build a stronger dialogue between councils and residents.

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Use of resources: How do you know you are making the best use of scarce resources?

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24 February 2017

Lead members for adult social care are having to engage in a fundamental re-think about how they use their scarce resources to benefit the most vulnerable members of their communities.

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People, culture, place - The role of culture in placemaking

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23 February 2017

There is now widespread acknowledgement of the importance cultural activity has on the lives of people, communities and places. In recognition of this, Local Government Association (LGA) and The Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA) have launched a new publication that highlights how councils are using culture to create a sense of shared identity and purpose in their areas, and to tackle their big issues of the day.

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