November 2016

Stronger together: shared management in local government

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29 November 2016

Around 45 councils across England share a chief executive and senior management team in about 20 different partnerships.

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Transforming social care through the use of information and technology

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2 November 2016

The report aims to highlight the emerging role of technology in transforming social care services and enabling care and health integration - including case studies of the introduction and use of technology to deliver improved outcomes for social care service users and, in the context of integration, patients.

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Devolution: our offer of support

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2 November 2016

Devolution is fundamentally changing the way local decisions are made and how public services are funded. It provides greater freedoms and flexibilities at a local level, resulting in more effective, better targeted public services, greater growth and stronger partnerships between public, private and community leaders.

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Adult social care funding: 2016 state of the nation report

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2 November 2016

Adult social care is an absolutely vital public service that supports some of our most vulnerable people and promotes the wellbeing and independence of many more.

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October 2016

Don't be left in the dark: Adult Social Care

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27 October 2016

Adult social care supports both older people and working age adults who have disabilities, mental health conditions or are generally frail, as well as their carers.

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Helping people look after themselves: a guide on self-care

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26 October 2016

Self care creates a feeling of control and reduces anxiety for the individual. It improves their quality of life and disease outcomes and frees up the time of health and care staff.

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September 2016

Health in all policies: a manual for local government

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29 September 2016

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an approach to policies that systematically and explicitly takes into account the health implications of the decisions we make; targets the key social determinants of health; looks for synergies between health and other core objectives and the work we do with partners; and tries to avoid causing harm with the aim of improving the health of the population and reducing inequity.

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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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