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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.