February 2016

Reducing the strength: Guidance for councils considering setting up a scheme

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12 February 2016

Since 2013, when responsibility for public health returned to councils, they have also assumed responsibility for reducing the harmful health impacts of alcohol misuse on individuals and communities. The challenge for councils is to find the right balance between these different objectives.

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The potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy

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12 February 2016

This report sets out the scale of the financial opportunities available from energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

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Public health transformation three years on: extending influence to promote health and wellbeing

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3 February 2016

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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Good progress but more to do: teenage pregnancy and young parents

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3 February 2016

It is over 15 years since the then government launched its Teenage Pregnancy Strategy in response to England having one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Western Europe. Since then the under-18 conception rate has halved thanks to the hard work of councils and their partners.

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January 2016

LGA trading standards review: summary report

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27 January 2016

The LGA has published the summary report from its review of trading standards services.

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Combating loneliness: a guide for local authorities

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27 January 2016

In this guide, we set out a range of actions for effectively combating loneliness building on the latest evidence. The guide focuses on older people but we anticipate that the recommendations will be beneficial to other age groups.

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Behavioural insights and health

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22 January 2016

There is a variety of ways that people can be supported to make better choices. Councils are demonstrating this through the way they are making use of behavioural insights to improve health.

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Think autism

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14 January 2016

The LGA has launched a series of case studies that illustrate the positive work councils are undertaking with their local partners to support people living with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) in their communities.

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Realising talent: supporting people with multiple needs into work

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12 January 2016

To influence the Government's decisions on successor arrangements to the Work Programme and Work Choice, which expire in 2017, the LGA put forward a proposal for a devolved employment support to the DWP and the Treasury in November 2015.

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December 2015

Practice guidelines for independent health complaints advocacy services

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16 December 2015

The LGA has worked in partnership with providers and commissioners of independent health complaints advocacy services to develop practice guidance for commissioning these important local services

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