October 2015

Shared principles for redesigning the local health and care landscape

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14 October 2015

This document builds on previous work by NHS England's Planning and Delivering Service Changes for Patients which offered good practice guidance to health commissioners on developing proposals for major service changes and configuration.

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Adult social care, health and wellbeing: A Shared Commitment

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12 October 2015

A joint LGA and ADASS Spending Review submission addressing the nation's social care funding crisis.

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September 2015

A new home for public health services for children aged 0-5: A resource for local authorities

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30 September 2015

There is overwhelming evidence that tells us that the first few years in children's lives shape their future development, and influence how well children do at school, their ongoing health and wellbeing and their achievements later in life

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Must knows: Children's public health transfer

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29 September 2015

Councils now have a statutory responsibility for commissioning children's public health services for children aged 0-5 following the transfer of these responsibilities from the NHS on 1 October 2015. This joins up with the much larger transfer of public health functions to local government which included responsibility for 5-19 year olds, which took place on 1 April 2013.

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Must knows: successfully embedding the Care Act 2014

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28 September 2015

This revised briefing document for councillors and other senior local leaders provides a number of timely key messages to ensure that councils successfully realise the aspirations of the Care Act in their local change programmes.

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Missing the bus? Councils and the future of the bus in non-metropolitan areas

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26 September 2015

Bus funding needs a total overhaul in the Spending Review to protect under-threat services for the elderly, disabled and commuters, reveals this report.

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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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