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COVID-19 outbreak - councillors guidance cover

COVID-19 outbreak - councillor guidance

This guidance has been developed to assist elected councillors as councils grapple with the worst public health crisis we have experienced in a century.

Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: a briefing on positive practice COVER

Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: a briefing on positive practice

The purpose of this briefing is to assist senior leaders, such as members of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs), as well as commissioners, practitioners and operational managers who are working across relevant sectors and agencies in this field, to support people who are homeless and at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect.

Must know: suicide prevention COVER

Must know: suicide prevention

Suicide is a major issue for society and a leading cause of years of life lost. There were 5,021 deaths from suicide registered in England in 2018 and for every person who dies at least ten people are affected.

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The lives we want to lead - towards change, towards hope

With the new Government’s first Budget just days away, and with the Prime Minister promising to ‘fix social care once and for all’, this short publication sets out the main issues that we believe need to be addressed to ensure that people can live the lives they want to lead, and the kind of action we want to see from Government.

Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework Project Summary Report 2018/19 COVER

Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework Project Summary Report 2018/19

The Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework (MSPOF) was developed to provide a means of promoting and measuring practice that supports an outcomes focus and person led approach to safeguarding adults. 

Increasing uptake for vaccinations: maximising the role of councils thumbnail

Increasing uptake for vaccinations: maximising the role of councils

Councils are not directly responsible for commissioning or delivering vaccine programmes but they are in a unique position to understand the health needs of their local population, and support vaccination services to reach them.

Towards the routine commissioning of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) publication cover

Towards the routine commissioning of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Local government has played a key role in helping reduce the number of new diagnoses of HIV – and the roll-out of PrEP in 2020 could help us reduce infection further.

Myths and realities about Making Safeguarding Personal COVER

Myths and realities about Making Safeguarding Personal

The briefing is aimed at front line practitioners and operational managers in all organisations that have a role in safeguarding adults. It is aimed at leaders at all levels and local councillors. It can also be used by anyone interested or involved in safeguarding adults because ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business’.

Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to achieving a healthier weight COVER

Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to achieving a healthier weight

Obesity is considered to be one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. It is having an impact on people’s lives now, across the generations, in terms of our quality of life, our risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and its association with common mental health disorders. Doing nothing is not an option.

Achieving integrated care: 15 best practice actions COVER

Achieving integrated care: 15 best practice actions

The LGA and the Social Care Institute for Excellence have joined up to produce an accessible and practical resource that supports local systems in fulfilling their ambition of integration.