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Working with faith groups to promote health and wellbeing

There is a growing body of research which shows how faith groups can have a positive impact on both the health of their members and wider communities.

Working with business to improve the health of our communities: case studies

This resource describes how public health in a number of councils has started to use the opportunities of a local government setting to improve health and wellbeing.

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.

What a difference a place makes: the growing impact of health and wellbeing boards COVER

What a difference a place makes: the growing impact of health and wellbeing boards

This resource captures the achievements, challenges and learning from 22 effective health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) across the country, all of which are making good progress on integrating health and care, improving wellbeing and tackling the wider determinants of health.

Using digital technology to improve the public's health: a guide for local authorities COVER

Using digital technology to improve the public's health: a guide for local authorities

In an era of constrained budgets, it is clear making the most of digital technology is essential. It can drive efficiency and deliver value for money in a multitude of ways as well as benefiting the health and wellbeing of individuals.

Use of resources Adult Social Care

Use of resources: How do you know you are making the best use of scarce resources?

Leading changes to the way services are developed and delivered.

Understanding what constitutes a safeguarding concern COVER

Understanding what constitutes a safeguarding concern and how to support effective outcomes

The purpose of this framework is to offer support in making decisions about safeguarding concerns. It offers a framework to support practice, recording and reporting, in order to impact positively on outcomes for people and on the level of accountability for those outcomes.

Transforming social care

Transforming social care through the use of information and technology

A report and case studies highlighting the emerging role of digital technology in transforming social care services.

Transforming Care (Must Knows)

Use your leadership role to ensure that this issue remains an urgent priority for your council and your local partners.

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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.

Re-thinking local

The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.

Re-thinking local: full publication

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