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Front cover of lessons learnt publication

Lessons learnt from councils' response to rough sleeping during the COVID-19 pandemic

The success of Everyone In demonstrates that, given the mandate and funding, councils, working with their partners, have the means to end the vast majority of rough sleeping.

Front cover of HAP prospectus

Housing Advisers Programme Prospectus 2020/21

The Housing Advisers Programme is designed to support councils by helping them meet their local housing need. It aims to be simple, flexible and locally led.


Meeting the home adaptation needs of older people

COVID-19 has shown there is an urgent need for government to ensure that councils and local partners have the necessary funding to enable timely and effective home adaptations for older and disabled people, to help ensure their safety, wellbeing and independence during and beyond the pandemic.

OPE front cover

One Public Estate and Land Release Fund prospectus

The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is a partnership between the Office of Government Property in Cabinet Office, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

Improving the private rented sector: a guide for councils

Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils

This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.

Improving the private rented sector: a toolkit

Improving the private rented sector: A toolkit for councils

One of three publications aimed at helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.

Sector-led improvement

Combined authorities – collaboration on housing and planning

This report looks at how combined authorities have used their powers, resources and partnerships to achieve enhanced outcomes in housing and planning and how they are working with their constituent authorities to deliver these.

Probity in planning

Probity in planning: Advice for councillors and officers making planning decisions

Probity in planning is about ensuring that decisions on plan making and planning applications are undertaken, on behalf of communities, in a fair, impartial and transparent way.

Making homelessness strategies happen

Making homelessness strategies happen

Local government is at the heart of the nation’s response to homelessness – we are house builders, housing enablers, and landlords, responsible guardians for people experiencing homelessness and care needs, support providers, and place-shapers; and we are democratically accountable to communities.

ha and councils

Housing associations and councils working together to end homelessness

In November and December 2018, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the National Housing Federation (NHF) hosted five roadshow events across England, under the theme: ‘Working Together to tackle Homelessness’.

Re-thinking local

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

Re-thinking local: full publication

Download the full publication.


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