How we can support your council

Lead members' ‘must knows'

We constantly review and update the lead members' ‘Must Knows'. This is an online resource for lead members for adult social care services. It provides a range of essential hints, tips and signposts to key documents.

'Must knows' for lead members of adults' services

Regional support

We will continue to support adult social care lead member networks. The free-to-attend meetings serve as unique support to members in sharing good practice and in discussing current issues in adult social care. Although the LGA co-ordinates the majority of the networks, they are driven and shaped by their members.

Peer support

We have developed a series of peer support offers in adult social care. This ranges from a one-day peer challenge event, one-to-one peer mentoring to a full peer review. These can be tailored around adult social care transformation, safeguarding and/or specific issues. Peer challenge allows a team of people who understand the pressures and challenges of running a local authority to review the council's practices in a challenging but supportive way. This allows a constructive discussion on strengths and weaknesses and provides recommendations of how improvements can be made.

Adult Social Care Community of Practice (CoP)

To join the community you must first register on the CoP website - it only takes a few minutes. New in the CoP: updates on placed-based productivity in adult social care and other national programmes.

Adult Social Care CoP - on the CoP website.

Taking the lead

'Taking the lead' is the culmination of the LGA's successful campaign to reduce the burden of external inspection and assessment that councils face. It includes the free of charge/subsidised support offer the LGA is making available to help councils take advantage of this new approach.

How we support member authorities to improve

3 May 2012

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