Tackling the fragmentation of the sexual health system
In Derby and Derbyshire, local government, the NHS and voluntary sector organisations have set up a partnership to encourage innovation and new ways of working in sexual health. The approach is helping to tackle some of the problems caused by the fragmentation of the system.
Blackburn with Darwen People’s Jury on the Climate Change Crisis
Meeting over 30 hours between September and December 2022, the Jury heard from commentators on the causes and consequences of climate change and elected to hear more on education and communication, housing and transport.
Councils warn of pressure on sexual health services due to rising number of Monkeypox cases
"While it is good to see an increase in people taking their sexual health seriously, a rising demand is pushing some councils' sexual health services to peak capacity levels which are not sustainable in the long term."
The Commission on Culture and Local Government, launched by the LGA in March, is calling for councils and their local cultural partners to share examples of their work in using culture to support recovery and levelling up.
This briefing summarises the housing and planning proposals of most relevance and significance to local government. It also provides the LGA’s initial reaction to the proposals along with our policy messages, which may necessarily evolve as discussions on the proposals continue.
Future health challenges: public health projections - childhood obesity
The purpose of this analysis is to produce a set of forecasts at local authority level for prevalence of obesity and overweight among children, at both reception and Year 6. It is hoped that these forecasts will allow local authorities to anticipate likely future levels of child obesity in their area, assuming that trends in child obesity continue in their current trajectories.
At its core, the role of a wellbeing champion is to support the mental health and wellbeing of their colleagues. Within this, there is clear scope to tailor the role of wellbeing champions to the needs of the organisation and its workforce.