Local Government Association

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LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

"While the Police primarily lead the response to incidents of spiking, councils play a vital, preventative role by not only working with a range of partners to improve safeguarding measures within the night-time economy but through the licensing system to address specific concerns against a venue."

LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

Procurement Bill, Committee Stage, 4 July 2022

We are concerned that the wording of the Bill will require the public sector to spend time and money seeking market solutions for goods and services which can currently be delivered effectively by collaborative arrangements within the public sector.

Briefing

Procurement Bill, Committee Stage, 4 July 2022

LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report

"The recent funding announcements came as a disappointment for many councils, with more than half of the areas that applied for more support receiving no funding and over a third of the country’s population missing out."

LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report

Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

​​​​​​​The Local Government Association is launching a new peer challenge to support stock-owning councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the Government’s social housing white paper and recently published Social Housing Regulation Bill.

Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

Top tips for retention – A briefing for adult social care providers

These top tips capture some of the approaches taken by organisations to reduce staff turnover and help retain people in the care and health workforce. Through sharing these tips, the Care Provider Alliance, ADASS and Local Government Association invite you to share what successes you have had with retention across the social care workforce or lessons that may help others. 

Top tips for retention – A briefing for adult social care providers

Building the Right Support (Transforming Care) peer reviews

The peer review methodology is based on the established sector-led improvement approach the local authorities in England have been using as an improvement tool for some time. Sector-led improvement, and peer review as the cornerstone of that, is an established, researched, and evidenced approach that is recognised as working.

Building the Right Support (Transforming Care) peer reviews

COVID-19 Learning Exchange

Responding to a call from local authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the LGA has developed a Learning Exchange that brings together information and practical help for the wider sector about the pandemic and public health.

COVID-19 Learning Exchange

Must know: behavioural weight management services – a guide to tackling obesity

This ‘must know’ for elected members sets out the importance of weight management services and seeks the support of all elected members in championing these services, as a part of a place based whole systems approach to tackling obesity.

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Must know: behavioural weight management services – a guide to tackling obesity