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LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019
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From suffrage to citizenship
A public health model to reduce youth violence, House of Commons, 13 December 2018
"We know that addressing violence is not a single agency issue. Local partners have to develop and deliver a strategic, coordinated approach to tackle youth violence in their local areas."
LGA Briefing: Democratic accountability and devolution in England, House of Lords, 13 December 2018
As the UK exits the European Union (EU), national and local government should consider how communities in England can take greater control over the public service and investment decisions that affect their lives.
Response to The King's Fund report on home care services
Government needs to plug the £3.5 billion funding gap facing adult social care by 2025 to ensure that quality home care provision is available and continues to play its vital role in supporting people to remain independent and well at home
Suffrage pioneer history e-book launched
Women who successfully campaigned for the right to vote have been recognised in a definitive list of 100 pioneers published in a special e-book.
Technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance - response
The LGA has acknowledged that there are merits in introducing an element of standardisation in supporting to councils assess housing need.
LGA responds to Government rough sleeping announcement
"Proper resourcing of local government funding is essential if we are going to end rising homelessness."
Self care: councils helping people look after themselves
Self care is about giving people choice and control by helping them to decide how best to protect, maintain or improve their health and wellbeing.
Manchester City Council: putting theory into practice
A self care strategy was published two years ago in Manchester. Since then the city council and its partners have started implementing changes that should see a revolution in self care. This forms part of our resource on self care.
Lincolnshire County Council: getting people engaged
The NHS and county council in Lincolnshire have worked with partners to use social media and the local press to get the message out there about the importance of self care. It has helped reach thousands of local people. This forms part of our resource on self care.
Leeds City Council: using the House of Care model
Leeds City Council and the local NHS have adopted the House of Care model as a framework for developing self care. Health and care professionals have been given training and patients are being empowered with the skills and confidence to self-manage their own health. This forms part of our resource on self care.
Huntingdonshire District Council: getting cancer and cardiac rehab patients active with self care
Huntingdonshire District Council has worked with its local academic health science network to encourage cancer and cardiac rehab patients to become active and involved in the self-management of their recovery. Patients are being taught how to use remote monitoring technology, while taking part in exercise classes. This forms part of our resource on self care.
Cheshire: engaging the whole community
In Cheshire, two CCGs and the council have worked together to engage the wider local community in self care by recruiting a network of champions and setting up a Self Care Award to entice employers to get involved. This forms part of our resouce on self care.
Bradford Council: creating an easy-to-understand self care campaign
Self Care Week has been running across Bradford and Craven for a number of years. Last year the council’s public health team and three clinical commissioning groups introduced a new campaign: the Make One Change Challenge. It inspired thousands to start taking action This forms part of our resource on self care.
Bracknell Forest Council: engaging community groups and clubs
Bracknell Forest Council has built on its involvement with the national Self Care Week by running a Year of Self Care and then setting up a community-wide network of clubs and groups that is seeing thousands of local people taking part in activities and looking after their health and wellbeing. This forms part of our resource on self care.
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