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Brexit White Paper: LGA response
LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures
Moving the conversation on
Addressing the incidence of obesity, House of Lords debate - 18 July 2018
Obesity is a complex problem with a large number of different but often interlinked causes. Councils take obesity seriously as evidenced by the fact they have spent over £15 billion on public health since 2013, with over £1 billion tackling child and adult obesity, and physical inactivity.
Fair Funding Review modelling tools
LGA and ADASS briefing: The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 16 July 2018
We have been calling for an overhaul of the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) process to ensure there is adequate protection for human rights. The decision to focus on how we best protect people’s liberty is positive and we support it.
LGA responds to Mencap Court of Appeal case decision on sleep-in shift payments to carers
“This ruling will come as a relief to care providers and councils because it removes considerable uncertainty and a potential considerable unfunded burden on top of already significant financial pressures on the adult social care sector."
Great people for growing places: working together for the future of local government
LGA responds to Brexit White Paper
"To help ensure we have an economy fit for the future, we are urging the Government to act immediately to consult on the detail of what the fund will look like."
LGA responds to the latest refugee resettlement figures
"Councils have had an excellent track record in welcoming asylum-seeking and refugee children and their families for many years, and continue to work hard to support the Syrian resettlement scheme alongside all the other schemes in the current operation."
Selby District Council – place branding for investment
Selby District Council needed to develop a compelling place brand to promote the benefits of the area to current and prospective businesses.
Guidance on Dog Control and Welfare for Police and Local Authorities
LGA responds to new sentencing guidelines around domestic violence incorporating text and email abuse
"This new guidance, which acknowledges that it can occur in a wide range of domestic settings and in various forms, including over text or email, is a positive step towards tackling it."
Corporate Peer Challenge Programme Annual Report 2016/17
The Corporate Peer Challenge continues to be an effective tool at the heart of the LGA’s Sector-Led Improvement (SLI) programme.
Oldham Borough Council: working for a co-operative borough
Oldham has invested in capacity to implement a wide-range of in-depth health and wellbeing initiatives which operate across the council, with Oldham clinical commissioning group (CCG) and with other local partners.
PRCA and LGA sign agreement to assume administrative responsibility for LGcommunications
“The LGA is delighted to be partnering with the PRCA to deliver this exciting new chapter."
Leicestershire County Council: a social model of public health
Leicestershire County Council has been moving towards a social model of public health and away from a more traditional lifestyle behaviour change model. This has led to the involvement of public health in a number of services with a strong emphasis on community capacity building as the basis of prevention.
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