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Bus journeys fall by more than 300 million in five years
Behavioural Insights Programme: apply for grant funding
LGA Submission to the Home Office Transparency in Supply Chains Consultation
The LGA welcomes this consultation and many of the recommendations in the Independent Review.
National Graduate Development Programme 2019/20 brochure
Our fast-track graduate programme provides the opportunity to work directly with communities, but also to influence policies and plans at a senior level. All while earning a graduate salary and completing our local government-specific leadership and management qualification.
Air quality in Portsmouth: Using Design Principles to address Air Quality
Public health in Portsmouth is threatened by poor air quality. Across the UK, it is estimated that air pollution contributes to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths per year.
Active Herts is a research led and independently evaluated project which uses evidence-based behaviour change techniques to support inactive adults to increase their physical activity levels.
LGA responds to APPG inquiry into missing children
“Funding pressures alongside soaring demand for care are preventing councils from investing in the accommodation and support options at the level they need in order to provide the best and most appropriate help for all children and young people."
LGA Behavioural Insights Programme FAQs
LGA responds to latest drug-related deaths figures
“We have long argued that reductions to councils’ public health grant, which is used to fund drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services, is a false economy which will only compound acute pressures for criminal justice and NHS services further down the line."
LGA responds to FSB potholes analysis
"Currently, 43 times more per mile is spent on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network."
Sector-led improvement in 2018/19
This paper reports the achievements of the sector’s improvement programme for 2018/19.
The Digital Channel Shift Programme: A Final Evaluation
This report presents an evaluation of the Local Government Association (LGA)’s Digital Channel Shift Programme. It summarises the outcomes (financial and non-financial) achieved by the programme, the key messages and lessons learnt, and recommendations for the design of future programmes of support.
Wigan Council: developing a new model in partnership with residents
Wigan Council has developed a pioneering approach to public sector reform known as The Deal. It is a new way of working differently with communities and stakeholders with both sides working collaboratively to improve the borough. When commissioning its sexual health service, this model shaped how the council transformed its approach. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.
Oxfordshire County Council: working closely with GPs
Oxfordshire County Council has worked closely with local GPs to ensure women have access to LARC and the system is administered fairly in terms of whether it is the council or NHS that pays for the service. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.
Norfolk County Council: easing demand on clinics
Like many areas, Norfolk has seen rising numbers of people coming to their sexual health clinics for testing. To help ease the pressure, an online service for the four core STIs has been developed. It has proved remarkably successful. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.