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What the manifestos say
Next government needs to invest in children's services
Joint open letter on social care
Making Homelessness Strategies Happen
Future Accomodation Needs in Havering
A report was commissioned by Havering’s Joint Commissioning Unit to understand the current needs and pressures across Children and Adults social care services and estimate the future accommodation needs for looked after children, care leavers, and children and adults with disabilities. This case study is part of the LGA's Housing Advisers Programme.
Christmas shoppers warned against dangerous, fake toys
Christmas shoppers are being warned to avoid buying fake and potentially dangerous toys which can contain toxic materials, damage hearing and pose choking or strangulation hazards.
Productivity Experts case studies
LGA responds to Sport England's 'Active Lives Children and Young People' report
“Alongside other partners, councils have also made good progress in improving children’s health, from health visitors supporting new parents to weight management services."
LGA responds to Age UK report on social care delayed transfers of care
“Our own analysis show that thanks to the hard work of councils’ social care teams, the NHS has seen delayed transfers of care attributable to social care fall by more than half a million over the past two years."
Collaboration and cooperation: sexual and reproductive health commissioning
Examples of councils that have led the way in commissioning sexual health services.
Public health, prevention and health improvement
The LGA is working with Public Health England and the Association for Directors of Public Health to deliver sector-led improvement activity for public health, prevention, and early intervention.
Sector-led improvement in 2018/19
This paper reports on the progress of the sector’s improvement programme for 2018/19.
LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner’s report on children in care
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the Children’s Commissioner’s annual Stability Index for children in care.
LGA responds to latest tuberculosis figures
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to new figures, published today by Public Health England, showing a 44 per cent decline in the number of people in England with tuberculosis between 2011-2018.
Council Housing 100
LGA responds to Home Affairs Committee report on serious youth violence
Cllr Morris Bright, Vice Chairman of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, reponds to a Home Affairs Committee report on serious youth violence.
Approaches to managing the night-time economy
A resource for councils looking at ways to strengthen and improve the management of the night-time economy.
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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.