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Design in the public sector case studies
Browse through our case studies for different examples of our Design in the public sector programme.
Adult social care relative needs formulas - LGA illustration (January 2020)
This LGA analysis provides an illustration of the impact of the proposed new adult social care relative needs formulas which are being considered for implementation in 2021/22 as part of the Government’s review of relative needs and responsibilities, commonly called the ‘Fair Funding Review’.
LGA responds to UCL report on children in care with SEND
“This report provides further evidence around the vital importance of inclusive schools and a properly funded SEND system."
NHS Funding Bill, Second reading, House of Commons, Monday 27 January 2020
The NHS does not operate in isolation. The commitment for increased funding for the NHS will only be maximised if there is an equivalent scale of investment in social care, public health and prevention services that both improve people’s health, wellbeing and independence and relieve pressure on frontline NHS services.
LGA responds to Government consultation response to the veterans strategy
“Veterans can face significant barriers to accessing services and tailoring them to meet their needs is vital to ensure they’re not left behind."
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report on emergency dementia admissions
“Every pound invested in council-run services such as social care helps to relieve pressure on other essential services like the NHS, keeping people out of hospital and improving their lives for the better."
LGA – give mainstream schools incentives to support pupils with special needs
Mainstream schools should be incentivised to take in more children with special needs, to ensure the country offers a more inclusive education system, say councils.
LGA responds to annual Children's Society report on childhood wellbeing
“Councils strive to make sure that every child gets the best start and is able to go on and live a healthy, safe and prosperous life, despite seeing more than 560 cases of children with mental health conditions every day – an increase of more than 50 per cent in just four years."
Unsung heroes | #CouncilsCan
Councils are full of unsung heroes, making a daily difference to residents' lives.
Children's care crisis: councils forced to overspend almost £800m on children's social care
Councils are in a unique position of being able to make the real and effective change needed locally that will ultimately help to solve some of the biggest problems the nation is facing and changing the lives of their communities.
Explaining Variation in Spending – Children’s Services
This report details an analysis by the LGA Research and Information team to try to explain why some councils spend more on children’s services per young person than others.
Achieving integrated care
The LGA and the Social Care Institute for Excellence have joined up to produce an accessible and practice resource that supports local systems in fulfilling their ambition of integration.
Councils boost school places but secondary crisis looms next year
“Councils need to be allowed to open new maintained schools and direct academies to expand. It makes no sense for councils to be given the responsibility to plan for school places but then not be allowed to open schools themselves. "
National Procurement Strategy: Delivering the Ambition - Initial Diagnostic Results
The report contains details of the main findings from the 2018 diagnostic assessment, examples of good practice whilst identifying some of the key areas for improvement for 2019/20.
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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.