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What the manifestos say
Next government needs to invest in children's services
Joint open letter on social care
Torbay Council supporting the elderly through housing
LGA housing adviser funding secured Housing LIN consultants to carry out qualitative research on the housing aspirations of older people in Torbay.
Making Homelessness Strategies Happen
Making the most of our Private Rented Sector to tackle homelessness
Nottingham City Council wanted to explore how they could further utilise the private rented sector to discharge their homelessness prevention and relief duties. This case study is part of the LGA's Housing Advisers Programme.
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
Thriving economies conference, 27 November 2019
ADASS autumn survey – LGA response
“As this survey demonstrates, councils’ social care services are committed to ensuring adults of all ages have access to high quality care and support when they need it."
Haringey improving access to PRS accomodation for young adults
Haringey London Borough Council and Homes for Haringey, commissioned Neil Morland & Co to complete an options appraisal on accommodation options for under 35-year olds with no dependents residing with them. The project was completed during January – March 2018.
South Tyneside Council - The right place at the right time
South Tyneside remains committed to supporting our residents with the right support when they need it and to make the best use of resources to keep as many of their residents independent for as long as possible. Understanding the demands and pressures, the challenge the council faced was to translate this understanding into developing our Adult Social Care (ASC) Accommodation Strategy to meet housing and ASC needs over the next five years, designing new accommodation to meet those needs and developing new models of care.
London Borough of Bexley Council - Opening doors
This case study details the journey that London Borough of Bexley Council has been on in the design and tender launch of a new homelessness social impact bond (SIB) service. The technical support that we commissioned using the Housing Adviser Programme grant funding has been integral to this journey and offered the SIB expertise for devising the service outcomes, developing the operational model and advising on procurement. The £1.6 million SIB contract was awarded in September.
LGA and Health Foundation launch 'Shaping Places for Healthier Lives'
The Local Government Association (LGA) and the Health Foundation are inviting local authorities to bid for the new ‘Shaping Places for Healthier Lives’ scheme, which will look to support and promote innovative ways of tackling health inequalities by improving the conditions of where people are born, grow, live, and age in their local areas.
LGA responds to latest domestic abuse figures
“There needs to be a greater focus on prevention and early intervention measures to tackle the root causes, support more victims, and stop domestic abuse occurring in the first place."
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