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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
LGA responds to the children's society's report on mental health
“Councils want to be in a position to help every child become resilient and mentally well."
Bright Futures: getting the best for 30 years
Our new plan builds on Bright Futures’ successes and focusses our efforts for the coming year.
Communications and Parliamentary Network, 19 November 2019
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives glossary
Improving transition from children to adult mental health services
For the LGA, good mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults is an absolute priority. Councils have responsibilities for children’s mental health through their children’s and public health services, as well as their role on health and wellbeing boards and as local system leaders.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives FAQs
LGA responds to social prescribing research
“Locally-led, targeted interventions and facilities, such as museums, libraries, leisure centres and parks, have a major role to play in helping communities to become creative and physically active."
Local Government Challenge 2020: Meet the contestants
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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.