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Southampton: Creating women-friendly substance misuse services

In Southampton the substance misuse provider Change Grow Live has worked hard to tailor its services to women. This includes setting up women-only groups and offering support and treatment in different locations around the city.

Southampton: Creating women-friendly substance misuse services

Suffolk: Supporting women with learning disabilities with sexual and reproductive health

Suffolk is embarking on a year-long project to improve the sexual and reproductive health support that women with learning disabilities receive. It will involve a series of workshops, which will then be turned into videos to improve the knowledge and experience of women from this community.

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Suffolk: Supporting women with learning disabilities with sexual and reproductive health

Swindon: Providing support to women who leave prison

Swindon Borough Council’s public health team has worked with the two organisations which provide in-reach services into prisons to develop a new residential rehab pathway for women when they leave a prison estate.

Swindon: Providing support to women who leave prison

Southend: Supporting the health needs of female street-based sex workers

A drop-in clinic has been established for street-based sex workers in Southend, providing them with access to mental health and sexual health workers and a nurse prescriber. It is part of a wider strategy that has been developed to provide better support to this community of women.

Southend: Supporting the health needs of female street-based sex workers

Manchester: Developing a bespoke weight management offer for south Asian women

The Manchester Healthy Weight Strategy identifies Black and Asian residents as being a cohort particularly at risk of obesity. So, after noticing low uptake of weight management support among South Asian women, Manchester City Council has helped to fund a programme specifically targeting them.

Manchester: Developing a bespoke weight management offer for south Asian women

Public Audit Forum consultation on Practice Note 10 2022: LGA response

The practice note includes a lot of technical detail that is primarily written for auditors and we have not previously commented on its content, or on recent consultations on changes to it. The reason we feel the need to comment this time is not because we have concerns over the approach taken by the Public Audit Forum to date, but because local audit is currently in crisis, and we would welcome any action that can be taken to help provide solutions that can alleviate the effects of the crisis.

Public Audit Forum consultation on Practice Note 10 2022: LGA response