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Forget What You Think You Know... about climate action
LGA responds to adult social care reform white paper
Health inequalities hub
Health and Care Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 7 December 2021
The LGA broadly supports the Bill’s focus on improving the health and wellbeing of the population through greater integration between NHS organisations and between the NHS and local government. We also support the duty on the integrated care board (ICB) and all local authorities within the integrated care system (ICS) to have regard to the integrated care strategy in making decisions.
The LGA Cyber Challenge
From January to March 2022 we will be piloting this new 'challenge' to encourage councils to explore their cyber security culture – sharing fresh perspectives in a safe, friendly and constructive environment. We are seeking expressions of interest from councils, councillors and council officers to take part in the challenge as participating councils or as peers.
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Katie Goodger, explores what is needed to fulfil the COP26 Glasgow Pact and what else could have been added so communities could go further and faster on climate action.
Libraries and Literacy: a new cross-local authority approach to the Summer Reading Challenge, 1 December 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
Responding to the publication of the Government’s white paper on adult social care reform, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
Our health inequalities hub explores different themes in detail, shining a spotlight on case studies from councils across the country and exploring how COVID-19 exacerbated existing health inequalities.
Health and Care Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, 22 November 2021
We are strongly in favour of the duty to engage with patients, carers and representatives. We have committed to work with the Government, NHS, local government and patient and public voice organisations, to produce clear guidance to support local health and care systems to work in partnership with their communities.
Armed Forces Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 23 November 2021
Armed Forces serving personnel, veterans, reservists and their families are valued members of our communities. All councils have signed the voluntary Armed Forces Covenant and are fully committed to honouring their obligations to those who have served their country.
House of Lords debate, Leaseholders and Building Safety, 25 November 2021
The LGA welcomes the introduction of the Building Safety Bill and the Fire Safety Act. We believe these important pieces of legislation will strengthen the building safety system in the UK, especially in relation to new buildings. It is, therefore, an important step in the right direction.
Must know: Is your council doing all it can to improve mental health?
Mental health problems are on the increase, with a rising demand on services and increasing complexity of need. This was happening before COVID-19, but the pandemic has undoubtedly made the situation worse. Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health and need to continue to invest in this to ensure good mental health in their communities.
Inclusion at the National Children and Adult Services Conference 2021
The LGA continue to work with our membership, our partners, people who draw on adult social care and organisations that represent them to meet joint ambitions around continual improvements to representation, co-design and coproduction in our work on adult social care.
LGA responds to ‘Children in crisis’ report
"Councils want to work with government on a child-centred, cross-government pandemic recovery plan which offers the very best future for children and families."
Climate change communications – what next for local authorities? 17 November 2021
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Promoting good health
To help ensure good take-up of health checks in Suffolk, workshops are held for people with learning disabilities and their carers explaining what the annual checks involve and how people can get registered for them. They are run by a team of peer educators who are people with learning disabilities themselves who have been trained by Ace Anglia.
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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.