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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.
East Sussex: fighting mental health stigma at the front door
East Sussex County Council consists of coastal areas with multiple deprivations (despite the county overall being relatively affluent) and there is also fluctuation in the demand for mental health services.
Oxfordshire: voluntary and community sector response to transition
Response are the largest third sector provider of mental health and wellbeing services tailored to young people in Oxfordshire. In partnership with six voluntary and community sector providers, Response came together to develop the Mental Wealth Academy.
Camden: inspiring transitional care for young people
Camden has developed Minding the Gap, delivered by a partnership between the council, the CCG and the voluntary sector, to improve the mental health of young people aged 16-24.
Must Know: Integrated health and care - How do you know your council is doing all it can to promote integration to improve health and social care outcomes at a time of change?
This Must Know includes examples of health and care systems that have focused on developing strong partnerships both across the system at integrated care systems (ICS) level and in place-based partnerships and updates the 2020 Must Know on integration.
A local path to net zero – video transcript
Councils want to work as partners with the Government, businesses and communities to tackle and adapt to climate change, and deliver the UK’s net zero target by 2050 or sooner.
LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report into supporting those with dementia and their carers
"Social care has been on the frontline throughout the pandemic and it is disappointing that no additional funding to address existing pressures on care and support have been provided in the Spending Review."
LGA responds to Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee report into local government and net zero
"It is absolutely crucial that councils are at the forefront of the national response to climate change and we need the Government to work in partnership with local authorities to continue shaping local areas and help to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner."
Supporting children and young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing
The following case studies stand as examples of good practice, success stories and promising initiatives in supporting young people with their mental health.
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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.