Tackling the fragmentation of the sexual health system
In Derby and Derbyshire, local government, the NHS and voluntary sector organisations have set up a partnership to encourage innovation and new ways of working in sexual health. The approach is helping to tackle some of the problems caused by the fragmentation of the system.
Blackburn with Darwen People’s Jury on the Climate Change Crisis
Meeting over 30 hours between September and December 2022, the Jury heard from commentators on the causes and consequences of climate change and elected to hear more on education and communication, housing and transport.
Using behavioural insights to encourage energy efficiency
A trial delivered through social media ads directed people to information on loft insulation, testing two approaches with varying messages. The trial showed that roof imagery and social norm messaging were most effective at encouraging people to read further information on loft insulation.
LGA starts discussions on assurance framework for local government
The Local Government Association has begun to work with the sector, professional associations, and other groups to map the different elements which currently provide assurance of the performance of local government, in the interests of clarity and transparency and to help understanding of how they all fit together.
This follows a recommendation from the LGA’s recent corporate peer challenge.
Improvement and assurance framework for local government
We aim to map the various elements that provide assurance of the performance of local government and to demonstrate how they all fit together. We hope that this framework will be useful both for councils and the public.