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LGA responds to Lords Adult Social Care Committee report: A “gloriously ordinary life’’

Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Board said: “This excellent report could be a blueprint for the way forward for adult social care and we fully support the central message that social care should be seen as a “national imperative”. The positive framing of social care and the core focus on people who draw on care and support is particularly welcoming.

LGA responds to Lords Adult Social Care Committee report: A “gloriously ordinary life’’

Cornerstones of Culture

This publication is the final report of the Commission on Culture and Local Government, exploring the contribution of local culture, the barriers it faces and the four cornerstones that are essential to a healthy local cultural ecosystem.

Cornerstones of Culture

Cornerstones of Culture

The final report of the Commission on Culture and Local Government explores the contribution of local culture, the barriers it faces and the four cornerstones that are essential to a healthy local cultural ecosystem.

Cornerstones of Culture

Debate Not Hate: Campaign toolkit

Our new toolkit outlines different ways councils and councillors can support the Debate Not Hate campaign objectives and take action.

Debate Not Hate: Campaign toolkit

Debate Not Hate: Council toolkit

Get involved: Councils can gain access to a suite of Debate Not Hate resources and templates.

Debate Not Hate: Council toolkit

School teachers' pay 2023

This page brings together all the information you will need in relation to school teachers’ pay in 2023/24. The LGA provides the secretariat for NEOST (National Employers Organisation for School Teachers).

School teachers' pay 2023

Section three: Barriers

Despite the significant value of local publicly funded culture in supporting thriving places and communities in the context of our national recovery, there are some notable barriers which prevent it from achieving its potential.

Section three: Barriers

Section two: Why invest in local culture?

Society is facing an array of major global challenges: the pandemic, climate change and cost-of-living crisis. All these issues play out in a local context and shape our communities and the organisations who serve them.

Section two: Why invest in local culture?

Podcast transcript (Nudges for Social Good) – Cheshire East Council: using behavioural insights to improve men's mental health

Transcript of episode 15 of our behavioural insights podcast – Nudges for Social Good – in which Katy Ellison and Carys Ward of Cheshire East Council discuss their behavioural insights trial which focused on improving men’s mental health during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Podcast transcript (Nudges for Social Good) – Cheshire East Council: using behavioural insights to improve men's mental health