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Healthy weight, healthy futures: local government action to tackle childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century. At the start of primary school one in 10 children are obese and by the end, that has increased to one in five.

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LGA in Parliament 2017/18

The LGA works with a network of parliamentary supporters, including our Vice-Presidents (those with a strong interest in the work of local government who champion its causes in Parliament), to promote positive change and public service reform.

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Sustainability of Right to Buy

While Right to Buy has helped thousands of families into home-ownership, the rules governing the scheme and the Housing Revenue Account have not enabled councils to replace those homes which are desperately needed in so many parts of the country.

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Meeting the health and wellbeing needs of young carers

Being a carer takes its toll on a young persons education, physical health and emotional wellbeing. What can councils do to tackle these inequalities?

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Councillor workbook: commissioning services

In a business transformation process, the councillor's role is to challenge current practices and seek to effect changes that will meet the needs of your community more effectively and efficiently.

Councillor development
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Corporate Peer Challenge Programme Annual Report 2017/18

The Corporate Peer Challenge continues to be an effective tool at the heart of the LGA’s Sector-Led Improvement (SLI) programme.

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Councillor workbook: councillor/officer relations

This workbook takes a ‘broad principles’ look at councillor/officer relations.

Councillor development
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Communications strategy 2017/18 - 2019/20

This strategy will form the basis of all of the LGA's communications activity over the next three years.

Communications support
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Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: May 2018

This report outlines the nineteenth set of results in a series of regular Local Government Association (LGA) public polls on resident satisfaction with local councils, conducted every four months