This report identifies congestion as a serious problem for economic development, quality of life and public health. It also identifies the steps that innovative councils have taken to reduce congestion and its impacts.
Drug-related deaths are rising and are a major concern to councils and our health partners. Deaths have increased sharply over the past five years and are now at their highest levels since records began.
The RIFT approach means the council are open and transparent in how they assess service quality and also supports the development of positive relationships with providers.
It helps the council identify risks and makes best use of time on visits to provider settings, as well as providing information to support and inform commissioning decisions.
Designed as a distance learning aid for local councillors, the workbook should provide you with some pointers on how to develop a style and approach that you are comfortable with, and that enables you to be most effective in your day to day duties.
The PLDO includes a range of political leadership development programmes to support and develop councillors, to help ensure that local politicians are more confident and capable; well-equipped and well-supported to make a difference.
This survey was conducted by the LGA's Research and Information team between 16 June and 5 July 2017, on behalf of the LGA and Public Health England, in order to better understand the use of naloxone across local authorities, and to demonstrate how it is considered by local authorities as part of their response to drug-related deaths.