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Councils taking charge: a comprehensive approach to supporting a smokefree future

Councils taking charge: A comprehensive approach to supporting a smokefree generation

These case studies describe the efforts of local councils working towards a smokefree future for their communities.

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Evidence-led approaches to tackling rough sleeping in rural communities – local authority practice guide in bold green writing

Evidence-led approaches to tackling rough sleeping in rural communities: Local authority practice guide

The Rural Homelessness Counts coalition, co-ordinated by English Rural Housing Association, the Local Government Association and the Centre for Homelessness Impact worked to establish a working group of local authority housing leads to identify emerging practice and develop new data-led solutions to rural rough sleeping.

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A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period

This guide provides advice and guidance on the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election period.

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A councillor's workbook on handling complaints for service improvement

Part of your role as a councillor is to support your residents by directing them to appropriate resources and channels for complaints, and to provide representation where appropriate.

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BCF Support Programme - Insight and learning report: Scoping Diagnostic Report

Better Care Fund Support Programme: Scoping diagnostic support - insight and learning report

The following report sets out key themes drawn from insights gathered through the Better Care Fund Support Programme Scoping Diagnostic work with several local systems in Spring/Summer 2023.

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A councillor's workbook on facilitation and conflict resolution

As a community leader, you can play a pivotal role in keeping close to your residents and understanding their needs, views and concerns.

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Regulatory services and net zero: mapping local levers

This interactive document has been designed to support councils in mapping the levers local regulatory services they have at their disposal to help deliver net zero ambitions.

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A councillor’s workbook on effective councillor/ officer relationships

This workbook has been designed as a distance learning aid for local councillors. It forms part of the suite of Local Government Association (LGA) resources intended to provide councillors with insight and assistance into the key skills and knowledge required to be an effective councillor.

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Seven principles for safer canvassing: A guide for councillors and candidates

This guide outlines seven principles for safer canvassing and provides some helpful, practical hints for canvassers.

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LGA plan 2022-2025 updated 2023

LGA business plan 2022–2025

This business plan sets out our priorities to promote, improve and support local government.

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Make It Local

To deliver priorities for the public the Government needs to #MakeItLocal

Make It Local

By the start of 2025, we will have had a general election. This is a moment of opportunity.

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