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Councillor workbook: Finance for non-finance portfolio holders / cabinet members

This workbook has been designed to enable councillors holding a non-finance portfolio to better understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to the financial aspects of their role.

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Survey of confidence in adult social care reform

The results of the LGA's survey with council lead members for adult social care, assessing their levels of confidence in the upcoming adult social care reforms.

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Get in on the Act: The Local Government (Disqualification) Act 2022

This briefing outlines what the Act covers and how it will impact local government.

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Improving early education and childcare to ensure good outcomes for children

The LGA commissioned a literature review to examine and evaluate ‘what works?’ in relation to the delivery of good quality early years provision for all children accessing the early years childcare entitlements.

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Must Know: Children’s services

Is your council doing all it can to improve outcomes for children and young people? This document, specifically developed for chief executives, has been shaped by chief executives who are either former directors of children’s services or for other reasons have been closely associated with leading improvement journeys in council children’s services.

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How council library services can support children and families in the earliest years

In the spring of 2022, the Local Government Association commissioned consultant peers to review library services in eight councils, specifically with regard to how they worked to enhance the local early years offer and, in particular, support for speech, language and communication development.

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Care and support and homelessness: Top tips on the role of adult social care

These top tips, developed as part of the LGA and ADASS’s work with the Shared Outcomes Fund, seeks to support directors of adult social services and their teams, focusing on the role of social care in supporting people experiencing and recovering from homelessness.

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Hard to decarbonise social homes

This report examines the decarbonisation of social homes, looks at why some are harder to decarbonise than others and explores the changes required to make hard to treat social homes easier to decarbonise.

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LGA in Parliament 2021/22

The LGA in Parliament report highlights the breadth of services councils deliver and the depth of analysis the LGA provides as the national voice of local government.

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Performance management guide for local authority officers

This guide contains ideas, tools and approaches to help local authority officers to manage performance effectively, in collaboration with councillors.

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Build back local

To build back better, we must build back local.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.


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