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Enterprising councils: supporting councils’ income generation activity

During these tough times, interest in commercial activity – both improving internally delivered services and establishing new delivery models – continues to grow.

Efficiency and income generation
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LG Inform: a benchmarking data service for councils and fire and rescue services

LG Inform presents up-to-date published data about your local area and the performance of your council or fire and rescue service.

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Future Comms best practice guide

Councils must develop a different and closer relationship with their communities as the delivery of public services moves towards collaboration, empowerment and prevention.

Communications support
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A new Local Government Mutual

Councils currently spend hundreds of millions of pounds on insurance nationally.

Efficiency and income generation
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Family Front Door: Smart information-sharing portal

Working with local partners, Worcestershire County Council has developed a smart, mobile-responsive, information-sharing ‘professionals portal’ that builds an accurate multiagency picture of children and their families and supports the county’s Family Front Door initiative, which provides a single referral pathway for accessing council and partner support services.

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Moving the conversation on - our narrative

This paper is the very start of our campaign ahead of the Spending Review. We have published a series of papers, commissioned by LGA boards, which start the new thinking around building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government as well as laying out the positive outcomes this would deliver for the country. You can also find papers regarding:  

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A sustainable adult social care and support system for the long term: moving the conversation on

Ahead of the green paper on the future of adult social care, we are publishing a series of think pieces where sector experts address issues at the heart of the debate to help define what a system fit for future generations might look like.

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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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Building a movement through partnership

The country’s need for new housing – in the right places and at the right price – has become greater as the housing crisis has continued. OPE therefore puts a special emphasis on freeing-up land for house building, alongside other objectives of better services and efficiencies. 

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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.