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Combined authorities – collaboration on housing and planning

This report looks at how combined authorities have used their powers, resources and partnerships to achieve enhanced outcomes in housing and planning and how they are working with their constituent authorities to deliver these.

Climateee

Climate emergency - fire and rescue services

This report provides a basis for having local conversations about adaptation and mitigation, as well as providing comments and case studies from a range of organisations and programmes working on the issue.

ASC

The lives we want to lead - towards change, towards hope

With the new Government’s first Budget just days away, and with the Prime Minister promising to ‘fix social care once and for all’, this short publication sets out the main issues that we believe need to be addressed to ensure that people can live the lives they want to lead, and the kind of action we want to see from Government.

Adaptions

Meeting the home adaptation needs of older people

Councils want their residents to live in safe, affordable, good quality homes. We recognise that housing is a key component of health and care and the foundation upon which people can achieve a positive quality of life.

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Cultural strategy in a box

Culture is who we are. It is our heritage and future. It is how we live our lives and express our identities. It is art, music, film, fashion, design, even gaming. But it is much more: it is what defines us and how we are changing. For local authorities, culture can be viewed as part of the glue that brings and keeps our communities together.

Gloomy accomodation

Tackling modern slavery: A guide for landlords

The Home Office estimates that there are around 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK. There could be many more.

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Councillor workbook: handling complaints for service improvement

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

Councillor development
Nudges for social good: practical tips and learning from the LGA's behavioural insights programme

Nudges for social good: practical tips and learning from the LGA's behavioural insights programme

Useful hints, reminders and examples which other councils can use when implementing their own behavioural insights projects.

Efficiency and income generation
Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework Project Summary Report 2018/19 COVER

Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework Project Summary Report 2018/19

The Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework (MSPOF) was developed to provide a means of promoting and measuring practice that supports an outcomes focus and person led approach to safeguarding adults. 

Winter weather survey 2019 COVER

Winter weather survey 2019

The Winter Weather Survey 2019 was conducted in October 2019 to gather information about local authorities’ plans and preparations in case of severe weather, to help the LGA’s lobbying of central government and to highlight the scale of authorities’ efforts.

Research