Publications

Filter by topics
- All -
Filter by support type
- All -
Your search returned 522 results
Thumbnail

Police and crime commissioners – A guide for councils

This guide: explains what the role of police and crime commissioners will be sets out what they mean for community safety partnerships looks at the implications for partnerships of PCCs commissioning community safety services examines the role and responsibilities of police and crime panels.

Thumbnail

Local Healthwatch: LGA offer of support and development

Local authorities have a significant role to play in being proactively supportive of the aims and ambitions of Local Healthwatch and in being seen to be supportive of it at both a strategic level and at the ‘frontline'. This briefing details the Healthwatch LGA offer of support and development, and how we will work with authorities to gather and share good practice.  

Sector-led improvement
Thumbnail

Engaging in commissioning - a practical resource for the culture and sport sector

Resource pack jointly produced by the Local Government Association, Sport England, Arts Council England (ACE) and the Chief Culture and Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA).

Thumbnail

10 questions to ask if you're scrutinising services for looked-after children

This guide, revised in 2012 aims to provide clear and succinct the key issues to cover in a scrutiny review of corporate parenting.

Thumbnail

Fire safety in purpose-built flats

The LGA led work commissioned by Government to develop this sector-led guidance on fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats, which was written by experts in the field of fire safety.

Thumbnail

Developing effective local Healthwatch

Within the context of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 a number of key sectors have come together to provide effective leadership and support for the successful implementation of local Healthwatch (LHW).

Sector-led improvement
Thumbnail

Enterprising councils: getting the most from trading and charging

With the new General Power of Competence being introduced following the Localism Act, councils will have a greater degree of freedom to trade and charge. This will allow them to think innovatively about new products and services and how to offer existing services more cost effectively.

Thumbnail

Ripe for reform: the sector agrees, now the public expects – A guide to the care and support white paper

The Local Government Association (LGA) has long campaigned for reform of our care and support system and we believe we are edging closer to seeing real, tangible change for the better. The forthcoming white paper will be the next important milestone on this journey and we want to use its publication to continue building the momentum for reform.

Thumbnail

Empowering communities: making the most of local assets – A councillors' guide

In communities across the country we know that local people are concerned about losing locally-valued assets and associated services – from inner-city community centres to village pubs and post offices.

Thumbnail

Building successful Healthwatch organisations

Local authorities are responsible for commissioning Healthwatch and are embracing this challenge with increasing energy and enthusiasm. The case studies in this report are intended to provide a flavour of some of the good work and innovative practice-taking place.

Sector-led improvement