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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.