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Evaluation of sector-led improvement: commercial skills training phase 2

This report forms part of the Local Government Association (LGA) evaluation of sector-led improvement. It provides an overview of feedback from participants who attended the LGA/Institute of Directors (IoD) commercial skills training programme in 2017, gained through a series of in depth telephone interviews.

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Sector-led improvement in public health: progress and potential

The case studies in this publication show the innovations that can be achieved by local areas collaborating within regions on health issues that can best be tackled at scale.

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Evaluation of sector-led improvement: Data analysis report

This report forms part of the Local Government Association (LGA) evaluation of sector-led improvement. It provides a quantitative assessment of sector performance and how this has changed since 2009/10.

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Duty to refer: an opportunity to cooperate to tackle homelessness

In this report we hope councils and their partners will find useful advice for best meeting the duty to refer responsibilities, along with examples of what genuine cooperation looks like from within England and Wales. 

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Local leadership and accountability for children and young people's mental health and wellbeing services

We want all our children to have bright futures. Key to that is ensuring that they have the emotional resilience and tools to make good choices, overcome challenges and move confidently towards where they want to be in adulthood. The current system cannot deliver that – so how can we ensure that it does?

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Supporting innovation and transformation

Our innovation and transformation offer outlines the programmes and improvement support we are offering to councils in 2018/19.

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Adult social care funding and integration survey research report July 2018

The adult social care funding and integration survey was conducted by the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Research and Information Team

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One Public Estate: application window now closed

£15 million funding boost to enable the public sector to work together to support building new homes

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FIRST Magazine Survey report of findings: May 2018

Results of a survey of readers’ views on first magazine and firstonline, the LGA’s membership magazine, published in print monthly. The survey sought feedback from readers on the magazine’s current content and possible future developments.

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Early Years Provision: survey results June 2018

Results from a survey of local authorities that explored recent changes by central government to both funding and policy in the early years sector. The survey focused in the cap on central spend, maintained nursery schools, early years entitlements, provision for disadvantaged children and early years practitioners.

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