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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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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.

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Sustainability of Right to Buy

While Right to Buy has helped thousands of families into home-ownership, the rules governing the scheme and the Housing Revenue Account have not enabled councils to replace those homes which are desperately needed in so many parts of the country.

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Meeting the health and wellbeing needs of young carers

Being a carer takes its toll on a young persons education, physical health and emotional wellbeing. What can councils do to tackle these inequalities?

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Councillor workbook: commissioning services

In a business transformation process, the councillor's role is to challenge current practices and seek to effect changes that will meet the needs of your community more effectively and efficiently.

Councillor development
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Corporate Peer Challenge Programme Annual Report 2017/18

The Corporate Peer Challenge continues to be an effective tool at the heart of the LGA’s Sector-Led Improvement (SLI) programme.