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Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: Round 23

Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: June 2019

The twenty third set of results in a series of regular LGA public polls on resident satisfaction with local councils.

Research
homelessness guidance

Procedures for referrals of homeless applicants to another local authority

Referrals are discretionary only. Housing authorities are not required to make inquiries as to whether, for example, an applicant has a local connection with another district and, where they decide to do so, there is no requirement to refer applicants to another authority if the conditions for referral are met. Authorities may have a policy about how they may exercise their discretion.

Employer Standards

Employer Standards impact assessment report

The Standards for employers of public health teams in England set out expectations of good employers who want to enable all their public health staff to work effectively. The Standards were published in 2018 after a wide consultation across the public health system in England and are owned and maintained by the Local Government Association (LGA). This project aimed to evaluate their impact, one year on.

Research
Collaboration and cooperation: sexual and reproductive health commissioning

Collaboration and cooperation: sexual and reproductive health commissioning

Examples of councils that have led the way in commissioning sexual health services.

Public health, prevention and health improvement

Public health, prevention and health improvement

The LGA is working with Public Health England and the Association for Directors of Public Health to deliver sector-led improvement activity for public health, prevention, and early intervention.

SLI19

Sector-led improvement in 2018/19

This paper reports on the progress of the sector’s improvement programme for 2018/19.

Licensing Act 2003 - Councillor’s handbook (England and Wales)

Licensing Act 2003 - Councillor’s handbook (England and Wales)

Licensing makes a fundamental contribution to how our communities develop, live, work and relax. With the right tools, councils can use licensing to significantly improve the chances of businesses and residents moving to an area, whether in the heart of London or in a more rural district.

Approaches to managing the night-time economy

Approaches to managing the night-time economy

A resource for councils looking at ways to strengthen and improve the management of the night-time economy.

Must know: tobacco control

Must know: tobacco control

Comprehensive tobacco control is the best thing a local authority can do for public health.

Councillor development
Councils can COVER

Councils Can: 2019 conference paper

This paper sets out the case for a New Localism Settlement for England that empowers councils, as the democratically elected leaders closest to their communities, to take on greater responsibilities for their places.