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Twenty-first Century Councils

This toolkit has been developed to help councils create the underlying policies, procedures, ethos and environment that encourages and empowers women, parents and carers to become local councillors and take on leadership positions.

Culture-led regeneration achieving inclusive and sustainable growth

Culture-led regeneration: achieving inclusive and sustainable growth

The LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board commissioned this guide to see how cultural-led generation can be done, so councils across the country can look at examples that work for them and possibly do something similar.

Breaking the cycle of youth violence COVER

Breaking the cycle of youth violence

Councils are, in many ways, just at the beginning of this journey to curb violent crime with growing evidence that the key is a ‘public health approach’ – treating it as a disease that can be cured. By working together with our local partners we can make a difference.

Get in on the Act: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 COVER

Get in on the Act: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018

The Bill completed its parliamentary stages on 16 October 2018 and received Royal Assent, becoming law on 1 November 2018.

System wide care and health peer challenge COVER

System wide care and health peer challenge flyer

A system wide care and health peer challenge involves a small team of peers spending time at a care, health and wellbeing system to provide challenge and share learning.

What happens if your children's services are judged inadequate by Ofsted? COVER

What happens if your children's services are judged inadequate by Ofsted?

As lead member you hold political responsibility for the leadership, strategy and effectiveness of council children’s services and will work closely with the director of children’s services (DCS) who carries the professional accountability.

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Councillor workbook: engaging with young people

This workbook has been designed as a learning aid for councillors to assist them with the effective engagement of young people and the organisations representing them within their ward.

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Support for care and health leaders

Our range of leadership development events, workshops, and publications will help you transform your local systems.

Shaping healthy places: exploring the district council role in health COVER

Shaping healthy places: exploring the district council role in health

This publication presents case study examples showing how district councils have improved the health of their local areas.

New Conversations 2.0 - LGA guide to engagement

New Conversations 2.0 - LGA guide to engagement

The resources in this report support the basic, statutory aspects of engagement, focusing on consultation. It explores best practice, legal requirements, and the pre-emptive steps you can take to get engagement around decision-making right.