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Adding extra years to life and extra life to those years: local government guide to healthy ageing

The population is ageing. Over the last 10 years the number of people aged over 65 in England increased by a fifth – that’s nearly 1.7 million extra older people.

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Public Health Perceptions Survey

In November 2017 the LGA conducted a survey of lead members of public health in England to capture the thoughts of local leaders on public health delivered by their local authority.

Research
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Weight management survey: February 2018

The LGA and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) invited directors of public health (DsPH) to take part in a survey about local authority commissioned weight management.

Research
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Planning positively through partnership

We hope the case studies included in this publication provide inspiration to all those with a shared interest in ensuring that the aspirations and needs of people and communities are at the centre of our collective efforts to deliver new, high quality development.

Corporate Peer Challenge Programme Annual Report 2016/17

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

Peer challenges
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Using digital technology to improve the public's health: a guide for local authorities

In an era of constrained budgets, it is clear making the most of digital technology is essential. It can drive efficiency and deliver value for money in a multitude of ways as well as benefiting the health and wellbeing of individuals.

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Don't be left in the dark: children and young people's mental health

An overview of the challenges facing mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people.

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LG Inform: a benchmarking data service for councils and fire and rescue services

LG Inform presents up-to-date published data about your local area and the performance of your council or fire and rescue service. It can help you to review and compare performance with other authorities using data that is updated quickly after publication at source.

Data and transparency
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Public Spaces Protection Orders: Guidance for councils

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), introduced in 2014, sit amongst a broad range of powers and tools to help tackle anti-social behaviour locally. PSPOs are aimed at ensuring public spaces can be enjoyed free from anti-social behaviour.

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Sector-led improvement for public health, prevention and early intervention

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