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Must know: youth services COVER

Must know for youth services

Councils have a statutory duty to “secure, so far as is reasonably practicable, sufficient provision of educational and recreational leisure-time activities for young people” and to make sure young people have a say in the local offer.

Homelessness Reduction Act Survey 2018 - survey report COVER

Homelessness Reduction Act Survey 2018 - survey report

In November 2018 the LGA conducted a survey of councils to gather information on their experience of the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) since its implementation.

Research
Community Cohesion 10.3 front cover

Building cohesive communities

Cohesive communities are about more than just preventing or addressing unacceptable behaviour and hate crime.

Supporting young parents to reach their full potential COVER

Supporting young parents to reach their full potential

Councils have a major role in ensuring your parents get the help they need, whether it is through the services they commission or deliver. Health visitors, family nurse partnerships, early years, children’s centres, youth services and the voluntary sector all have a key role to play.

Public health transformation six years on: partnerships and prevention

Public health transformation six years on: partnerships and prevention

In 2019, despite the huge financial constraints facing public health and councils overall, public health teams have continued to do an excellent job across the whole spectrum of activity.

Health Visitors Health Study front cover

Health visiting: giving children the best start in life

The health visiting service plays a crucial role in giving children the best start in life and councils have embraced the opportunity to make a difference in this key development stage.

housing revenue account cap removal publication cover

Housing revenue account cap removal

The LGA believes it is well-placed to develop a sector-led offer that can help councils to deliver the new homes that their communities need.

Nudges for social good: practical tips and learning from the LGA's behavioural insights programme

Nudges for social good: practical tips and learning from the LGA's behavioural insights programme

Useful hints, reminders and examples which other councils can use when implementing their own behavioural insights projects.

Efficiency and income generation
Beyond Hackitt: protecting the vulnerable in the years ahead COVER

Beyond Hackitt: protecting the vulnerable in the years ahead

We are coming to the end of a period of intense activity in the fire and rescue sector, but one common factor remains unchanged – our sector’s dedication to protecting the vulnerable, whether locally or nationally, from fire or from other danger.

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.