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Towards a health weight: local government action to improve children's health

Towards a healthy weight: Local government action to improve children’s health

Local councils across the country are embracing a variety of innovative strategies to promote children's healthy weight. These case studies offer valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with promoting children’s healthy weight at the local level.

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Top tips and key actions for successful collaborative partnership working across mental health services

These top tips, and key actions, have been co-developed to support effective collaborative partnership working in the planning and delivery of community mental health services. They recognise that every heath and care system will experience challenges in relation to partnership working given the statutory and cultural differences of organisations working across the mental health pathways and that there will be different arrangements to frame local partnership working, including for example a Section 75 agreement.

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Reducing restrictive practice

The aim of this document is to provide a briefing for commissioners of social care services for people with a learning disability and autistic people, on the recognition of restrictive practices and the requirements for social care providers to work towards reducing their use of restrictive practices. It also explains the Care Quality Commission (CQC) requirements that when arranging training on the use of, and reduction in, restrictive practices, social care providers must use accredited trainers, and explains what this involves. It is relevant for services for all ages, where they are registered and inspected by CQC.

Getting under the bonnet: NHS Health Checks

Getting under the bonnet: Implementing the NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is a national programme commissioned by local councils that measures a range of risk factors. These case studies highlight how councils are working with the NHS to deliver health checks for their communities.

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The Case for Home-Based Intermediate Care, Better Care Fund Support Programme

The case for home-based intermediate care

Getting people home from hospital or helping them maintain their independence in their own home for longer are long-held policy goals; they also underpin the Better Care Fund policy and support programme, as well as the Local Government Association’s integration vision.

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Learning from the Care Quality Commission pilots for principal social workers

Principal social workers (PSWs) have a key role to play in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) local authority assessment process. We've commissioned this publication to summarise the experiences of PSWs involved in the pilots and help other PSWs to prepare.

Ordinary residence guide for Care Act and Mental Health Act responsibilities

Ordinary residence guide: Determining local authority responsibilities under the Care Act and the Mental Health Act

This guide is aimed at supporting local authorities and other organisations with the task of determining ordinary residence and applying the concepts of ordinary residence.

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Councils taking charge: a comprehensive approach to supporting a smokefree future

Councils taking charge: A comprehensive approach to supporting a smokefree generation

These case studies describe the efforts of local councils working towards a smokefree future for their communities.

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BCF Support Programme - Insight and learning report: Scoping Diagnostic Report

Better Care Fund Support Programme: Scoping diagnostic support - insight and learning report

The following report sets out key themes drawn from insights gathered through the Better Care Fund Support Programme Scoping Diagnostic work with several local systems in Spring/Summer 2023.

Engagement with the tobacco industry: guidance for local government

Engagement with the tobacco industry: Guidance for local government

This publication is relevant to all local government officers and elected representatives who may be approached to interact with either the tobacco industry or people who have affiliations with the tobacco industry.

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