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Housing Advisers Programme prospectus

The Housing Advisers Programme has been designed to help councils meet the housing need of their local area. Flexible and locally-led, the new programme funds an independent expert for up to 20 days, providing bespoke support to a local authority project to deliver homes, reduce homelessness, or generate savings or revenues.

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Stepping up to the place: facilitated integration workshop - integrated finance module

We have worked with the Chartered Institute for Public Finance Accountants and other key partners to develop a tool to support health and care systems with understanding and progressing their financial arrangements for integrated health and social care services.

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Adult social care risk self-assessment workshop and action planning

Building on positive feedback from the sector, the LGA commissioned a refresh of the risk awareness self-assessment tool in 2016; and is now offering councils (and system partners) the option of an external, independently facilitated workshop to undertake the self-assessment along with local senior system leaders.

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Housing our homeless households

The LGA’s report Housing our homeless households responds to rising concern amongst local authorities about the increasing homelessness pressures being faced across the country.

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Work Local - Our vision for Employment and Skills

We have one of the most centralised employment and skills systems in the developed world. Different central government departments and their agencies are directly responsible for employment and skills policy, design, funding and oversight. Local areas have little ability to influence priorities, funding or delivery.

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Councillors' perceptions of sustainability and transformation partnerships

Our survey results strongly support the messages we have been hearing for months – STPs are largely excluding councillors from the STP planning process.

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Work Local - Our vision for an integrated and devolved employment and skills services - full report

Across the country, there are significant employment and skills challenges which we believe the fragmented national system is at best failing to address and, at worst, contributing to.

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Growing places: building local public services for the future

This paper sets out how local government stands ready to meet the challenges of a changing world - and lays out the resources and shifts in thinking that will be needed to make this happen.

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A year in the LGA 2016-17

For our members, 2016/17 was another difficult one with unprecedented challenges on finance, housing and social care. Councils are also facing opportunities and challenges from Britain’s exit from the European Union.

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National technological and digital procurement category strategy

This IT Procurement Strategy has been developed and is owned by local government to be used to assist and promote value for money, economic growth, wider service delivery and social value.