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Tackling gambling related harm - a whole council approach

Tackling gambling related harm: A whole council approach

This publication provides an overview of problem gambling, and how councils can begin to try to help local residents who are impacted by it.

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Work health and growth - a guide for local councils

Work, health and growth: A guide for local councils

This briefing provides local councillors with a strong business case to improve work and health and economic growth outcomes in their local council. The focus is on supporting people to stay in work; helping people return to work; and helping people who are not in work to find employment.

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A cover page reading Make It Local: Local government's vital role in addressing economic inactivity with the LGA and Make It Local logos in the top corners

Make It Local: local government's vital role in addressing economic activity

The LGA commissioned Shared Intelligence to research and review national and local opportunities in tacking economic inactivity both place-based and support for people.

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Establishing modern slavery risk assessment and due diligence in adult social care – a commissioning officer’s guide

This guide is aimed at commissioning officers and managers within local authority adult social care teams.

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A maturing approach to children’s services improvement

A maturing approach to children’s services improvement: updating the key enablers of progress

The LGA commissioned the Isos Partnership to work with councils and their partners to understand the key enablers and barriers to sustained improvement in Children’s Services.

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An introduction to archives for councils

Archives hold the unique and irreplaceable story of organisations, businesses, communities and individuals across the country. The National Archives, as archive sector lead in England, has written this reference guide to help councils better understand what archives are, why they are so important, and where to go for further information.

LGA at the Green Party Conference: 6 - 7 October 2023

The LGA's publication for the Green Party Conference taking place in Brighton.

Front cover of NGDP council information pack 2023 to 2024

National Graduate Development Programme - council information pack

National Graduate Development Programme 2023/24: Council information pack

A councillor's workbook on scrutiny

A councillor's workbook on scrutiny

This workbook has been designed to provide councillors with insights and information on the 'overview and scrutiny' function of councils to support them in their role as councillor.

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LGA in Parliament 2022/23

The LGA in Parliament report highlights a vital part of our role as the voice of local government, working with parliamentarians as we seek to inform debates, the scrutiny of legislation that affects local government, and shape the reports of select committees and All-Party Parliamentary Groups.

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Make It Local

To deliver priorities for the public the Government needs to #MakeItLocal

Make It Local

By the start of 2025, we will have had a general election. This is a moment of opportunity.


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