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Councillor Briefing pack: Resilient Communities

Topic specific briefing packs providing guidance and advice to councillors on how preparing for a changing climate can help achieve wider local priorities.

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Working with business to improve the health of our communities: case studies

This resource describes how public health in a number of councils has started to use the opportunities of a local government setting to improve health and wellbeing.

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Councillor Briefing pack: Healthier Communities

Topic specific briefing packs providing guidance and advice to councillors on how preparing for a changing climate can help achieve wider local priorities.

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Tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): a councillor’s guide

Councils have a key role to play when it comes to safeguarding children and protecting them from harm. This guide is designed to provide councillors with an introduction to FGM, provide some background on the national policy context of what is being done to reduce FGM and how councils can contribute to it.

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Councillor Briefing pack: Sustainable Housing

Topic specific briefing packs providing guidance and advice to councillors on how preparing for a changing climate can help achieve wider local priorities.

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Local authority schemes supporting people towards work

Local authority schemes supporting people towards work

This report, commissioned by the LGA and published by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), examines how a sample of councils, working with local partners, designed and delivered schemes to provide one-to-one mentoring, training, work placements and apprenticeships.

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A councillors' guide to tackling new psychoactive substances

Growing numbers of councils have been calling for greater powers to tackle the sale of new psychoactive substances (NPS), also known as ‘legal highs'.

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Mental Capacity Act 2005: an easy read guide

The Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme (JIP) and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) have produced some guides for providers about the Mental Capacity Act. Alongisde these they have published this easy read guide about the Mental Capacity Act.

Taking stock: Where next with sector-led improvement?

Three years ago, alongside the abolition of the previous top down inspection regime, the LGA published "Taking the lead" setting out an approach to improvement in local government which had been developed and agreed with councils.

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Growing in the community (second edition)

This second edition has been published in response to the widespread renaissance in allotment gardening that has taken place since the first edition was published.

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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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