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The councillor mentoring handbook

Councillor mentoring undertaken by our cohort of councillor peers is an important part of our Sector Support programme funded by the UK Government. Our councillor mentoring helps councils and councillors to receive the support they need to deliver services to the public as effectively as possible.

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Sport and leisure: promoting health and wellbeing through public services

This guide looks at the contribution public sport and leisure services make to promoting health and wellbeing to encourage communities to be active and how this can be achieved through working with a range of partners.

Maintaining our momentum: public health in local government

Maintaining our momentum: Public health in local government

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the transfer of public health from primary care trusts to local government. We speak to key figures closest to the reforms on what they think has worked well, what can be improved on and learnings to take forward for the future.

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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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Local Government Chief Executives' Development Framework: the foundations

The Local Government Association (LGA) and Solace are delighted to present the first Local Government Chief Executives’ Development Framework, as part of the LGA's Sector Support programme 2023/24, funded by the UK Government.

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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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 year in the LGA 2022-23

A year in the LGA 2022/23

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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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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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