Adult social care lead member development

The LGA provides a range of resources for portfolio holders to assist them to meet the challenges of their demanding role.

Leadership development events for lead members

Induction Session for adult social care lead members and health and wellbeing board chairs

10.30 – 15.00, Thursday, 23 June 2022 

Venue: Local Government Association, 18 Smith Square, London SW1P  3HZ 

Aimed at new chairs of health and wellbeing boards and new portfolio holders with responsibility for adult social care and health, this free induction session will brief you on the current policy issues, look at the challenges for high profile leadership roles, and relate these to your local context. As well as hearing from a range of participants across the health and care system, you will hear about further support on offer for you and have plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking.  For more information and to make a booking please contact

National children and adult services conference

Organised by  ADASS, the LGA and ADCS, this annual conference is aimed at those with responsibilities for car and health, children's services, education, and related fields. The 2022 National Children and Adult Services Conference will be taking place on 2 – 4 November in Manchester and will include keynote and ministerial addresses, plenary sessions by system leaders, and opportunities to hear about innovation and for networking.

Care and health support offer for councils

The Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) support offer is designed to help local leaders transform social care, health and integration, and lead health improvement and prevention locally, with free and specific support available to local leaders.

Must Knows

The Must Knows are a long-standing free downloadable web-based source of information on the key issues facing portfolio holders such as integration, prevention and resources. They explore questions and challenges in key areas in health and adult social care from a member perspective and are updated on a rolling basis.

Bespoke support

Lead members can also access peer mentoring; again contact your principal adviser.

Leadership of and lobbying on care and health, integration and prevention

More information on the LGA's work to support leadership of place is available via:

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