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.


'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.

Must knows for lead members of adult social care


Leadership development events for lead members

Induction event for new local leaders

For those new to a leading role in a health and care system, a free induction session will brief attendees on current key issues, outline leadership challenges from a range of speakers across the system, and provide plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking. The next event will be held in June 2019 at the LGA in central London. For more information please contact paige.edwards@local.gov.uk

Leadership essentials

These free two day residential sessions are an opportunity to discuss key leadership challenges, to share experiences and actively learn from each other. The next event will be held on 5 and 6 November 2019 at the Warwick Business School Conference Centre, Coventry. For more information and to make a booking, please contact grace.collins@local.gov.uk

National children and adult services conference

Organised by the ADASS, the LGA and ADCS, this annual conference is aimed at those with responsibilities for or interests in social care, children's services, education, health and related fields. The conference includes keynote and ministerial addresses, plenary sessions by system leaders, and opportunities to hear about innovation and for networking.


Leadership of integration, improvement and prevention

Local system leadership is required to achieve priorities for health improvement across local partnerships. More information on the LGA's work to support leadership of place is available via:


Current issues

Keep up to date on via a monthly electronic bulletin on Health, adult and social care and ageing.

Regional lead member networks are supported in various different models across the country. The free-to-attend meetings serve as unique support to members in sharing good practice and in discussing current issues in adult social care. Contact your principal adviser for more information.

Bespoke support: lead members can also access peer mentoring; again contact your principal adviser.