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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
‘Greater focus on health inequalities could be lasting legacy of pandemic’
An interview with Dr Melanie Smith, Director of Public Health, Brent Council
‘The response of colleagues, partners and public has been phenomenal’
An interview with Jennifer Connolly, Director of Public Health, Stockport Council
Political leadership: Mole Valley District Council
Actions taken by Mole Valley District Council after changes to their administration following two elections.
Political leadership: Plymouth City Council
Plymouth City Council's officers have experience of preparing for changes that may arise in the political administration of the council.
Political leadership: Chelmsford City Council
The 2019 election results were a surprise for everyone including the MP. Many felt the change was a response to national issues.
The online abuse of elected women representatives, House of Commons, 20 April 2021
Our sector-led improvement offer includes a series of programmes, campaigns and toolkits to help our membership encourage and support women, and those from other underrepresented groups, to run for political office.
Asset-based public health – shifting evidence and practice
Jane South and Jude Stansfield
Asset-based approaches in local authorities: the Wigan experience
Cllr Keith Cunliffe is Deputy Leader of Wigan Council and Portfolio Holder Adult Social Care and Health. Professor Kate Ardern iis Director of Public Health at Wigan Council.
Asset-based approaches in local authorities: the Oldham experience
Author Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE is Chief Executive, Oldham Council, Accountable Officer NHS Oldham CCG
Asset-based approaches in local authorities: the Leeds experience
Lisa Keenan is Enterprise Development Manager at Leeds City Council and Mick Ward is Chief Officer, Transformation and Innovation, Adults and Health at Leeds City Council. This case study is an example of the practical use of asset-based approaches in communities.
Resilience as a major asset to improve population health and wellbeing: a summary of studies and international experiences
Emily Hughes Ziglio, LLM Law; MA Criminology and Erio Ziglio, Honorary Professor, Health University of Applied Sciences, Tyrol, Austria; Faculty Member of MCI - Management Centre Innsbruck, Austria; Visiting Professor, GCU -Glasgow Caledonian University in London, UK; Former Head, European Office for Investment for Health and Development, World Health Organisation, European Region.
Power, politics and community assets
Jennie Popay is Distinguished Professor of Sociology & Public Health, Division of Health Research, Faculty of Health & Medicine at Lancaster University.
COVID-19 and safeguarding adults: resource pack
These resources were collected between March and December 2020 to support safeguarding work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information was compiled initially through a ‘safeguarding issues grid’, in response to issues raised by Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) Chairs, SAB Managers, Principal Social Workers and others regarding safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Place-based partnership working
Viola Cassetti is an anthropologist and public health researcher at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield.
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