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LGA responds to adult social care reform white paper
Health inequalities hub
LGA responds to HIV Action Plan
Libraries and Literacy: a new cross-local authority approach to the Summer Reading Challenge, 1 December 2021
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Responding to the publication of the Government’s white paper on adult social care reform, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
Our health inequalities hub explores different themes in detail, shining a spotlight on case studies from councils across the country and exploring how COVID-19 exacerbated existing health inequalities.
LGA responds to ONS figures on deaths of people homeless
"We need a cross-departmental government plan to tackle homelessness with long-term investment in prevention and services to support economically vulnerable people and households to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place."
Zero carbon Manchester
In our webinar ‘Climate change: what next for local authorities?’, Manchester City Council set out the communications work it is undertaking to help make Manchester a zero carbon city by 2038.
"Extra funding towards this target is helpful but more is needed if we are to truly scale up across the whole of local government."
Must know: Is your council doing all it can to improve mental health?
Mental health problems are on the increase, with a rising demand on services and increasing complexity of need. This was happening before COVID-19, but the pandemic has undoubtedly made the situation worse. Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health and need to continue to invest in this to ensure good mental health in their communities.
Inclusion at the National Children and Adult Services Conference 2021
The LGA continue to work with our membership, our partners, people who draw on adult social care and organisations that represent them to meet joint ambitions around continual improvements to representation, co-design and coproduction in our work on adult social care.
LGA responds to ‘Children in crisis’ report
"Councils want to work with government on a child-centred, cross-government pandemic recovery plan which offers the very best future for children and families."
Climate change communications – what next for local authorities? 17 November 2021
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Promoting good health
To help ensure good take-up of health checks in Suffolk, workshops are held for people with learning disabilities and their carers explaining what the annual checks involve and how people can get registered for them. They are run by a team of peer educators who are people with learning disabilities themselves who have been trained by Ace Anglia.
Improving communication skills
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council funded a scheme for people with learning disabilities to develop social interactions and have fun through a community choir. The choir combines singing with Makaton, which uses signals, signing and speech, and also involves members getting involved song writing.
Health inequalities: Learning disabilities case studies
Councils play a key role in reducing the inequalities people with learning disabilities can face through commissioning services which develop their independence and communication skills and promote good health.
Providing an alternative to care home and supported housing
Lancashire County Council's Shared Lives scheme matches people with learning disabilities with families in the community so they can live in their home, becoming part of their family, developing independence and friendships, gaining confidence and new living skills.
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