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Fit for and during pregnancy: A key role for local government

Whether it is supporting stopping smoking, encouraging healthy eating, protecting good mental health, or delivering universal or targeted health visiting services or simply working closely with the NHS - councils have a significant role to play.

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A Better Start: supporting child development in the early years

This guide sets out concisely the reasons that the early years are so essential to future outcomes and wellbeing.

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Self care: councils helping people look after themselves

Self care is about giving people choice and control by helping them to decide how best to protect, maintain or improve their health and wellbeing.

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Sector-led improvement in 2018/19

This paper reports, at the half year stage, on the progress of the sector’s improvement programme for 2018/19.

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A councillor's guide to civil emergencies

Civil emergencies take many forms and advance planning and preparation is vital.

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Permitted Development Order Survey 2018

The survey was conducted in June-July 2018 in order to develop an accurate evidence base on the impact of new permitted development rights. The results will inform the LGA’s lobbying and advocacy work, and be used in discussions with Ministers about the changes, and the possibility of further widening permitted development rights.

Research
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Winter weather survey 2018

The Winter Weather Survey 2018 was conducted in October 2018 to gather information about local authorities’ plans and preparations in case of severe weather, to help the LGA’s lobbying of central government and to highlight the scale of authorities’ efforts.

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LGA Business plan 2018/19

Our vision for local government is one of a vibrant local democracy, where powers from Westminster and Brussels are devolved to local areas, and citizens have a meaningful vote and real reason to participate in civic and community life.

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Care and Health Improvement Programme: Integration support offer for health and care system leaders

Our support spans every step of the journey towards developing a fully integrated health and care system.

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Building a movement through partnership

The country’s need for new housing – in the right places and at the right price – has become greater as the housing crisis has continued. OPE therefore puts a special emphasis on freeing-up land for house building, alongside other objectives of better services and efficiencies.