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Must Know: Treatment and recovery for people with drug or alcohol problems

The purpose of this guide, developed in partnership with Public Health England, is to raise awareness about drug and alcohol related harms and empower councillors by providing an introduction to treatment and recovery services, key considerations, signposting to useful resources, as well as any questions you need to ask to support effective decision making.

Applying behavioural insights to improve COVID vaccination uptake

Applying behavioural insights to improve COVID vaccination uptake: a guide for councils

This publication focuses on the work councils can undertake to improve vaccine uptake.

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Public health annual report 2021: rising to the challenges of COVID-19

This report looks at what public health has helped to achieve and what could have been done better during COVID-19. It also looks to the future and the significant organisational changes ahead of us.

Loneliness and Covid

Loneliness, social isolation and COVID-19

The Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) have jointly produced this practical advice for Directors of Public Health and others leading the local response to the loneliness and social isolation issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.

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A glass half-full: 10 years on review

The asset-based approach sees citizens and communities as co-producers of health and wellbeing; promotes community networks, relationships and friendships as a way of providing mutual help and support; and, most importantly, empowers communities to control their futures and create tangible resources for themselves.

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Very High Alert Level (Tier 3) Regulations

Enforcement advice for local authorities.

Changes to local authority powers and duties

Health protection, adoption and fostering, early years, children’s homes and postponed elections resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020

Social determinants of health and the role of local government

Social determinants of health and the role of local government

The examples and case studies detailed in this report express the opportunities for health improvement and what has already been achieved.

Councillor workbook: Health in All Policies and COVID-19 COVER

Councillor workbook: Health in All Policies and COVID-19

The workbook is designed to prompt reflection, insight and to identify actions to improve practice and support your work in adapting your approach to population health and the council’s public health resource in the context of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 outbreak: reset and recovery - councillor guidance

In terms of the approach to recovery, it absolutely remains the case that councils will play the leading role in this work in their areas.

Councillor development