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A whole household approach to young people’s mental health: A ‘must know’ guide for local councillors

This guide sets out the vital information local leaders need to know about supporting young people’s mental health. A whole household approach to young people’s mental health recognises the important roles that parents, carers or siblings can play in supporting young people’s mental health.

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Being mindful of mental health - the role of local government in mental health and wellbeing

This report explores how councils influence the mental wellbeing of our communities and how council services, from social care to parks to open spaces to education to housing, help to make up the fabric of mental health support for the people in our communities.

Care providers and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

The LGA, NHS England and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) have published this briefing paper for members of care providers' boards. This is aimed at supporting providers to apply the MCA in the right way and to help ensure that the legal rights of those who may lack capacity are upheld and that the individual is at the heart of decision-making.   

Care providers and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

The LGA, NHS England and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) have published this briefing paper for members of care providers' boards. This is aimed at supporting providers to apply the MCA in the right way and to help ensure that the legal rights of those who may lack capacity are upheld and that the individual is at the heart of decision-making.   

Dementia friendly communities: guidance for councils

An executive summary of the guidance on dementia friendly communities for councils has also been produced by the LGA and Innovations in Dementia:

Dementia friendly communities: guidance for councils

An executive summary of the guidance on dementia friendly communities for councils has also been produced by the LGA and Innovations in Dementia:

Mental Capacity Act 2005: a brief guide for providers of Shared Lives and other community services

The LGA, NHS England and the Care Provider Alliance have published a guide to the Mental Capacity Act. This is aimed at supporting care providers providing community services.  

Mental Capacity Act including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This improvement tool has been has been developed throughout 2014/15 with funding from the Department of Health and support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS).

Mental Capacity Act including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This improvement tool has been has been developed throughout 2014/15 with funding from the Department of Health and support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS).

Mental Health Crisis Concordat

This joint Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS) research project was carried out between July and November 2014.

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