February 2017

Use of resources: How do you know you are making the best use of scarce resources?

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24 February 2017

Lead members for adult social care are having to engage in a fundamental re-think about how they use their scarce resources to benefit the most vulnerable members of their communities.

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People, culture, place: the role of culture in placemaking

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24 February 2017

This publication contains 10 case studies where officer and political leadership has combined to develop innovative practice by using cultural activities to bring about positive changes to their places.

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People, culture, place - The role of culture in placemaking

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23 February 2017

There is now widespread acknowledgement of the importance cultural activity has on the lives of people, communities and places. In recognition of this, Local Government Association (LGA) and The Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA) have launched a new publication that highlights how councils are using culture to create a sense of shared identity and purpose in their areas, and to tackle their big issues of the day.

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Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs): How do you know if STPs are making a positive impact?

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22 February 2017

This ‘Must Know' for lead members focuses on the role for elected members in the STP process and what plans may mean for lead members and local communities at the time of publication.

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Suicide prevention: a guide for local authorities

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21 February 2017

It goes without saying each and every suicide that takes place is a tragedy. On average in England 13 people take their own lives every day. This affects their families, their friends and people they work and live with. For every death, another six to 60 people are thought to be affected directly.

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LGA position paper: principles underpinning good careers advice and guidance

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16 February 2017

This paper sets out what we would see as the five guiding principles underpinning a good careers system for all ages and the role we would like to see councils play.

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Don't be left in the dark | Devolution and mayors

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15 February 2017

The first mayoral elections will take place in May 2017. This short guide gives information on the role of combined authority mayors, what they will do and what this means for the residents they serve.

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Purdah: A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period

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14 February 2017

This guide provides advice and guidance on the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election and pre-referendum period. Updated February 2017 for May 2017 local elections. Updated March 2016 for May 2016 local elections. Updated April 2016 for June 2016 EU referendum Updated February 2017 for May 2017 local elections

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A councillor's workbook on bribery and fraud prevention

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14 February 2017

Elected members have a range of statutory and moral obligations to protect the assets of their authority and need to equip themselves with the knowledge to deal with enquiries and question from residents. This workbook has been designed as a learning aid for elected members.

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Providing challenge, supporting improvement: Being a peer as part of the sector-led improvement programme

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10 February 2017

Through its peer challenge programmes and other peer-led improvement support to councils, the LGA manages the deployment of over 3,000 peer days a year, delivered by hundreds of officers and councillors.

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