LGA on Restart report: Devolve employment support to councils
“People’s prospects for better employment post-pandemic could have been far improved if councils and devolved authorities had been able to take the lead, using their local knowledge, connections and expertise."
Providing men at risk of suicide with emotional support and advice with employment, housing, and financial difficulties.
The Hope service provides psychosocial and practical support for men aged 30–64 who are at risk of suicide, advising them in relation to any money, employment, benefit, or housing problems they may identify.
In August 2022 the LGA and PCH’s Digital Switchover Working Group conducted a readiness survey to gauge councils’ position on awareness, planning, and implementation of the Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN).
Housing Advisers Programme Evaluation Survey research report, November 2021
The Housing Advisers Programme (HAP) is run by the Local Government Association (LGA) and is intended to support councils seeking to innovate in meeting the housing needs of their communities. It aims to be simple, flexible and locally led.
Birmingham plan to test their powers to influence the upstream, social and economic determinants of health to shift towards a healthier food and physical activity economy and environment through planning powers and apprenticeships and employment training
Pennine Lancashire Consortium of local authorities: Year 3 Q2 update
Pennine Lancashire Consortium of Local Authorities plan to test planning powers to restrict food retailers that do not offer healthier options and test a range of levers to incentivise existing retailers to improve their offer, whilst supporting elected members and community grassroots movements.
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: Year 3 Q2 update
Bradford Council will harness the potential of Islamic Religious Settings (IRS) and their communities as levers to tackle the cultural, and structural drivers of ethnic inequalities in childhood obesity in Bradford.
Nottinghamshire County Council plans to build on their broader whole system approach around the community food environment, to develop food skills, access and support for families with children in the early years.
Lewisham plans to test their powers to restrict advertising of products high in fat, salt or sugar and utilise unsold advertising space to promote tailored local health promotion campaigns co-designed with the community.
Governance checklist for fire and rescue authorities
The questions posed in this guide provide a high-level, quick reference checklist that FRA members can use to consider all aspects of their governance role. It is based around a set of internationally recognised good governance principles developed by International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and suggests how each might be addressed by FRA members.