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Celebrating 175 years of Directors of Public Health

Blog post from Councillor David Fothergill celebrating the achievements of Directors of Public Health and where it all started in 1847 when Liverpool became the first city in the world to appoint an officer of health.

Celebrating 175 years of Directors of Public Health

Debate Not Hate: Council toolkit

Get involved: Councils can gain access to a suite of Debate Not Hate resources and templates.

Debate Not Hate: Council toolkit

Council guide to tackling modern slavery

This revised modern slavery guidance provides an overview of modern slavery and the UK framework for tackling it, and provides targeted sections for officers working in different council services to help them understand their specific responsibilities.

Council guide to tackling modern slavery

What is good health?

Blog post from Councillor David Fothergill on the importance of focussing on generating good health rather than concentrating on sickness and illness to improve our communities.

What is good health?

Community-based mental health and suicide prevention interventions for men – learnings and evidence from Cheshire and Merseyside

Like many areas, reaching and engaging middle aged men in suicide prevention activities is an important objective for the Champs Public Health Collaborative. The Collaborative commissioned Everton in the Community and Edge Hill University to conduct an evaluation of funded projects and a rapid evidence review of the effectiveness of these interventions. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.

Community-based mental health and suicide prevention interventions for men – learnings and evidence from Cheshire and Merseyside

Sign up to our bulletin

Keep up with the latest care and health news, with the Partners in Care and Health bulletin.

Sign up to our bulletin

'Transforming Public Procurement' programme and the Procurement Bill – update and guidance documents

Following the appointment of a new Cabinet Office ministerial team, dates for the resumption of the Procurement Bill’s passage through the House of Lords have now been confirmed. Committee stage sittings were held on Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 October 2022. The Bill will now pass to the report stage, followed by the third reading stage, before moving to the House of Commons later in the autumn.

'Transforming Public Procurement' programme and the Procurement Bill – update and guidance documents

LGA responds to NAO air quality report

“For their part councils are doing what they can to address this issue. This includes creating more clean air zones, installing clean air monitors in pollution hotspots, encouraging more cycling and walking in their communities and electric vehicle charging infrastructure to make air cleaner for our children and grandchildren."

LGA responds to NAO air quality report

LGA responds to latest children in need statistics

“It is absolutely vital that the Autumn Statement ensures that children’s services are adequately funded so councils can meet this rising demand and ensure children and their families get the support they need, as soon as they need it."

LGA responds to latest children in need statistics