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).
South West: Increasing Uptake of PrEP in Under-served Groups
Councils across the South West have pooled budgets to carry out research into why certain groups are not coming forward for the HIV-preventative treatment PrEP. The findings of the exercise are now being used to run a social marketing campaign which will be tailored towards those groups and individuals who are least likely to come forward to access PrEP. PrEP is a pill which prevents infection with HIV by stopping the virus from replicating.
East Riding: a Clinic on Wheels - the Importance of Outreach Work
In East Riding a mobile sexual health clinic has been established, allowing staff to take services direct to where people are. It forms part of a multi-pronged approach to reach out to local people, especially the young. PrEP is a pill which prevents infection with HIV by stopping the virus from replicating.
Portsmouth: Creating a Network of Contraception Champions
Portsmouth’s sexual health workforce has been upskilling frontline staff from other services to have healthy conversations about sexual health and in particular pregnancy planning. Staff including midwives, health visitors and social care workers have all received tailored training. PrEP is a pill which prevents infection with HIV by stopping the virus from replicating.
Doncaster: Engaging Sex Workers and Other Hard-to-reach Groups
Doncaster’s sexual health provider Solutions4Health has enjoyed great success in engaging sex workers after creating an outreach sexual health nurse post last year. PrEP is a pill which prevents infection with HIV by stopping the virus from replicating.
Staffordshire, Stoke and Telford and Wrekin: the Benefits of Joint Tendering and Economies of Scale
Commissioners from Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent and Telford and Wrekin councils worked together to jointly tender for sexual health and HIV services. The move has had a variety of advantages, allowing the three areas to benefit from economies of scale and better partnership working with each other and the provider for the benefit of the patients. PrEP is a pill which prevents infection with HIV by stopping the virus from replicating.
Women across Liverpool have easier access to a range of services, including contraception, thanks to a network of clinics, hubs and pharmacies. It has ensured that no woman in the city is more than a 15-minute walk from a contraception service. PrEP is a pill which prevents infection with HIV by stopping the virus from replicating.
Bedford, Central Beds and Milton Keynes: How the Pandemic Has Driven Innovation
Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and the City of Milton Keynes, have introduced new ways of working by embracing digital technologies and other innovations deployed during the pandemic to improve access to all the services provided from STI testing to contraception. PrEP is a pill which prevents infection with HIV by stopping the virus from replicating.