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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: Campaign toolkit

Our new toolkit outlines different ways councils and councillors can support the Debate Not Hate campaign objectives and take action.

Debate Not Hate: Campaign toolkit

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

Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 18 November 2022

The LGA wants to see a locally-led fully funded oversight and enforcement regime for exempt accommodation within a strengthened national regulatory framework. This should include a requirement for all exempt accommodation providers to be Registered Providers. This will ensure that councils’ responses can be tailored to the challenges they face and the contexts of local housing markets and demand.

Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 18 November 2022

LGA responds to Autumn Statement

“Councils want to work with central government to develop a long-term strategy to deliver critical local services and growth more effectively. Alongside certainty of funding and greater investment, this also needs wider devolution where local leaders have greater freedom from central government to take decisions on how to provide vital services in their communities.”

LGA responds to Autumn Statement