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a white page with a green title Local Government Association: Making the case for investing in homelessness prevention. Along the top sit the logos for Local Partnerships, the Treasury, the LGA and the Welsh Government. A green patterned banner sits along the bottom.

Making the case for investing in homelessness prevention

The LGA and Local Partnerships worked with Leeds and Cornwall Councils during 2022 to build a case for investment in homelessness prevention. The work included starting to develop a clearer understanding of what approaches have worked in homelessness prevention, how much they cost, what costs may have been avoided, and some of the benefits accrued by their implementation.

A white page with a pink bold title Local Government Association: Local Government Out of Area Placements.

Local government out of area placements guidance

Guidance setting out best practice and procedure on out of area placements in another local authority area within England. This applies to accommodation used to meet the duties set out in homelessness legislation, as well as when a local authority is supporting a child under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989, where this support includes provision of accommodation.

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2022 Local Government Workforce Survey

The Local Government Workforce Survey provides information on key elements of the workforce within local authorities in England.

Workforce
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Shared micromobility within the UK

As part of the LGA’s ongoing work to support local transport improvement and in particular decarbonisation, the LGA’s Economy, Environment, Housing and Transport Board commissioned this report exploring shared micromobility in the UK.

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Get in on the Act: Mental Health Act 2022

Information for councils to get ready for the Mental Health Act 2022.

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Cornerstones of Culture

The final report of the Commission on Culture and Local Government explores the contribution of local culture, the barriers it faces and the four cornerstones that are essential to a healthy local cultural ecosystem.

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The state of strategic relationships between councils and their local voluntary and community sector

The Local Government Association commissioned Locality to conduct research into the state of strategic relationships between councils and their local voluntary and community sector.

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Health and social care, integrated care and safeguarding adults

This report was funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and delivered by the Local Government Association (LGA) in association with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS). 

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What constitutes a safeguarding concern and how to carry out an enquiry

This paper reports on two workshops and conversations aimed at building confidence in defining and working with safeguarding concerns and enquiries as well as improving understanding and building confidence more broadly. 

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Local highways weather resilience survey 2022

The survey was conducted by the Local Government Association’s Research and Information team in October-November 2022 to gather information about local authorities’ plans and preparations in case of severe weather

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Build back local

To build back better, we must build back local.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.

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