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LGA and Women’s Aid: ‘Look out for signs of domestic abuse this Christmas period’
People need to look out for common signs of domestic abuse this Christmas with domestic abuse-related crimes representing a higher percentage of all crimes in December than the rest of the year, the Local Government Association and Women’s Aid warn today.
House of Commons debate, The role of local councils in levelling up, 8 December 2021
The anticipated Levelling-Up White Paper presents an opportunity to reset the relationship between central and local government and put councils at the heart of delivering the Government’s ambitious programme to improve opportunities in all parts of the country.
Broxtowe Borough Council: Reinventing Beeston Town Centre
Broxtowe Borough Council has launched a new mixed-use leisure development in Beeston, Nottingham. The development features an Arc Cinema Complex with plans in place for three new food and drink retail outlets and is aimed at bolstering the visitor economy and night-time economy to encourage people to live and work in Beeston. It is hailed as a model for the post COVID-19 revival of the UK’s town centres for playing its part in “community wealth building”.
The LGA Cyber Challenge
From January to March 2022 we will be piloting this new 'challenge' to encourage councils to explore their cyber security culture – sharing fresh perspectives in a safe, friendly and constructive environment. We are seeking expressions of interest from councils, councillors and council officers to take part in the challenge as participating councils or as peers.
LGA responds to Sport England’s new implementation plan for 2022-25
This is an exciting plan that will enable the right support and funding to be directed to places that need it most, in a collaborative and targeted way. This includes opening up funding opportunities for small community organisations which often play a vital role within their communities.
Public-private partnerships for growth, 2 December 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Promoting good health
To help ensure good take-up of health checks in Suffolk, workshops are held for people with learning disabilities and their carers explaining what the annual checks involve and how people can get registered for them. They are run by a team of peer educators who are people with learning disabilities themselves who have been trained by Ace Anglia.
Improving communication skills
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council funded a scheme for people with learning disabilities to develop social interactions and have fun through a community choir. The choir combines singing with Makaton, which uses signals, signing and speech, and also involves members getting involved song writing.
Health inequalities: Learning disabilities case studies
Councils play a key role in reducing the inequalities people with learning disabilities can face through commissioning services which develop their independence and communication skills and promote good health.
Providing an alternative to care home and supported housing
Lancashire County Council's Shared Lives scheme matches people with learning disabilities with families in the community so they can live in their home, becoming part of their family, developing independence and friendships, gaining confidence and new living skills.
Rotherham Council challenges the traditional model of community support for people with learning disabilities through working with social enterprise Community Catalysts on a project that supports local people to set up innovative new activities for people with learning disabilities, as well as supporting them to develop their own projects.
How flexible support is key to independent living
Oldham Council have commissioned KeyRing to provide flexible help through networks made up of 10 people with learning disabilities who are then supported by a community living volunteer and community enablers to help people gain independence and life skills.
Alleviating winter workforce pressures in adult social care
This is a rapid piece of work undertaken during October - November 2021 to compile a list of things that providers say could be most helpful in alleviating workforce capacity pressures this winter.
The National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference 2021
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