The integration of health and social care services has been a hot-button issue for several years now. This briefing looks at some examples of community led care and how local authorities can support the replication and scale-out of such initiatives.
In October 2018 the Government launched its first loneliness strategy which sets out a social prescribing approach to tackle loneliness in England. We look here at the strategy and the role of local government in implementing it.
The needs of neglected adolescents in the care system can be overlooked. Ofsted with the Care Quality Commission and the police and prison inspectorates have reviewed local practice for supporting older children finding the need for coordinated support for this often forgotten group.
Efforts are being made to better understand and to regulate the environment of ‘fake news’ in an increasingly poisonous and potentially dangerous political environment. Intervention is needed at government and at international level. A government White Paper is expected during the next six months. What issues should it address?
Private renting, homelessness, universal credit and the Letwin review of housebuilding all feature in this month's housing and planning roundup. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering the leasehold system, regulation in Scotland, and classifying second homes as holiday lets.
What progress has the government made towards its fiscal targets? We look here at the economic outlook as set out in the OBR’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook and at public spending announcements in Budget 2018, including those relating to housing, productivity, taxes, and welfare.
The Commons Education Committee has reviewed at the half-way stage the England Apprenticeships: Vision for 2020 and has found quality and social justice issues need addressing urgently.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
This swift read considers how the public service measures in the budget meet the funding needs described in CIPFA's recent Performance Tracker. It is the second of three LGiU Budget 2018 briefings.
The government promised legislation to tackle domestic abuse in England. What will it look like? The Home Affairs select committee suggests the government needs to go significantly further than it intended and calls for stronger action from local government and other agencies for an increasingly common and dangerous crime.