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Viewpoint: Pick up self help reading from local libraries

There has been a major step change in the way in which public libraries can make a difference to the health and well being of local people. In this guest viewpoint the Reading Agency's Debbie Hicks discusses the innovative 'Books on Prescription' scheme.

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LGiU C’llr Achievement Awards are open for nominations!

The LGiU is delighted to announce that the 2014 Annual C’llr Achievement Awards, supported by CCLA, are now open for nominations. Back for a fifth year, the C’llr Awards are the only national awards ceremony to recognise and reward the outstanding work of councillors from across the political spectrum.

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Viewpoint: What does ‘prevention’ mean?

Olivia Field, Advocacy Assistant at the British Red Cross, explains why confusion over the term 'prevention' means health and wellbeing boards are failing to include low-level preventative services in their care strategies. The draft care bill offers an opportunity for clarity.

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Viewpoint: Betting shops are a growing problem, so let’s work together to solve it

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling writes for LGiU on the growing problem of betting shops on our high streets The high speed, high stakes casino gaming machines in betting shops now constantly in the news have been described as “the crack cocaine of gambling”, and evidence suggests they are the most addictive form of gambling…

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Viewpoint: how councils can raise standards in the private rented sector

This month the LGiU and the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) launched a new report focusing on the relationship between local authorities and the private rented sector (PRS). House Proud: how councils can raise standards in the private rented sector, used original research to identify examples of best practice and make a series of recommendations for…

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Leadership on Probation

The probation service relies on partnerships between agencies, which have to tackle multiple problems. Without local leadership and coordination there is a real risk that these partnerships will not materialise. There are some cases of good practice to learn from. The Isle of Wight’s council has set up a partnership with its prisons and provides…

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Helping self-helpers

Nottinghamshire County Council recently launched their new advice service for older people planning their own long-term care funding. It demonstrates the importance not only of innovative new services, but also of innovative new communication strategies.

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