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A connected society: A strategy for tackling loneliness

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.

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Delivering value through the apprenticeships programme – NAO

The National Audit Office has reviewed the Government's programme of apprenticeship reform and found a risk that the drive to increase the number of apprenticeships is being done at the expense of delivering value for money. This CSN briefing looks at the NAO report.

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Creating walking cities

It is now widely recognised that walking has a key role to play in addressing many of the serious public health concerns facing cities. This briefing summarises a range of reports on walking and looks at examples of what is being done to create places which are attractive for pedestrians.

England & Wales
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Education Services Grant – DfE Consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation, Savings to the Education Services Grant for 2015-16, on how local authorities and academies can achieve savings to the Education Services Grant (ESG) for 2015-16. This follows the announcement made in the June 2013 Spending Review that £200 million savings (around 20%) will be needed to…

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Health, public health and social care round up: September 2017

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. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.

England & Wales

Insurance for Royal Wedding street parties: are councils right?

According to The Daily Telegraph, David Cameron will take councils to task today for imposing “unnecessary conditions” on Royal Wedding street parties. The PM is reported to be “angry” that some councils are refusing to close streets and demanding that people take out public liability insurance. The PM’s right that some councils can be unduly…

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Radicalisation: Common Select Committee report and its implications for local government

The Prevent programme has always been contentious. A recent report from the Home Affairs Select Committee examines the strategy and recommends a more sophisticated approach to identifying the factors which instigate radicalisation and the measures it takes to tackle this. The role of local authorities is considered in this briefing.

England & Wales

Labour – the road to 2015

In the first of a series covering the policy development of the main political parties, the LGIU has provided its members with a detailed briefing on the Labour Party’s policy development feeding into its manifesto for the 2015 General Election. Mark Upton provides a few highlights.

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Health, public health and social care round up: July 2013

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. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the…

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