Publications

We have an extensive catalogue of publications - research reports, long read articles, toolkits and best practice guidelines - that stem from our work with our member councils and other collaborations. Most publications are free to read and download as PDFs but you do need to be logged in to the website. Please sign in or set up an account if you don't already have one (this is free of charge). A few publications are for members only.

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Financial sustainability

This guide outlines different approaches that can be employed to put council run services on a sustainable financial footing.

England & Wales
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Devolution: A State of the Nation

For all the focus on Europe, it could be devolution that is the critical constitutional change of our era. Andrew Walker looks in depth at the prospects for radical change in local government.

England & Wales
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Key to Care, one year on

One year on from the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce, our report card looks at the 11 recommendations from the report and the state of home care at the moment.

England & Wales
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Resilience in Practice

This policy paper looks at what resilience means for local authorities and argues that for resilience to really work it should be built on a partnership between local institutions, communities and citizens.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Care and continuity: Contingency planning for provider failure

This practical guide to developing contingency and continuity plans in order to deal with the interruption or failure of social care providers, was developed on behalf of ADASS, the Department of Health and the LGA.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Project resilience

Project resilience is intended to stimulate a debate about resilience in the 21st century that puts local democracy at the heart of the concept.

England & Wales