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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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
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Devolution: a road map

This road map from the LGiU outlines how political devolution to English local government can be achieved as a means of strengthening local economies and improving public services.

England & Wales
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Public Service Mutuals

This guide provides an overview for councillors and officers in local government with an interest in or considering ‘spinning out’ their internal service teams into an external mutual organisation, and for councillors scrutinising existing mutuals.

England & Wales
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Planning, Health and Wellbeing

This guide summarises the available guidance that has been published to support the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG). It pulls together a number of briefings that the LGiU has published since winter 2013.

England & Wales
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The state of care in counties

This is the final report of the inquiry by the County APPG that looked at health and social care integration. The report was produced by the LGiU and the County Councils Network (CCN).

England & Wales