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The Local Government Association is the national voice of local government in England, representing around 350 local authorities. It is led by a Board of elected councillors, supported by officers. Alongside its policy and communication and representation functions, it also provides support to local authorities to improve. Social care for both children and adults is an important part of this support. 

Areas of Intervention

  • Social care, health and integration
  • Adult social care
  • Mental Health
  • Public health
  • Social justice and safeguarding
  • Older adults
  • People with long term care needs
  • People with a Learning Disability and Autistic People
  • Supporting carers                         
  • Children and young people
  • Homeless

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Working on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government.
  • We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems.
  • Provide a coordinated approach to sector-led improvement across local government, helping local authorities continue their own improvement journey, access key resources and support and contribute to the improvement of local government as a whole.
  • Provide support across a range of programmes based on what works for improvement: a strong, representative political and managerial leadership and workforce, support and challenge from one’s peers, the ability to benchmark performance against others, use of comparable data and the sharing of good practice.
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