Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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Supporting council improvement – 2022/23 highlights

This year in review of the programmes that made up our sector support offer in 2022/23 provides a snapshot of the ways we supported councils to improve, develop leadership, make data-informed decisions, share notable practice, and – in so doing – build capacity and capability in local government.

Cyber Unpacked

The LGA has developed a series of short explainer videos on cyber security topics, created specifically for non-technical members of staff in councils.

NSPCC’S Young People’s Board for Change: What can we do to develop a mental health system that works for children?

This independent article from Lola, a young person involved with NSPCC’S Young People’s Board for Change is part of the LGA children and young people's mental health think piece series. This independent piece from Lola's own personal experience explores of the mental health system explores what can we do to develop a mental health system that works for children?

Bespoke workforce support

Workforce team provides council chief executives and leaders with expert workforce advice and guidance to help develop tailored solutions to meet workforce needs.

Digital switchover and scams risks

A guidance note for councils on how to raise awareness among residents, and prevent and disrupt anyone from using the digital switchover as a means to advance criminal activity.

Party conferences – autumn 2023

As the political party conferences return this autumn, the LGA will once again be delivering a range of events, including debates and receptions on behalf of councils and our partners.

Application process

Learn how to prepare for the Pathways to Planning assessment process.