Lead member development

The LGA provides a range of resources for portfolio holders to assist them to meet the challenges of their demanding role.

Leadership development events for lead members

Leadership essentials

9-10 October 2018, Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
These free two day residential sessions are an opportunity to discuss key leadership challenges, to share experiences and actively learn from each other

National children and adult services conference

Organised by the ADASS, the LGA and ADCS, this annual conference is vital to all with responsibilities for or interests in social care, children's services, education, health and related fields. The conference includes keynote and ministerial addresses, plenary sessions by system leaders, opportunities to hear about innovation, and networking.

Resources for new local leaders

Induction session

If you are new to a leading role in a health and care system, this free induction session will brief you on the policy issues, look at leadership challenges for these high profile roles, and relate these to your local area. As well as hearing from a range of participants across the health and care system, you will hear about further support on offer for you and have plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking. The event will be held on 10.30 – 3pm on 28 June at the LGA in central London.  For further information and to book a place, please contact: sarah.brown@local.gov.uk

'Must Knows'

The 'Must Knows' are a long-standing free downloadable web-based source of information on the key issues facing portfolio holders such as integration, prevention and resources. They explore questions and challenges in key areas in health and adult social care from a member perspective and are updated on a rolling basis.

Must knows for lead members of adult social care

More information on some of our key offers

Leadership, integration and prevention

Local system leadership is required to ensure that the totality of public resources are brought together to address shared priorities for health improvement. Health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) are the drivers of local system leadership and provide an unprecedented opportunity to bring together local government and health services together to improve health and wellbeing outcomes. More information on the LGA's work to support system leadership of place is available via:

Health, adult social care and ageing bulletin

Keep up to date on via a monthly electronic bulletin on Health, adult and social care and ageing.

Direct and peer support

Regional lead member networks

Network meetings are supported in various different models across the country. The free-to-attend meetings serve as unique support to members in sharing good practice and in discussing current issues in adult social care. These networks provide members with an opportunity to engage in and lead sector-led improvement in their region. Contact your principal adviser for more information.

Bespoke support

More information on direct and peer support is available at 'How we can support your council. Lead members can also access peer mentoring – contact your principal advisor.

Councillors' briefing: safeguarding adults

All councillors share a responsibility in relation to safeguarding. The following document outlines their crucial role: Councillors' Briefing Safeguarding Adults. More information on our resources to support local safeguarding activity is available at safeguarding resources