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
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
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: email@example.com
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.
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 and wellbeing systems
- Integration and the Better Care Fund
- Public health, prevention and early intervention
- Care and health improvement
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.
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.