This guide has been produced by the LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to provide key prompts and actions for local leaders to promote strong localised decision making across health and local government.
The Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) have jointly produced this practical advice for Directors of Public Health and others leading the local response to the loneliness and social isolation issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.
This project was developed to create a national picture regarding safeguarding adults’
activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was considered important to understand what happened to learn any lessons for future COVID-19 outbreaks and respond to changing safeguarding needs. It is hoped the data collected could improve understanding of the impact of COVID-19 locally and nationally to help inform preparations and future planning.
The asset-based approach sees citizens and communities as co-producers of health and wellbeing; promotes community networks, relationships and friendships as a way of providing mutual help and support; and, most importantly, empowers communities to control their futures and create tangible resources for themselves.
This report was commissioned by the sector-led Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP), co-produced and delivered by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in England.