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Front cover of Voice of the sector document

Voice of the sector: supporting rough sleepers at a time of national crisis

The report highlights what can be achieved when all parts of the public, voluntary and community sectors work together towards a common goal. 

Unlocking the value in public sector assets

Unlocking the value of public sector assets

This document features 11 Case studies highlighting the successes so far and plans for Phase 3 of the project.

Unlocking the value in public sector assets

Unlocking the value in public sector assets

The case studies contained within this document demonstrate how the OPE methodology is assisting participating councils, central government and the wider public sector in working together.

Understanding Local Housing Markets

Understanding Local Housing Markets

Local authorities have a range of duties and wider interests in ensuring the most effective functioning of their local housing markets. They want to ensure affordable, appropriate, good quality housing for everyone in the community within successful and sustainable places.

Transforming Property and Services

Transforming property and services

The case studies in this booklet demonstrate the strengthening relationships with partners that are so critical to the success of a ‘one public estate’ approach.

The LGA housing commission final report

At the LGA Annual Conference in July 2016 we published the preliminary findings from the commission. Since then, we have been impressed and proud of the work underway in the sector, and encouraged by the initial response from the Government.

The impact on health of homelessness: a guide for local authorities (thumb)

The impact of homelessness on health: a guide for local authorities

The information and ideas in this briefing aim to support local authorities in protecting and improving their population’s health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities, by tackling homelessness and its causes.

Ten commitments for effective pre-application engagement

Pre-application engagement should lead to high quality and appropriate development schemes being granted planning permission more quickly. Early, collaborative discussions between developers, public sector agencies and the communities affected by a new development can help to shape better quality, more accepted schemes and ensure improved outcomes for the community.

lga right to buy sustainability analysis - apr18

Sustainability of Right to Buy

While Right to Buy has helped thousands of families into home-ownership, the rules governing the scheme and the Housing Revenue Account have not enabled councils to replace those homes which are desperately needed in so many parts of the country.

Fire safety of cladding system - supporting residents front cover

Supporting residents who have been affected by cladding issues

This Local Government Association (LGA) briefing is aimed at ward councillors supporting residents in their local areas. It explains the background to the cladding scandal, highlights issues facing residents, and sets out ways in which councillors might support them.

Build back local

Valuing and understanding local difference is what will truly enable us to level up.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.

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