Care and health improvement bulletin: 15 July 2022

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The Forgotten Workforce: recruiting and retaining personal assistants 

TLAP and the LGA have published the report of a co-produced survey about personal assistant recruitment and retention during the pandemic period. The report includes suggestions for action by local and central government and is essential reading for all involved in enabling people to exercise choice and control over their care and support through a direct payment.  

Enabling overseas recruitment

With planning for winter underway, councils and providers continue to look to increase capacity in the workforce through overseas recruitment. Last month we published a Bitesize Guide to Overseas Recruitment to aid understanding of the process and share lessons to date from those who are already recruiting from overseas. Following publication, we’re keen to explore what else would help to enable providers to take this opportunity, including, for example, administrative support, advice and guidance, or sharing costs. If you have any comments or would be happy to discuss this please email   

What's working in the national discharge policy? What are the challenges and how can we overcome them?

We recently undertook an insight project, surveying over 20 health and social care systems nationally, to gain an understanding of the successes and challenges of the Hospital Discharge Policy. This webinar on Thursday 21 July, 1.00pm to 2.00pm, will discuss common themes identified in our insight survey results, how this aligns with findings from the National Discharge Taskforce, available support and resources to help you to overcome the challenges and next steps.

Register for the What's working in the national discharge policy? What are the challenges and how can we overcome them? webinar

Census 2021: LG Inform report on results for your council area

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the first results from the Census 2021, which we quickly added into LG Inform. We have now created a Census 2021 report for each area to provide you with quick and easy access to the 2021 results, how this has changed since 2011 and how you compare to your region and the country as a whole. If you haven’t had a chance to look at the data for your area, our report gives you a quick and easy snapshot.


Supporting council improvement – annual report 2021/22

Get in on the Act: Health and Care Act 2022

Future health challenges: public health projections - smoking
LGA Research

Future health challenges: public health projections - childhood obesity
LGA Research

Must Know: Is your council meeting the needs of autistic people?

Must Know: How do you know your council is doing all it can to safeguard adults?


Health and wellbeing in the Integrated Care System: political leadership masterclass
Wednesday 7 September 2022, 10.00am - 4.00pm | Virtual

Behavioural Insights Consortium results showcase 2022: sustainable travel and health inequalities
Wednesday 14 September 2022, 2.00pm – 3.30pm | Virtual