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The Local Government Association (LGA) have published a number of interesting reports and documents recently. These include:
It is only by pursuing a strategic, coordinated approach involving a range of agencies, including partnerships between statutory and voluntary organisations, that violent crime can be effectively addressed. The document make important reference to the Adverse Childhood Experiences as one of the risk factors to increase an individual’s likelihood of becoming a perpetrator or victim of violence (or both).
The Jo Cox Commission report makes recommendations for local action, and indicates that local leaders in councils, the wider public sector and business have a critical role in tackling loneliness.
The Alzheimer’s Society has published a new guide to help all types of rural communities increase awareness of dementia and become more dementia-friendly.
Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health in individuals and communities.