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Manchester: Developing a bespoke weight management offer for south Asian women

The Manchester Healthy Weight Strategy identifies Black and Asian residents as being a cohort particularly at risk of obesity. So, after noticing low uptake of weight management support among South Asian women, Manchester City Council has helped to fund a programme specifically targeting them.

Manchester: Developing a bespoke weight management offer for south Asian women

Public Audit Forum consultation on Practice Note 10 2022: LGA response

The practice note includes a lot of technical detail that is primarily written for auditors and we have not previously commented on its content, or on recent consultations on changes to it. The reason we feel the need to comment this time is not because we have concerns over the approach taken by the Public Audit Forum to date, but because local audit is currently in crisis, and we would welcome any action that can be taken to help provide solutions that can alleviate the effects of the crisis.

Public Audit Forum consultation on Practice Note 10 2022: LGA response

T Levels Week

T Levels Week is taking place from 10 – 14 October


During the week the Department for Education (DfE) will be showcasing students, providers and

T Levels Week

Liverpool: Setting up a network of women's health hubs

Liverpool City Council has worked with the local NHS to set up a network of women’s health hubs in GP surgeries. The hubs offer both NHS and council-commissioned services from cervical screening to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).

Liverpool: Setting up a network of women's health hubs

Lancashire: Creating a menopause-friendly workplace

Lancashire County Council has taken a range of steps to improve the way it supports menopause in the workplace. Workshops, peer support groups and an online chat channel have been provided, creating a much more friendly and supportive environment for staff going through the transition.

Lancashire: Creating a menopause-friendly workplace

Bradford: Making a difference with a dedicated women's health network

The Women’s Health Network in Bradford has been at the forefront of tackling the health inequalities women face for the past five years. It holds regular meetings, hosts talks, events, focus groups and workshops to influence service design and engage women from all communities.

Bradford: Making a difference with a dedicated women's health network

Women’s Health: How councils are making a difference

Local government is working to ensure women’s health is a priority in all they do. The case studies show the breadth of the work going on, from creating menopause-friendly environments to improving access to reproductive and sexual health services.

Women’s Health: How councils are making a difference

Party conferences – autumn 2022

As the political party conferences return this autumn, the LGA will once again be delivering a range of events, including debates and receptions on behalf of councils and our partners.

Party conferences – autumn 2022