Local Government Association

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Councillor Steve Darling

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Councillor Steve Darling

Cost of care

This resource provides support and guidance to help councils complete the cost of care exercises. It also signposts councils to relevant materials produced by external organisations.

Cost of care

Nottinghamshire County Council: Improving access to affordable and nutritious food

Families with young children in Nottinghamshire are being supported with the cost of living through a network of FOOD (Food On Our Doorstep) Clubs. The clubs provide more affordable access to healthy ingredients as well as supporting families to cook and prepare family meals. 

Case Study

Nottinghamshire County Council: Improving access to affordable and nutritious food

Kirklees Council: An evidence base for the housing needs of older, ethnic minority communities

Kirklees Council commissioned a research study to better understand how preferences in the ageing ethnic minority populations affects housing needs across the district. The purpose was to gather evidence the council can use to inform investment decisions about future housing for older people.

Kirklees Council: An evidence base for the housing needs of older, ethnic minority communities

Central Bedfordshire Council: A community-led approach to developing age-friendly housing

Central Bedfordshire Council is keen to stimulate the supply of community-led approaches to deliver housing for the ageing population in the area. The Council’s guide, ‘How to Develop a Community-Led Approach to Age Friendly Housing in Central Bedfordshire’ sets out action that will assist communities in Central Bedfordshire to take the next steps in implementing plans to increase the number of homes suitable for an ageing population.

Central Bedfordshire Council: A community-led approach to developing age-friendly housing

Bristol City Council: Better Lives at Home programme

Bristol City Council’s Better Lives at Home programme aims to deliver a step change in the development, provision, and effectiveness of a range of accommodation within the community as a real alternative to residential care for older and/ or vulnerable working age adults with care or support needs.

Bristol City Council: Better Lives at Home programme