Let's Talk about - Podcast

The London Councils "Let's talk about" podcast series explores some of our key policy areas with support from experts in and around London local government.

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  • Podcast: Let's talk about Delayed Transfers of Care (DToCs) and exploring London's performance

    This podcast informs members about how social care and health are linked when it comes to hospital discharges and how this can impact the wider system, such as long A&E waiting times and delays to ambulance services.

  • Podcast: Let's talk about the Centenary of the Addison Act

    To mark the centenary of the Addison Act – a major moment in the development of council housing – our Special Projects Lead for Housing and Planning, Alex Sewell, talks to Mark Baigent (Chair of the London Housing Directors' Group), Professor Tony Travers and Eloise Shepherd (London Councils’ Strategic Lead for Housing and Planning) about the historic legislation’s legacy on council housing in the capital.

  • Podcast: Let's talk about illegal tobacco

    Let's talk about illegal tobacco and public health in London, with Valerie Solomon (Policy and Projects Manager, Health and Adult Services) David Hunt, Trading Standards, LB Hackney and Michele Kemp, Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Team Public Health England (London).

    This podcast explains the topical issue of illegal tobacco and why it is important to address the impact of illegal tobacco on our health and within our communities.  The podcast also sets out the London boroughs’ responses and action being taken to raise awareness in London.

  • Podcast: Let's talk about the London HIV Prevention Programme

    London HIV Prevention Programme (LHPP) podcast with Valerie Solomon (Policy and Projects Manager, Health and Adult Services at London Councils) and Paul Steinberg (Lead Commissioner of the LHPP).

  • Podcast: Let's talk about gambling and public health in London

    Let's talk about gambling and public health in London, with Jack Eddy (Principal Policy and Project Officer, Health and Adult Services) and Valerie Solomon (Policy and Projects Manager, Health and Adult Services).

    This podcast informs members about the topical issue of gambling. It sets out the London context and the relevance to public health, explains the boroughs’ role and responsibilities around gambling and finally, includes the government’s action and London Councils’ response to support boroughs.