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LGA responds to Early Years Alliance report

“The Government needs to use the forthcoming Spending Review to properly resource all early years settings to ensure that we can make a significant difference to the attainment gap.”

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LGA responds to education policy institute report

“Good quality early education can make an enormous difference to children’s lives, with around 40 per cent of the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers emerging by age 5."

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LGA: Nearly 180 operations a day to remove rotten teeth in children

"These latest figures demonstrate the damage which can be done to young people’s teeth through too much sugar intake."

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LGA launches report to help councils tackle climate change

Councils across the country are leading local communities to combat climate change, the Local Government Association sets out today.

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LGA responds to further extension of eviction ban

"This should, for now, reassure worried tenants and allay the serious concerns councils have had over the potential risk of homelessness some private renters may have faced."

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LGA: Obesity stigma fuelling severe impact on adult social care

Up to a third of adults are predicted to be obese by 2024. The LGA says council care costs are rising as levels of obesity increase with more people living longer in ill-health with multiple and complex needs, requiring costly housing adaptations, specialised equipment and personal care.

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LGA responds to NHS Confederation report on social care

"The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the incredibly valuable role of social care in its own right and why it is more important than ever before that we find a long-term and sustainable funding solution, so that people of all ages can live the life they want to lead."

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LGA responds to launch of National Institute for Health Protection

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock’s speech today that Public Health England is to be replaced with the National Institute for Health Protection.

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LGA - Rally call for children's vaccinations following COVID-19

“We really do encourage parents to check if their child needs any vaccinations to make sure they are properly protected.”

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LGA responds to ONS analysis of air pollution link to COVID-19

“This analysis shows why it is vital the Government continues to supports councils to invest in long-term measures to reduce harmful transport emissions such as cycling and walking infrastructure."