26 April 2016
Councils are urging that the Government should take action to reduce the maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Machines (FOBTs) to lower the risk of harm caused by playing on the gaming machines, on which players can lose £300 a minute.
7 April 2016
Vice Chair of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Linda Thomas, responds to ONS figures on the number of deaths in 2015.
19 April 2016
The LGA's Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to NHS England's announcement that it will reconsider its decision not to fund the new HIV treatment.
8 April 2016
Children and teenagers need to drink more water, instead of sugary drinks, to tackle the alarming rise in child obesity and reduce the risk of diabetes, say council leaders.
22 March 2016
A loophole that is letting nearly 2,500 academies and free schools off the hook when it comes to signing up to healthy school meal standards needs to be closed by government in its forthcoming child obesity strategy, say council leaders.
This annex sets out the expectations for planning for the Better Care Fund in 2016-17
This Task and Finish Group, chaired by Cllr Izzi Seccombe, is overseeing a focused piece of work, addressing how local councils can take a pro-active approach to demographic change, going forward.
The LGA, ADASS and DH are working in partnership to support local areas in implementation of the care and support reforms in the context of the other changes and challenges for local health and care systems, including the Better Care Fund.
Information and support tools for local authorities and partners to help support a safe transfer of public health services for 0-5 year olds from NHS England to local authorities on 1 October 2015.
The LGA, ADCS, SOLACE and ADPH are working in partnership with NHS England, DH and wider partners to support local areas to transform services.
Press releasesChildren need to drink more water, urge councils