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Health

LGA responds to Health Foundation research on STPs

3 March 2017

Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to new analysis by the Health Foundation of the social care funding pressures on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).

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Housing

LGA responds to English Housing Survey

2 March 2017

Cllr Judith Blake, LGA Housing spokesperson, responds to the publication of the 2015/16 English Housing Survey.

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Environment

LGA responds to new fly-tipping statistics

2 March 2017

LGA Environment spokesperson, Cllr Judith Blake, responds to new fly-tipping statistics, which show councils dealt with 936,000 fly-tipping incidents in 2015/16.

Social care not just about elderly people - councils

2 March 2017

Social care is not just about looking after elderly people, with councils today warning that care and support for other groups are also "seriously under threat" due to a lack of funding.

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Health

LGA responds to health visitor checks announcement

1 March 2017

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the announcement by government on the continuation of the mandation of universal health checks.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to sex and relationship education announcement

1 March 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an announcement by the Government that sex and relationship education is to be made compulsory in all secondary schools.

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Health

LGA responds to loneliness report

1 March 2017

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to a new report by Relate on loneliness, which says that one in eight adults has no close friends.

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Children and young people

LGA echoes Education Committee in calling for councils to set up Multi-Academy Trusts

27 February 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, responds to the report by the House of Commons Education Committee that calls on Ministers to allow local authorities with a track record of strong educational performance to set-up their own Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs).

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Community safety

LGA responds to new safety advice for fire-risk tumble dryers

23 February 2017

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to new safety advice issued by Whirlpool on faulty tumble dryers awaiting repair.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to NAO report on capital funding for schools

22 February 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by the National Audit Office on capital funding for schools.