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Adult social care

LGA responds to CLG committee report on social care

4 March 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe responds to a report by CLG Committee that government must commit to closing the social care funding gap in the Budget and a long-term review.

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Children and young people

Councils respond to £215m funding for children with special educational needs and disabilities

4 March 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Department for Education (DfE) announcement that councils will receive £215 million additional funding to provide support to thousands of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Health

LGA responds to Care and Support Alliance polling on social care

3 March 2017

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to polling by the Care and Support Alliance which has found that a lack of social care is piling pressure on GP surgeries and A&Es.

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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.