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LGA Media Releases

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Adult social care

Councils need "full flexibility" over new £2 billion social care funding

23 March 2017

Council leaders are calling for "full flexibility" in how they use the £2 billion in new social care funding announced in the Budget, ahead of guidance due to be published by government on how it should be spent.

London councils to work with design experts to tackle tough social issues

22 March 2017

Homelessness, homecare and help for looked after children are just a few of the challenges London councils will be addressing over the coming months when the Design in the Public Sector programme launches in the capital.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to figures showing fall in teenage pregnancies

22 March 2017

Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to figures from the Office for National Statistics, which show that the rate of teenage pregnancies in England has fallen.

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Economy

LGA responds to Localis Report on Industrial Strategy

22 March 2017

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association's People and Places Board, responds to the new Localis report on the Industrial Strategy.

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Housing

Councils responds to Crisis and Joseph Rowntree Foundation Homelessness study

22 March 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, Housing spokesman at the LGA, responds to the homelessness study published by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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Transport

LGA responds to NAO report on the Government's road investment strategy

22 March 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Transport spokesman responds to an NAO report on the Government's road investment strategy.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to APPG for Children's report into children's social care

21 March 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, responds to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children's report into Children's Social Care in England which found that increasing demand and cuts to funding are putting services under immense pressure.

LGA responds to BBC Panorama home care investigation

20 March 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to BBC Panorama's investigation revealing 95 councils have had home-care contracts handed back by private companies.

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Community safety

‘Idyllic' countryside masking poor rural health

18 March 2017

Poor health in rural areas is being "masked" by idyllic images of the countryside, local government and public health leaders warn today.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to Local Government Ombudsman's report into school transport

17 March 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Local Government Ombudsman's report into school transport.