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LGA Media Releases

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Health

Care Act faces failure - warn councils

31 January 2017

A landmark piece of legislation that sets out how elderly and vulnerable people receive care and support will fail unless the Government announces new money for social care, warn councils.

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Community safety

LGA launches equality and diversity memorandum of understanding for the fire service

30 January 2017

Cllr Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the Local Government Association's Fire Services Management Committee responds to the launch of the equality and diversity memorandum of understanding for the fire service.

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Health

LGA responds to research from ASH on cost of smoking to social care

30 January 2017

Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to research from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) of the cost smoking is adding to the social care funding crisis.

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Transport

Lorry drivers must use commercial satnavs, say councils, after new catalogue of chaos

28 January 2017

All lorry drivers who use satnavs should be compelled to use commercial models say councils – following a fresh catalogue of chaos on the nation's roads.

Government funding measures leave two thirds of councils worse off in 2017/18, LGA warns

27 January 2017

Government funding measures will force more than two thirds of councils to find millions more in savings than expected to plug funding gaps in 2017/18, the Local Government Association warns today.

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Economy

Rethink job centres to help more unemployed

26 January 2017

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA's People and Places Board, responds to the announcement regarding job centre estate renewal by the Department for Work and Pensions.

LGA response to the review on drug misuse treatment

26 January 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, says good progress has been made in reducing drug-related harm and promoting recovery through the widespread implementation of evidence-based drug treatment.

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Sport

LGA responds to new Sport England survey about sport and physical activity

26 January 2017

Cllr Ian Stephens, Chairman of the LGA's Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to a new Sport England survey about sport and physical activity.

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Children and young people

LGA response to family and childcare trust report

26 January 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Family and Childcare Trust's report Childcare for all and the Local Offer.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to carers trust survey of young carers

26 January 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to a survey by the Carers Trust which reveals that young carers are facing significant challenges and are struggling to fulfil their ambitions.