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LGA Media Releases

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Health

LGA responds to latest drug misuse figures

3 November 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe responds to latest figures that show the number of registered heroin deaths increased by 26 per cent between 2014 and 2015 and are now the highest on record.

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Health

LGA responds to latest childhood obesity figures

3 November 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to NHS Digital figures for the National Child Measurement Programme 2015/16.

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Health

LGA response to PwC survey on health and social care system

3 November 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the PwC survey on the national health and care system.

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Children and young people

Councils need long term funding commitment for unaccompanied asylum seeking children

3 November 2016

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Asylum, Migration and Refugee Task Group, responds to the latest statistics on the number of unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children in the UK, published by the Association of Directors of Children's Services.

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Community safety

LGA responds to publication of Thomas Review

3 November 2016

Cllr Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the LGA's Fire Services Management Committee, responds to the publication of an independent review by Adrian Thomas of conditions of service for fire and rescue staff in England.

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Workforce

LGA: Learn lessons from the work programme and devolve power to councils

3 November 2016

Thousands of disadvantaged jobseekers and people with disabilities and health conditions would be supported into work if funding and responsibility for the WHP was devolved to all areas, councils say today.

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Health

Councils respond to Health Select Committee Report on A&E Winter Pressures

2 November 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Health Select Committee report on winter pressures in accident and emergency departments and the underfunding of adult social care.

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Adult social care

Social care should receive greater funding - LGA poll

2 November 2016

Two thirds of people believe a greater share of the total health budget should be spent on care for the elderly and disabled provided by councils, according to a new national public poll published today by the LGA.

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Environment

LGA responds to EFRA Committee report into future of flood prevention

2 November 2016

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Environment spokesman, responds to an EFRA (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) committee report into the future of flood prevention.

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Transport

Councils call for slice of existing fuel duty to combat road repairs backlog

29 October 2016

The amount of time it would take to fix the nation's roads has soared by almost a third in a decade, councils warn.