Weekly media round-up 18/04/15 – 24/04/15

This week has seen 134 LGA mentions in national, regional, trade, broadcast and online publications including 5 LGA mentions in national newspapers, broadcast and online articles.

Rising demand and costs of social care

Thursday April 23

The LGA's previous warnings about the growing demand and costs of social care were referenced in a discussion on LBC.


LGA media release

How local democracy is being bulldozed by developers

Thursday April 23

The Mirror referenced the LGA in a feature exploring the National Planning Policy Framework and the relationship between planners and developers.

Mirror p24-25

Elderly dumped in care factories

Monday April 20

LGA Chair Cllr David Sparks' previous calls for an extra £1.1billion a year for local authorities to maintain a "civilised level of care" for elderly people featured in an Express front page report about the estimated growth in the number of over-85s over the next 15 years.

Express p1-2

LGA media release

Disabled people left stranded in their homes

Monday April 20

The LGA's response to Leonard Cheshire research about councils completing home adaptations within the one-year legal limit was reported in the i newspaper. An LGA spokesperson said: "Councils work hard to ensure that disabled people have the right equipment and support in their homes so that they can live as independently as possible."

i paper p19

Business left waiting before dipping into £5.5bn pot

Monday April 20

The LGA's concerns about the management of £5.5 billion of European money earmarked to support small businesses and communities across England, which has been left unspent for more than a year, was referenced in the Times.



24 April 2015