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SEND support for children faces potential half a billion funding gap
'The lives we want to lead' – the LGA green paper consultation response
LGA responds to latest looked after children statistics
"This reinforces the need for new and long-term significant funding for children’s services, which are fast approaching a tipping point and face a funding gap of £3 billion by 2025 just to keep services running at current levels."
LGA responds to Gambling Commission report on children using 18-plus pub gaming machines
Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a report published today by the Gambling Commission on the under-age use of gaming machines in pubs.
Tackling gambling related harm – a whole council approach
This publication provides an overview of problem gambling, and how councils can begin to try to help local residents who are impacted by it.
LGA responds to bringing forward of stakes reduction on fixed odds betting terminals
Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to today’s government announcement that a reduction in maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be brought forward to April 2019.
More of the same is not an option for health and adult social care
‘Shifting the Centre of Gravity: Making place-based, person-centred health and care a reality’ is being launched today by the Local Government Association, NHS Clinical Commissioners, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, the Association of Directors of Public Health, the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers.
LGA responds to Government strategy for veterans
"Identifying veterans has always been a challenge for councils and we are pleased that today’s strategy recognises the need to collect more information about the number of veterans in our communities. This will help councils better plan their local services."
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