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Councils warn of rise in temporary accommodation use
Joint letter on adult social care
Children's care cash crisis: children's centres in fight for survival
LGA responds to official figures showing increase in crack cocaine use
Cllr Ian Hudpseth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the latest official statistics showing an increase in crack cocaine use in England.
Supporting young parents to reach their full potential
Councils have a major role in ensuring your parents get the help they need, whether it is through the services they commission or deliver. Health visitors, family nurse partnerships, early years, children’s centres, youth services and the voluntary sector all have a key role to play.
Building cohesive communities
LGA responds to Campaign to Protect Rural England report on building new homes
“Councils are committed to bringing forward appropriate sites and ensuring homes are built where they are needed, are affordable, of high-quality and supported by adequate infrastructure and services."
Homelessness Reduction Act Survey 2018 - survey report
In November 2018 the LGA conducted a survey of councils to gather information on their experience of the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) since its implementation.
LGA: Councils warn of rise in temporary accommodation use since Homelessness Reduction Act
More people are being placed in temporary and emergency accommodation as a result of the Homelessness Reduction Act as councils struggle to cope with rising numbers of people facing homelessness and with a lack of affordable housing for them.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.