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Regional aid funding to run out in 18 months
Councils set Government ten-week deadline to publish much-delayed social care green paper
Councils can: 2019 conference paper
LGA responds to Keep Britain Tidy parks research
“Access to natural spaces has a range of benefits to the community and councils are using parks to promote health and fitness, local heritage, public art, festivals and wildlife walks."
LGA responds to introduction of Domestic Abuse Bill to Parliament
“Tackling domestic abuse is an issue that councils take very seriously which is why we support a greater focus on prevention and early intervention measures to tackle the root causes and support more victims of this horrendous crime."
Maximising a Council’s soft assets in a leisure context
A project which commenced over three years ago with initial support from the LGA’s Productivity Expert Programme and phase one will launch in June 2019.
Adult social work health check survey 2018 - report of findings
The LGA are pleased to publish the Adult Social Worker health check for England. This report is intended to help support and deliver effective social work.
LGA responds to Coram family and childcare's annual survey on holiday childcare
“We urge the Government to use the upcoming Spending Review to invest vital funding into making sure parents and carers can access the right childcare when they need it.”
Debate on children and mental health services House of Commons 16 July 2019
Improving and maintaining good mental health for children is a vital priority for councils. Intervening early can dramatically improve an individual’s life chances and save our public services money in the longer term.
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