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LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing crisis
Government urged to toughen up home education plans
#CouncilsCan: Spending Review 2019
LGA responds to Salvation Army report on social care
“We cannot duck this issue as a society any longer. What we need is answers and certainty, now and for the future."
LGA responds to County Council Network SEND funding analysis
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by County Council Network on the special educational needs funding crisis.
LGA responds to written minesterial statement on building safety
"Although it is two years since we raised the need to look at High Pressure Laminate (HPL) with government, five years since an HPL system combined with combustible insulation failed a fire test and 10 years since HPL panels helped spread the fire at Lakanal House where six people died, advice has only just been issued on the level of risk posed by HPL cladding."
LGA responds to latest knife crime figures
“Rising knife crime is causing horrendous destruction and grief in our communities and councils are uncovering some shocking cases of illegal knife sales which risk fuelling this tragic epidemic. Retailers must ask for proof of age if they suspect the buyer is under 25."
Housing Advisers Programme 2019/20 - prospectus
The Housing Advisers Programme is designed to support local authorities deliver a project that helps meet the housing need of their local area. It aims to be simple, flexible, and locally-led.
Find out more about what the programme can offer your council in our prospectus.
Sector-led improvement: our offer of support
The challenges currently facing councils are unprecedented, but sector-led improvement has proven to be a success even in tough times.
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