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A primary school’s worth of children face becoming homeless this summer
LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing crisis
Government urged to toughen up home education plans
LGA responds to prevention green paper
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to to the publication of the Government’s green paper on prevention.
LGA responds to CIPD report on under-investment in training
Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, responds to the report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development into employers’ under-investment in training.
Local Housing Allowance and Homelessness - House of Commons, 24 July 2019
Our latest analysis demonstrates that homelessness support (including temporary accommodation) faces a funding gap of £110 million in 2019/20, and £421 million in 2024/25.
There are currently 83,700 homeless households in need of temporary accommodation and other forms of support from local authorities.
We are calling on the new Prime Minister to make tackling homelessness an urgent priority when he arrives in 10 Downing Street next week.
LGA responds to roads funding announcement
“It is not right that the Government spends 43 times more per mile on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network."
Debate on body image and mental health, House of Commons, 23 July 2019
Councils are supporting children and young people with high quality mental health support. Children’s services see more than 500 cases a day of children presenting with a mental health problem.
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