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LGA responds to call for more money for adult social care and public health
LGA responds to Action for Children research on teenagers' mental health
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to research by Action for Children which revealed one third of 15 to 18-year-olds are suffering from mental health and emotional wellbeing issues.
Innovation in council housebuilding
“Adult social care is vital in its own right and we have been clear for some time that the service is at breaking point and in desperate need of genuinely new funding to secure its future."
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on babies at risk of harm
“These worrying figures underline the huge number of children and families in need of help and support, and emphasises the colossal challenge facing councils and their partners as they try to address growing levels of need with rapidly diminishing resources."
LGA responds to Universal Credit delay
"The Government needs to use this delay to work closely with the LGA, councils and stakeholders so that we can provide the best for vulnerable claimants and ensure no-one loses out on transitional protection. "
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