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Return to Social Work programme launched to retrain 100 social workers
LGA responds to latest childhood obesity figures
LGA Autumn Budget submission 2017
Social care, Opposition Day Debate, House of Commons, Wednesday 25 October 2017
Adult social care must be treated as a national priority. It is a vital public service that supports people with physical and learning disabilities, those with mental health issues and older people and their carers to live their lives in the way they want.
21st Century Public Servant - North East Lincolnshire Council
Councils need to think and behave differently and work in a way that is more relevant to the context in which councils now have to operate. North East Lincolnshire Council have faced that challenge head on and have used the University of Birmingham's research into the changing role of public sector employees in order to start working in a different way now and in the future.
LGA responds to child gambling advertising crackdown
Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the announcement by the Gambling Commission and Advertising Standards Authority that they will initiate a crackdown on child gambling advertising.
Using behavioural insights to encourage healthier lifestyles and reduce childhood obesity
In 2015-17, the Healthy London Partnership teamed up with Uscreates to work with three London boroughs (Haringey, Hackney and Tower Hamlets) to research and develop social interventions to address the growing levels of childhood obesity.
Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Bill Second Reading, House of Commons Monday 23 October 2017
The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill seeks to increase the access and availability of chargepoints for electric cars, while also giving the government powers to make it compulsory for chargepoints to be installed across the country at filling stations and enabling drivers of automated cars to be insured on UK roads.
Business Plan 2017/18
The new Parliament presents the Government with an opportunity to take a fresh look at the role of local government as leaders of place. Our regular membership survey shows that lobbying Government and Parliament is consistently a high priority for our members. With this in mind we will continue to push for the changes that matter to you.
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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.