The Local Government Association is launching a new peer challenge to support stock-owning councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the Government’s social housing white paper and recently published Social Housing Regulation Bill.
7 in 10 councillors have experienced abuse and intimidation in the last year – LGA survey
Seven in 10 councillors reported experiencing abuse and intimidation within the last 12 months, with 1 in 10 experiencing abuse frequently, a new Local Government Association (LGA) Councillor Census reveals today.
Sharp rise in children with special needs approaching councils for support
The number of children in England approaching councils for special needs support has increased by almost a quarter in a year, latest figures reveal, with 170 young people now starting support plans each day.
Using behavioural insights to improve breastfeeding rates in Sunderland
The behavioural intervention increased the use of BFF by 3 percentage points, and increased breastfeeding rates at the new birth visit by 4 percentage points, at the six to eight week visit by 6 percentage points and by 3 percentage points at the three to four month visit. However, these differences were not statistically significant.
Government set to miss deadline to combat childhood obesity by 2030, councils warn
"As these stark new projections show, there is still much to do if we are to avoid today’s obese children becoming tomorrow’s obese adults. The Government must work with councils and others to turbo charge the efforts to tackle this ticking health time bomb."