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Challenge 3: Wiltshire Council

In March the LG Challenge 2024 cohort headed to the South West to tackle their third challenge, hosted by Wiltshire Council.

Financial resilience in children’s services

Alongside the wider LGA corporate finance offer, we have a specific offer to help local authorities to better understand the use of resources and capacity across children’s services and the impact of this on budgets.

Cyber security and resilience blueprint series

The LGA is developing a series of blueprints to support councils review and establish their strategic and operational approach to managing their cyber defences and bolstering their resilience plans in the event of a cyber-attack.

Enabling people with a learning disability and autistic people to develop friendships

Under the Care Act, 2014, promoting a person’s wellbeing may include opportunities to take part in recreation and support with personal relationships, depending on the person’s needs, goals and wishes. The following case studies demonstrate how people with a learning disability and autistic people can be supported to develop friendships.

JNC Craftworker 2024 pay claim

This JNC pay claim for 2024/25 is made by the Joint Trade Union Side (GMB and UNITE) to the Local Government Association.

Place-led Working for Culture: a moment for change

Val Birchall, immediate past chair of the Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA), explores how we need a 'national rethink' about how we support and grow cultural provision as an essential component of place-led working.

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Arts Council England: culture and devolution

Paul Bristow, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Place Policy at Arts Council England explores what a coherent approach to funding and governance would look like at a local, national and regional level. What mechanisms would enable this? How could this support the delivery of a legitimate local cultural strategy?

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