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LGA responds to call for Government to fund children's services
LGA budget submission 2018
Debate on building more affordable housing - briefing, House of Lords, 25 October 2018
The housing shortage is one of the most pressing issues we face. Councils have a key role in delivering more affordable housing and helping to build 300,000 homes a year. The last time this country built more than 250,000 homes a year, councils delivered more than 40 per cent of them
A decade of success
LGA responds to children's organisations call for Government to fund children's services
“This is a compelling demonstration of the grave concerns shared across the sector as funding cuts increasingly leave services struggling to provide the care and support that thousands of children and families rely on."
House of Commons Debate: School Funding, 24 October 2018
"Over recent years councils have created an extra 800,000 new school places. This is a demonstrable record that shows they are doing everything they can to rise to the challenge of ensuring no child goes without a place."
Evaluation of sector-led improvement: Data analysis report
This report forms part of the Local Government Association (LGA) evaluation of sector-led improvement. It provides a quantitative assessment of sector performance and how this has changed since 2009/10.
Innovation in council housebuilding
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on Health and Social Care Integration
"It’s important that integration is not seen as an end in itself but as a means to achieving better services and health and wellbeing outcomes, which is why local leadership, across local government and the NHS, is crucial to making sure that health and social care work most effectively for the communities they serve."
Jess Phillips MP
Harriet Harman MP
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.
Otterpool Park Garden Town
The Government has supported the proposal for a new garden town in the District, between Folkestone and Ashford, perfectly located next to Junction 11 of the M20 and Westenhanger Station. The plan is to provide long term growth for homes and jobs in the district in a high quality, landscape-led environment.
LGA responds to call for more money for adult social care and public health
“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."
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