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LGA responds to Ofsted Annual Report
LGA responds to latest Government Right to Buy sales stats
Local Government Finance Settlement 2018
“Ninety-one per cent of maintained schools are now rated as either outstanding or good, which is a great achievement that must now be acknowledged by central government. Councils must now be recognised as improvement partners, and be allowed to help all schools improve where necessary, including academies and free schools."
“Councils have lost out on enough homes to house the population of Oxford in the last five years, and we urgently need a model of Right to Buy that actually allows councils to build more homes, in order to increase the opportunities for families."
Making obesity everybody’s business: A whole systems approach to obesity
Obesity is considered to be one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Without action, the health of individuals will continue to suffer, health inequalities associated with obesity will remain and the economic and social costs will increase to unsustainable levels.
Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees) Regulations 2017, House of Commons, 13 December 2017
Councils are working hard to deliver the right kind of homes, and are currently approving nine out of ten planning permissions.
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society analysis of stranded people in hospital
"Councils are doing all they can to get people out of hospital safely and quickly and delays attributable to social care are down 7.2 cent from July to September."
LGA responds to winter loneliness warning
“The impact of loneliness can be devastating, both physically and mentally, especially during the winter months."
OPE Phase 6 funding
Making Safeguarding Personal: supporting increased involvement of services users
This resource underlines the way in which effective user involvement can support delivery of the six core safeguarding principles in practice as outlined in the Department of Health Care and Support Statutory Guidance.
Council funding to be further cut in half over next two years - LGA warns
Already stretched councils in England will see the core central government funding they use to pay for vital services like collecting bins, filling potholes, protecting children and caring for elderly and disabled people, cut in half over the next two years.
Debate on the provision of children’s services - House of Commons - 12 December 2017
The Department for Education’s most recent figures show there were 72,670 children in care in England on 31 March 2017. Of these, 53,420 were cared for in a foster placement, including 8,830 placed with family or friends. 2,520 were placed for adoption, representing 3 per cent of all looked-after children.
Corporate Peer Challenge – Peer Training Days 2018
Working with schools to improve the health of school-aged children
While the health of older people gets lots of attention in the debate about the future of the NHS and the ageing population, there has been a host of warnings about the state of children’s health too.
Councils urge communities to “be on look-out” this weekend amidst icy conditions
As the country prepares for ice and snowy conditions this weekend, councils are urging households to show extra vigilance and ensure vulnerable friends, neighbours and relatives are safe as the big freeze bites.
LGA responds to UK City of Culture 2021 announcement
“Coventry’s winning bid and the benefits it will bring to the city should be scaled up and replicated in communities across the country."
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