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Social care plan contains nothing to help millions ‘here and now’
Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
Housing Advisers Programme
The Government’s social care plan provides no extra funding for frontline social care and will do nothing to immediately help the millions of people who draw on and work in care and support, or will do so in the near future, councils warn today.
Supporting rough sleepers at a time of national crisis, 22 September 2021
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LGA responds to Royal College of Psychiatrists report on children’s mental health
“The pandemic has exacerbated existing mental health issues among children but even before this, the number of children referred to mental health services soared by nearly 60 per cent between 2017/18 and 2019/20. "
LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on ending rough sleeping
“Councils stand ready to work with government to realise its ambition of ending rough sleeping by the end of this Parliament. For that to happen, the Government must use the forthcoming Spending Review to announce a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy."
Labour Party Annual Conference 2021
The Labour Party will be holding its annual Conference in Brighton, from Saturday 25 September to Wednesday 29 September 2021.
LGA responds to new Swim England report warning that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost by the end of the decade
"The findings in this report adds to our own recently published evidence highlighting that 72 per cent of schools rely on public swimming pools to teach children how to swim and water safety skills making them essential for delivering the national curriculum."
LGA behavioural insights podcast
Enabling councils to implement their own nudges for social good.
LGA responds to appointment of new Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
Cllr David Fothergill, responds to the announcement of Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy as the new Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and the formal launch of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.
Environment Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, September 2021
Local government is already prioritising environmental goals, including leading the way towards achieving net zero carbon, increasingly with ambitious plans to achieve this before the Government’s 2050 target.
Council support for Afghan resettlement
Council support for Afghan resettlement
Thriving places: Guidance on the development of place-based partnerships as part of statutory integrated care systems
This co-produced NHS England and NHS Improvement and Local Government Association (LGA) document seeks to support all partner organisations in integrated care systems (ICSs) to collectively define their place-based partnership working.
JNC Youth and Community Workers - Response to the Staff Side’s Pay and Conditions Claim 2021
The Employers' Side wishes to put on record its thanks for the dedication and significant role that Youth and Community Workers undertake in delivering youth services in the statutory and voluntary sectors which make a difference to young people’s lives.
OPE case study library
Our new OPE case study library showcases exemplar projects which are being delivered by OPE across England.
Liverpool City Region One Public Estate Board: Allerton Police & Fire Station
Redeveloping the historic Allerton Road Fire and Police Station to deliver 47 new homes focused on affordability and shared ownership in South Liverpool.
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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.