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What the manifestos say
Next government needs to invest in children's services
Joint open letter on social care
Torbay Council supporting the elderly through housing
LGA housing adviser funding secured Housing LIN consultants to carry out qualitative research on the housing aspirations of older people in Torbay.
Making Homelessness Strategies Happen
Making the most of our Private Rented Sector to tackle homelessness
Nottingham City Council wanted to explore how they could further utilise the private rented sector to discharge their homelessness prevention and relief duties. This case study is part of the LGA's Housing Advisers Programme.
Future Accomodation Needs in Havering
A report was commissioned by Havering’s Joint Commissioning Unit to understand the current needs and pressures across Children and Adults social care services and estimate the future accommodation needs for looked after children, care leavers, and children and adults with disabilities. This case study is part of the LGA's Housing Advisers Programme.
Christmas shoppers warned against dangerous, fake toys
Christmas shoppers are being warned to avoid buying fake and potentially dangerous toys which can contain toxic materials, damage hearing and pose choking or strangulation hazards.
Productivity Experts case studies
Warwickshire County Council: public health transformation six years on
This case study shows the excellent work that public health in local government is doing to commission for quality and best value across all areas.
Hull City Council: public health transformation six years on
Liverpool City Council: public health transformation six years on
London boroughs of Camden and Islington: public health transformation six years on
Norfolk County Council: public health transformation six years on
LGA responds to IFS report on local taxation
Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, responds to the report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the devolution of local taxation to councils.
Building Safety Knowledge Hub
Debate on the economy in light of the Spring Statement, House of Lords, 20 March 2019
Local authorities will face an overall funding gap of £3.1 billion in 2019/20, which we estimate will rise to £8 billion by 2024/25. The pressures are particularly acute in adult social care, children’s services and homelessness support.
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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.