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Nearly two thirds of leisure centres in need of urgent investment
Holocaust Memorial Day
Over two-thirds of council homelessness services pushed into the red
“Councils want to work with government to be able to prevent homelessness before it happens, but as a result of unprecedented funding pressures, they are becoming increasingly limited in what they can do."
LGA responds to MAC report on immigration salary thresholds
"As the country faces significant skills challenges, councils must be involved in the development of any new immigration system."
Agriculture Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 3 February 2020
The Bill does not consider how this rural growth component fits into the proposed land management system, or how it will link to the forthcoming UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). This funding is too important to rural areas to fall through the gaps of the new system. We would recommend the Government clarify, through this legislation and guidance, how new growth funding arrangements will be incorporated into post-EU funding.
LGA responds to rough sleeping funding announcement
Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s housing spokesman, responds to an announcement by the Housing Secretary that councils will receive an extra £112 million to tackle rough sleeping.
Opposition Day Debate, Homelessness, House of Commons, 29 January 2020
In the previous two years of the Housing Advisers Programme, we have funded over 100 councils to help councils build homes, reduce homelessness, plan for population ageing, understand the student housing market and increase supply of modular housing.
LGA responds to indoor air pollution report
"Good air quality is vital for our health and wellbeing and councils, who are already leading the way in tackling air pollution, will take on board any good practice guidance that helps continue to protect vulnerable people and keep them safe."
Worcestershire behavioural insights nudges
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Dudley: helping teenage mothers quit smoking
The Family Nurse Partnership service has revamped its approach to smoking cessation by giving staff extra training and testing kits to improve the support they offer pregnant women. It seems to be working – twice as many are giving up by 36 weeks than were previously. This case study is an example of the work that councils are doing to support young parents.
Merton: helping young parents access children's centres
The London Borough of Merton has encouraged its Family Nurse Partnership and health visiting service to work closely with local children’s centres. It has seen the number of young parents using the centres rapidly increase. This case study is an example of the work that councils are doing to support young parents.
North Yorkshire: a specialist young parents health visiting service
A young parenting programme has been set up in North Yorkshire, led by specialist health visitors. It helps provide comprehensive one-to-one support for young parents and is filling an important gap following the decommissioning of the Family Nurse Partnership service. This case study is an example of the work that councils are doing to support young parents.
Homelessness Reduction Act Survey 2018 - survey report
In November 2018 the LGA conducted a survey of councils to gather information on their experience of the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) since its implementation.
Walsall: helping young mothers stay in education
Walsall’s teenage pregnancy team works hard to keep its schoolaged clients in education. The team liaises closely with teachers to support pupils – and last year helped two-thirds stay in school. This case study is an example of the work that councils are doing to support young parents.
West Sussex: providing support to those that do not qualify for FNP
West Sussex County Council has set up a young parents pathway to complement the work of the Family Nurse Partnership. The service is able to support young parents who would not normally qualify for FNP help. This case study is an example of the work that councils are doing to support young parents.
Working with young fathers
In Salford and Gateshead, projects have been run to support young fathers and help them deal with the challenges they face. This case study is an example of the work that councils are doing to support young parents.
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