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LGA responds to General Election result
LGA responds to High Court business rates ruling
Civility in Public Life - London, 16 December 2019
LGA response to consultation on sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats
We have followed the consultation in referring to sprinklers. However guidance and standards need to allow for the development of other automatic fire suppression system technologies.
LGA responds to General Election result
“Councils look forward to working with the new government to help deliver on the key issues and opportunities which lie ahead and on our shared ambitions for our communities."
Chief executives' 'must know' for children's services
This publication has been shaped by chief executives who are either former directors of children’s services or for other reasons have been closely associated with leading improvement journeys in council children’s services.
Towards the routine commissioning of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
Local government has played a key role in helping reduce the number of new diagnoses of HIV – and the roll-out of PrEP in 2020 could help us reduce infection further.
Council Housing Development Programme - Derbyshire Dales District Council
Altair provided strategic support to the council through the development of a business case for the council to help meet one of its key corporate objectives – to identify and deliver new affordable housing sites and improve housing for vulnerable people – through the direct delivery of new council homes on available council land and through pursuing section 106 opportunities.
Housing support services for the elderly - Newcastle City Council
The Housing LIN worked with Your Homes Newcastle to develop an evidence base in relation to the future requirements and expectations of older people for housing and support services.
Eating disorders, House of Commons, 27 February 2019
Improving and maintaining community wellbeing, including mental health, is a key priority for councils. Poor mental health can affect any of us at any stage of our lives, including in childhood.
Increasing uptake of Assistive Technology (AT) through behavioural insights
The Behavioural Insights Team worked with Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (KMBC) to increase the number of people that take up council-provided Assistive Technology (AT) locally.
LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on first 1000 days of life
“Despite facing an overall funding gap of £8 billion by 2025, councils still spent more on those aged 0-5 than in any other area of public health, often exceeding the amount given to them by government."
System wide care and health peer challenge flyer
A system wide care and health peer challenge involves a small team of peers spending time at a care, health and wellbeing system to provide challenge and share learning.
LGA Conservative Group bulletin February 2019
Offensive Weapons Bill, House of Lords, Report Stage, Knife Crime Prevention Orders, 22 February 2019
There needs to be a full and comprehensive consultation held with relevant stakeholders, including representatives from children’s services, youth offending teams, the police, the voluntary and community sector, and the public, before KCPOs are brought into effect.
The cost of unhealthy housing to the NHS, House of Commons, 26 February 2019
Councils have a key role to play in building good quality social homes, and in enforcing strong standards. In addition, local authorities must be empowered to provide access to the right infrastructure, through the planning system, to allow people to live healthy lives.
LGA submission to Commission for Countering Extremism’s call for evidence
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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.