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Nearly two thirds of leisure centres in need of urgent investment
Holocaust Memorial Day
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."
LGA responds to Arts Council England 10-year strategy
“Councils are uniquely placed to build on community strengths in partnership with Arts Council England, and the greatest impact can be achieved through locally-led culture facilities, including museums, libraries and arts organisations."
LGA responds to Centre for Cities air pollution report
Councils want to work with the Government to reduce the impact of harmful emissions on the health of our communities, but for air quality plans to be successful, they need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding.
Preventing youth homelessness by design, 24 January 2020
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LGA responds to Independent Transport Commission report on buses
The fall in bus journeys revealed by this report highlights the urgent need for long-term investment in our country’s local bus networks.
Mental health video - March 2019
LGA Workforce News March 2019 explores the impact of mental health issues on the local government workforce.
Stevenage Borough 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.
Health visiting: giving children the best start in life
The health visiting service plays a crucial role in giving children the best start in life and councils have embraced the opportunity to make a difference in this key development stage.
Children's care cash crisis: children's centres in fight for survival
Families face the prospect of seeing more children’s centres close in their community after figures analysed by the Local Government Association showed councils have been forced to cut their spending on the service by nearly a quarter in four years.
Hampshire County Council: public health transformation six years on
Derbyshire County Council: public health transformation six years on
Warwickshire County Council: public health transformation six years on
Hull City Council: public health transformation six years on
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