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LGA responds to research on end of life care
Brexit White Paper: LGA response
LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures
LGA responds to HCLG Committee Report on building safety
"The tragedy that unfolded at Grenfell Tower must never be allowed to happen again and we must ensure that those who live, work and visit high-rise and high-risk buildings are safe."
National PrEP programme - LGA response
We fully support PrEP being made available to everyone who needs it and are working with Public Health England and NHS England to launch a national programme following the trial period and subsequent evaluation to avoid any delay in national roll-out.
LGA responds to family childcare trust survey
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to a survey by the Family and Childcare Trust on holiday childcare costs.
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to research by King’s College London on palliative and end-of-life care.
Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill, Third Reading, House of Lords - 18 July 2018
We continue to engage extensively in discussions with the Government on the implementation of further business rates retention and the Fair Funding Review. These reforms are important and are something local government has called for.
Addressing the incidence of obesity, House of Lords debate - 18 July 2018
Obesity is a complex problem with a large number of different but often interlinked causes. Councils take obesity seriously as evidenced by the fact they have spent over £15 billion on public health since 2013, with over £1 billion tackling child and adult obesity, and physical inactivity.
LGA: Prevention funding will help NHS 70th birthday cash go further
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to today’s 70th anniversary of the NHS.
70th Anniversary of the NHS and the case for integration of health, mental health, social and community care, House of Lords, 5 July 2018
There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable adult social care system.
National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2018
This strategy builds on councils’ achievements under the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2014 – the first strategy developed by and for English councils.
National Procurement Strategy 2018 - toolkit
This toolkit has been developed to support delivery of the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2018.
LGA responds to NAO report on health and social care integration
"The focus on both short-term funding crises and reducing pressure on acute and inpatient services, rather than prevention and wider community support work by councils, is hindering the ability to transform health and social care services. "
Rural communities face a post-Brexit 'perfect storm' councils warn
Unaffordable homes, poor connectivity, skills gaps and health inequalities are combining to create a “perfect storm” that is threatening the future success and prosperity of rural areas, council leaders reveal today.
LGA responds to the Grimsey Review 2
"Many councils throughout the country are already leading the way in transforming the future potential of their town centres in the face of unprecedented changes in shopping habits and the retail landscape."
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