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500 child protection investigations carried out every single day
Council funding to be further cut in half over next two years - LGA warns
Councils urge communities to “be on look-out” this weekend amidst icy conditions
With 90 children entering the care system every single day last year, the LGA is calling on the Government to use the upcoming Local Government Finance Settlement to resolve the £2billion funding gap that is facing children’s services by 2020.
Debate on male suicide, House of Commons, Wednesday 13 December 2017
Suicide prevention is a priority for local government. On average 13 people in England take their lives every day, with three quarters of these suicide victims being male. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 as well as the leading cause of death in young people.
UK-EU joint report: Phase 1 Negotiations Briefing, 11 December 2017
This briefing sets out those issues in the report which are of most importance to local government. It also details the work that the LGA will now undertake to ensure that councils’ needs are addressed during the next stage of the negotiations.
Work Local Consultation: analysis of feedback - September 2017
This report summarises the key feedback messages from the LGA ‘Work Local’ consultation which ran between 5 July and 5 September 2017.
Government awards councils new funding
The Government has announced today that 90 per cent of councils are now part of a programme that will create 44,000 new jobs and release land for 25,000 new homes.
OPE Phase 6 funding
Improving the revenue and benefits service at Tewkesbury Borough Council
Tewkesbury Borough Council used behavioural insights to improve the provision of its revenue and benefits service.
Using behavioural insights to improve complex consent processes – Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Combined Authority worked with the Behavioural Insights Team to improve the client consent process for its Working Well employment support programme.
Using behavioural insights to reduce homelessness applications in Croydon
The London Borough of Croydon designed a behavioural solution to help encourage the uptake of alternative pathways to finding accommodation.
LGA responds to Which? care home market investigation
"The announcement of a social care green paper next summer will be important in delivering long-term reform, but older and disabled people who need care and support right now cannot be left to make do with sub-standard quality until then. Urgent action is needed now."
Babies of the Borough – using behavioural insights to reduce anti-social behaviour
The Royal Borough of Greenwich used behavioural insights to on the streets of Woolwich following the London riots of 2011.
Using behavioural insights to convert taxpayers to direct debit – Medway Council
Medway Council worked with the Behavioural Insights Team to increase the number of council tax payers signed up to direct debit.
Making Safeguarding Personal: What might 'good' look like for those working in the housing sector?
The housing sector plays a critical part in safeguarding adults, both on the front line and at a strategic level, as partners on safeguarding adults boards. It aims to support housing commissioners and providers to make safeguarding personal.
Councils call for urgent steer on high rise cladding replacement
“No-one should have to live in fear about their safety, be that in the buildings they live in, work in or visit."
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