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Brexit White Paper: LGA response
LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures
Moving the conversation on
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.
Fair Funding Review modelling tools
LGA and ADASS briefing: The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 16 July 2018
We have been calling for an overhaul of the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) process to ensure there is adequate protection for human rights. The decision to focus on how we best protect people’s liberty is positive and we support it.
LGA responds to Mencap Court of Appeal case decision on sleep-in shift payments to carers
“This ruling will come as a relief to care providers and councils because it removes considerable uncertainty and a potential considerable unfunded burden on top of already significant financial pressures on the adult social care sector."
Great people for growing places: working together for the future of local government
LGA responds to Brexit White Paper
"To help ensure we have an economy fit for the future, we are urging the Government to act immediately to consult on the detail of what the fund will look like."
A new Local Government Mutual
Councils currently spend hundreds of millions of pounds on insurance nationally.
LGA conference and exhibition handbook: Birmingham | 3-5 July 2018
This week is an opportunity to celebrate the work of councils up and down the county.
A year in the LGA 2017/18
Over the last year, as the legislative agenda has been focused on delivering Britain’s exit from the EU for the UK, we have had to take a different approach to our campaigning on behalf of our councils.
Loneliness: how do you know your council is actively tackling loneliness?
The Jo Cox Commission report makes recommendations for local action, and indicates that local leaders in councils, the wider public sector and business have a critical role in tackling loneliness.
Mental health: how do you know your council is doing all it can to improve mental health
Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health in individuals and communities.
Make maintaining GDPR easier with LG Inform Plus
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires organisations to maintain a Record of Processing Activities (RoPA), covering the ‘legal basis’ for holding personal data, how it is processed and with whom it is shared.
Councils face almost £8 billion funding black hole by 2025
Local services in England face a funding gap of almost £8 billion by 2025, the Local Government Association warns today.
Kent Homechoice: providing digital support for housing and homelessness
The Kent Homechoice partnership has developed and implemented three online tools to transform the way in which people across Kent and Medway gain access to homelessness support and the housing registers.
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