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LGA responds to Ofsted Annual Report
LGA responds to latest Government Right to Buy sales stats
Local Government Finance Settlement 2018
“Ninety-one per cent of maintained schools are now rated as either outstanding or good, which is a great achievement that must now be acknowledged by central government. Councils must now be recognised as improvement partners, and be allowed to help all schools improve where necessary, including academies and free schools."
“Councils have lost out on enough homes to house the population of Oxford in the last five years, and we urgently need a model of Right to Buy that actually allows councils to build more homes, in order to increase the opportunities for families."
Making obesity everybody’s business: A whole systems approach to obesity
Obesity is considered to be one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Without action, the health of individuals will continue to suffer, health inequalities associated with obesity will remain and the economic and social costs will increase to unsustainable levels.
Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees) Regulations 2017, House of Commons, 13 December 2017
Councils are working hard to deliver the right kind of homes, and are currently approving nine out of ten planning permissions.
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society analysis of stranded people in hospital
"Councils are doing all they can to get people out of hospital safely and quickly and delays attributable to social care are down 7.2 cent from July to September."
LGA responds to winter loneliness warning
“The impact of loneliness can be devastating, both physically and mentally, especially during the winter months."
LGA Town Centre Forum, 29 November 2017
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.
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