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Bus passenger journeys continue to fall to lowest level in a decade, councils warn
Local Government Finance Settlement 2018/19
“LEPs are local partnerships and growth strategies will rely on the strength and quality of local leadership. They will continue to succeed with the close involvement of councils, as we work together to meet local ambitions.”
Councils respond to LGO report into homelessness
"This research demonstrates that housing is becoming more and more unaffordable, and that urgent measures are needed to tackle our national shortage of affordable homes."
LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures
"It is great news that delayed transfers of care attributable to social care have continued to decrease, and testament to the huge ongoing efforts by councils to get people out of hospital and back into the community, close to their loved ones."
"Buses provide a vital service for our communities and a lifeline for our most vulnerable residents to go shopping, pick up medication, attend doctor appointments or socialise with friends. Councils know how important buses are for their residents and local economies and are desperate to protect them."
LGA responds to latest Government homelessness statistics
"Behind this rise in the number of homeless households are thousands of individual tragedies. Councils, on the front line of tackling homelessness, understand this, and are determined to do all they can to prevent people from losing their home in the first place."
Councils respond to DFE’s Social Mobility Action Plan
"Councils want every child to have a good quality of life and be able to improve their circumstances regardless of their background or where they live. It is absolutely right that the DfE is embracing the social mobility agenda, but this goes much further than just education."
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."
New Care Models: what we can learn and the journey to accountable care - 28 November 2017 - London
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