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From suffrage to citizenship
A public health model to reduce youth violence, House of Commons, 13 December 2018
"We know that addressing violence is not a single agency issue. Local partners have to develop and deliver a strategic, coordinated approach to tackle youth violence in their local areas."
LGA Briefing: Democratic accountability and devolution in England, House of Lords, 13 December 2018
As the UK exits the European Union (EU), national and local government should consider how communities in England can take greater control over the public service and investment decisions that affect their lives.
Response to The King's Fund report on home care services
Government needs to plug the £3.5 billion funding gap facing adult social care by 2025 to ensure that quality home care provision is available and continues to play its vital role in supporting people to remain independent and well at home
Suffrage pioneer history e-book launched
Women who successfully campaigned for the right to vote have been recognised in a definitive list of 100 pioneers published in a special e-book.
Technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance - response
The LGA has acknowledged that there are merits in introducing an element of standardisation in supporting to councils assess housing need.
LGA responds to Government rough sleeping announcement
"Proper resourcing of local government funding is essential if we are going to end rising homelessness."
Modern Slavery: Disruption and Community Safety, 21 November 2018
LGA responds to Government announcement on primary and community healthcare
"Greater investment in community support is the surest way to reduce hospital admissions and help the health and care system become more sustainable in the long-term."
LGA responds to DFT measures to improve cyclist safety
"Councils have long called for a suite of moving traffic offence enforcement powers to protect cyclists and motorists."
LGA Briefing: Armed Forces Covenant, House of Commons debate, 22 November 2018
All councils in England have signed the voluntary Armed Forces Covenant and are committed to honouring their obligations to those who have served their country.
LGA responds to RAC survey on 'yellow box' junction enforcement
Councillor Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA, responds to an RAC survey which found that more than a third of motorists believe councils outside London should be able to enforce ‘yellow box’ junctions.
Cold weather plan for England
LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner research on children’s mental health
Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, responds to analysis by the Children’s Commissioner on children’s mental health services.
LGA responds to adverts near schools banned by the Advertising Standards Authority
“It is not right when we are trying to educate children around the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, that at the same time they are subjected to a bombardment of junk food advertising.”
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