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LGA responds to taxi licensing report
"Councils have long-called for existing outdated taxi laws to be updated and strengthened so we are pleased that many of our recommendations have been supported in this report."
LGA responds to RAC annual motoring report
The LGA has long-called for more public transport funding so it is pleasing to see this echoed by an overwhelming majority of motorists who would use more public transport if it was better.
Prioritising workforce wellbeing in schools, 20 September 2018
Everyone needs a break and time to recharge their batteries. Not only is this a basic right, but the health impacts for carers are significant. It’s a false economy in the long term not to invest in breaks.
LGA responds to PM social housing announcement
"Homes for affordable and social rent are desperately needed across the country now, not in 2022, and the measures announced today fail to provide the funding certainty councils also need to play a leading role in solving our housing crisis."
LGA responds to Age UK report on care funding comparison
“This report helps to stimulate the public debate we are leading on how to provide a long-term solution to funding adult social care to rescue a system in crisis."
Providing digital support for housing and homelessness
Kent Homechoice aimed to develop three new online, mobile friendly tools for housing applications and advice.
Family front door - smart information-sharing portal
Worcestershire County Council’s project focused on providing a digital solution to support their ‘Family Front Door’ initiative.
Councils issue warning about sale of illegal toxic cosmetics
Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit cosmetics, including make-up and perfume, have been uncovered by trading standards officers across the country, councils reveal today.
More than four fifths of MPs believe adult social care funding needs to be increased
The overwhelming majority of MPs and peers agree that additional funding should go to councils’ adult social care budgets to tackle the funding crisis facing services caring for older and disabled people, a new poll published today shows.
More than 123,000 children have spent their school holidays homeless
Councils are currently housing almost 123,000 children experiencing homelessness, which not only has hugely negative impact on their young lives but creates an unsustainable position for local councils, as they experience spiralling housing costs without the tools and resources to deliver the homes their residents need
West Sussex Council: looking out for children
West Sussex Council’s substance misuse service has set up a dedicated family team to help ensure the needs of children whose
parents are under the care of the team are properly catered for.
Telford and Wrekin Council: developing and helping to build recovery
Telford and Wrekin Council has been revamping its approach to substance misuse in recent years.
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