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Holocaust Memorial Day
Local buses clocking lowest mileage in decades
Design in the public sector case studies
Browse through our case studies for different examples of our Design in the public sector programme.
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Find out more about the charity established to promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK.
LGA responds to UCL report on children in care with SEND
“This report provides further evidence around the vital importance of inclusive schools and a properly funded SEND system."
NHS Funding Bill, Second reading, House of Commons, Monday 27 January 2020
The NHS does not operate in isolation. The commitment for increased funding for the NHS will only be maximised if there is an equivalent scale of investment in social care, public health and prevention services that both improve people’s health, wellbeing and independence and relieve pressure on frontline NHS services.
LGA responds to Government consultation response to the veterans strategy
“Veterans can face significant barriers to accessing services and tailoring them to meet their needs is vital to ensure they’re not left behind."
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report on emergency dementia admissions
“Every pound invested in council-run services such as social care helps to relieve pressure on other essential services like the NHS, keeping people out of hospital and improving their lives for the better."
Debate on the British housebuilding industry - House of Commons, 5 September 2019
Vital local services provided by councils face a funding gap of more than £5 billion next year. Councils urgently need some certainty about how local services will be funded
#CouncilsCan: social media initiative promotes local services ahead of the spending round
#CouncilsCan highlight the positive impact of local services and the urgent need for this week’s Spending Round to adequately fund under-pressure councils.
LGA responds ClientEarth report on council climate change plans
“The forthcoming Spending Round needs to ensure councils have adequate funding to protect local services next year to help improve residents’ lives, including through proactive environmental protection work.”
Specialist supported housing providers
This joint briefing note for clinical commissioning groups (CCG), local authority learning disability commissioners and Directors of Housing has been prepared by NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS).
Reshaping Financial Support: Action Learning Programme
The Reshaping Financial Support Action Learning Programme will work collaboratively with local authorities to build on existing good practice and accelerate further development, coordination and innovation in the support delivered to improve the financial circumstances of low income households.
Leadership Essentials: Sport and Physical Activities for Officers
Leading the transformation of sport and physical activity in local communities
Suicide prevention sector led improvement programme
The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH), the LGA, Public Health England (PHE) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have been working together to explore the development of a public mental health support offer, starting with suicide prevention in 2019/20.
LGA responds to new planning rules showing how developers' cash is spent on communities
“Councils support the principle of infrastructure funding statements showing how much developers’ money is spent on local communities, and many councils already publish them. This work needs to be fully funded and councils also need sufficient lead-in time."
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.