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The role of a council
The role of councils in driving the rollout of superfast broadband infrastructure is derived from their general duty to promote wellbeing as well as their role to lead local communities. This has led to councils taking innovative approaches to stimulating investment where the commercial market hasn’t delivered.
LGA responds to Young Carers research
“Councils across the country work hard to make sure they are able to access the support they need while continuing to enjoy their childhoods and fulfil their full potential."
LGA responds to funding announced for domestic abuse refuge services
“With long-term, sustainable funding, councils can work with the Government and partners to further safeguard individuals and families from the physical and psychological harm of domestic abuse and prevent it happening in the first place.”
Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework Project Summary Report 2018/19
The Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework (MSPOF) was developed to provide a means of promoting and measuring practice that supports an outcomes focus and person led approach to safeguarding adults.
LGA responds to announcement of Hearts for the Arts award winners
Despite rising demand for services and central government funding reductions, councils continue to be the biggest investors in culture, bringing communities across the country together.
Local Housing Allowance freeze and homelessness
New research for the LGA by Policy in Practice reveals the LHA rate now available for 9 out of 10 private renters across 279 local areas across the country is lower than their rent. This means that in many parts of the country there are no properties available to those entitled to full support with their housing costs.
The four-year freeze has left some families and vulnerable people – including single parents and disabled people – struggling to pay their rent and cover other household bills. In the worst cases, it is causing homelessness.
Debate on technological and lifestyle efforts to address climate change and meet the 2050 net zero carbon emissions target - House of Lords, 06 February 2020
Technological and lifestyle efforts have an important role to play in addressing climate change and meeting the net zero target, but responsibility cannot rest with individuals alone. Compelling, appropriate and affordable sustainable alternatives must be available to the general public to enable them to make sustainable choices.
LGA briefing: Children's mental health week - House of Commons, 6 February 2020
Good mental health is essential for a healthy and prosperous society. Unfortunately, it is easier to focus on what happens when a person becomes mentally ill, and how the health service intervenes, rather than how to keep our communities mentally well in the first place. Improving and maintaining good mental health for communities is a key priority for councils.
LGA: Lifting local housing allowance rate
“Everyone deserves a decent, secure and affordable home and more needs to be done to protect tenants, including the most vulnerable, from falling into the trap of financial instability. "
LGA responds to STIs report
"Councils want to encourage and help people to improve their sexual health, but with resources already stretched, there is a real risk of waiting times increasing and patient experience deteriorating."
Public health and the Licensing Act 2003
The Licensing Act 2003 (the Act) introduced a modern, integrated scheme, administered by local authorities and covering the retail sale of alcohol, the supply of alcohol, the provision of various forms of entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment.
The focus of the Act is the promotion of the four statutory licensing objectives:
LGA responds to latest alcohol statistics
“These latest figures are another warning of the dangers of regular drinking over a long period of time and the impact this can have on older people."
LGA responds to ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars
"It is good that the Government is planning to bring forward the ban on selling new petrol and diesel cars and the switch to cleaner vehicles."
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