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What the manifestos say
Next government needs to invest in children's services
Joint open letter on social care
Making Homelessness Strategies Happen
Future Accomodation Needs in Havering
A report was commissioned by Havering’s Joint Commissioning Unit to understand the current needs and pressures across Children and Adults social care services and estimate the future accommodation needs for looked after children, care leavers, and children and adults with disabilities. This case study is part of the LGA's Housing Advisers Programme.
Christmas shoppers warned against dangerous, fake toys
Christmas shoppers are being warned to avoid buying fake and potentially dangerous toys which can contain toxic materials, damage hearing and pose choking or strangulation hazards.
Productivity Experts case studies
LGA responds to Sport England's 'Active Lives Children and Young People' report
“Alongside other partners, councils have also made good progress in improving children’s health, from health visitors supporting new parents to weight management services."
LGA responds to Age UK report on social care delayed transfers of care
“Our own analysis show that thanks to the hard work of councils’ social care teams, the NHS has seen delayed transfers of care attributable to social care fall by more than half a million over the past two years."
LGA responds to Salvation Army report on social care
“We cannot duck this issue as a society any longer. What we need is answers and certainty, now and for the future."
LGA responds to County Council Network SEND funding analysis
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by County Council Network on the special educational needs funding crisis.
Healthy weight, healthy future: making childhood obesity everybody's business, 17 July 2019
LGA responds to written ministerial statement on building safety
"Although it is two years since we raised the need to look at High Pressure Laminate (HPL) with government, five years since an HPL system combined with combustible insulation failed a fire test and 10 years since HPL panels helped spread the fire at Lakanal House where six people died, advice has only just been issued on the level of risk posed by HPL cladding."
LGA responds to latest knife crime figures
“Rising knife crime is causing horrendous destruction and grief in our communities and councils are uncovering some shocking cases of illegal knife sales which risk fuelling this tragic epidemic. Retailers must ask for proof of age if they suspect the buyer is under 25."
Housing Advisers Programme 2019/20 - prospectus
The Housing Advisers Programme is designed to support local authorities deliver a project that helps meet the housing need of their local area. It aims to be simple, flexible, and locally-led.
Find out more about what the programme can offer your council in our prospectus.
Sector-led improvement: our offer of support
The challenges currently facing councils are unprecedented, but sector-led improvement has proven to be a success even in tough times.
LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing crisis
The Local Government Association is launching its third year of the Housing Advisers Programme, an innovative scheme to help councils overcome housing challenges in their local areas, with bids invited from today.
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