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What the manifestos say
Next government needs to invest in children's services
Joint open letter on social care
Torbay Council supporting the elderly through housing
LGA housing adviser funding secured Housing LIN consultants to carry out qualitative research on the housing aspirations of older people in Torbay.
Making Homelessness Strategies Happen
Making the most of our Private Rented Sector to tackle homelessness
Nottingham City Council wanted to explore how they could further utilise the private rented sector to discharge their homelessness prevention and relief duties. This case study is part of the LGA's Housing Advisers Programme.
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
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.
LGA responds to HCLG committee waste strategy letter to minister
“Ultimately, if councils are to improve recycling rates, the new Prime Minister needs to use the Spending Review to address the £8 billion funding gap councils in England face by 2025.”
Children’s social work health check survey 2018 - report of findings, November 2018
This report presents the findings from the childrens' services survey which provides a snap shot of continuous improvement locally, regionally and nationally.
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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.