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Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

​​​​​​​The Local Government Association is launching a new peer challenge to support stock-owning councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the Government’s social housing white paper and recently published Social Housing Regulation Bill.

Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

Debate on the effectiveness of the Government’s Education Catch-Up and Mental Health Recovery Programmes, House of Commons, 3 February 2022

Councils have a vital role in supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing and ensuring they have the support they need to thrive. We are calling for a cross-Whitehall strategy that puts children and young people at the heart of recovery.

Debate on the effectiveness of the Government’s Education Catch-Up and Mental Health Recovery Programmes, House of Commons, 3 February 2022

LGA responds to Maternal Mental Health Alliance report

Commenting on research undertaken by the London School of Economics (LSE)  and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance about increasing access to perinatal mental health care, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board said:

LGA responds to Maternal Mental Health Alliance report

Central Bedfordshire Council: Bespoke advice and support package for businesses

Central Bedfordshire Council’s dedicated Business and Investment team offers bespoke advice and support to attract new businesses to relocate to the area. Underpinning this approach is the delivery of a holistic support service to help ensure businesses have easy access to a range of services to support their needs. This includes advice regarding commercial property, planning applications and skills needs for their workforce. In doing so, the council utilises a place-based and partnership approach to promote the location as an area for people, to live, work and invest in.

Central Bedfordshire Council: Bespoke advice and support package for businesses