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.
7 in 10 councillors have experienced abuse and intimidation in the last year – LGA survey
Seven in 10 councillors reported experiencing abuse and intimidation within the last 12 months, with 1 in 10 experiencing abuse frequently, a new Local Government Association (LGA) Councillor Census reveals today.
The LGA has developed a new peer challenge to help stock-holding councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the charter for social housing residents: social housing white paper.
Sharp rise in children with special needs approaching councils for support
The number of children in England approaching councils for special needs support has increased by almost a quarter in a year, latest figures reveal, with 170 young people now starting support plans each day.
Housing for people with a learning disability or autistic people
Housing arrangements for people with a learning disability and autistic people have come a long way since the 1960s, when people were housed in institutions that kept them apart from the rest of society. This is a result of national government and local authorities working together with people with a learning disability and their families to move towards a system founded on the principle of choice and control, personalised services and independent living.
This analysis is based on financial data reported by councils in the Revenue Outturn (RO) forms, along with a set of assumptions which are considered to drive demand for services and therefore spend on delivering services.
Building Safety Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 2 February 2022
Delivery of the new building safety regime is dependent on council building control and the fire service. The funding to achieve the necessary increase in skills and capacity has not yet been agreed and we are concerned that it may be inadequate. The LGA asks that new funding is administered to councils and fire services to deliver this new work.
Once you have successfully recruited a young person for the Industry Placement position, it is important to ensure the delivery is successful. This will be beneficial for both your council and the young person.
Bulletin 698 contains case reports on unfair dismissal involving vexatious grievances and refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19. It also provides information on amendments to the mandatory vaccination provisions for those deployed in care homes