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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

Reforming the Mental Health Act white paper 2021

The Government published the Reforming the Mental Health Act white paper in August 2021, which sets out proposed changes to the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and wider reforms of policy and practice around it. This briefing summarises the key points of the white paper with regard to people with a learning disability and autistic people.

Reforming the Mental Health Act white paper 2021

Climate Adaptation Toolkit webinar, 20 January 2022

A free climate adaptation toolkit for local authorities has being launched, which aims to give a supportive framework to enable you to develop risk assessments and adaptation pathways, by providing a bridge to technical information already available. Here are the presentation slides from the webinar which explained the toolkit and how to use it.

Climate Adaptation Toolkit webinar, 20 January 2022

Public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty and Omicron pressures

Drug and alcohol treatment, tackling obesity and health visiting are among the vital frontline services at risk of being cut back or closing altogether, unless government urgently sets out public health funding for the next year.

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Public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty and Omicron pressures

LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report into Project Gigabit

"Councils have a vital role to play helping to improve local communities’ connectivity. During the pandemic, communities have been reliant on having a fast and reliable broadband connection to support home working, access to services and to keep friends and family in touch."

LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report into Project Gigabit