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.
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.
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.
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.
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."