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Housing Advisers Programme
Growing places: building local public services for the future
Grenfell Tower: information for local authorities
LGA responds to Ipsos MORI report on unmet needs in social care
“Adult social care is at a tipping point. The huge financial pressures councils are under means they are barely managing to provide the care services that support those in greatest need."
Response to family and childcare trust survey on holiday childcare costs
“From September, working families will be eligible for 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds per week during term time, but some providers may choose to stretch this provision across the full year where there is demand and capacity to do so, which will help families of young children with holiday childcare costs."
LGA calls for ‘urgent and immediate’ building regulation review
"We cannot wait for the result of the public inquiry or coroner’s report before this review is started. We have to act based on what we know now, while being prepared to revisit the building regulations again in the future if any additional lessons need to be learned."
LGA responds to MENCAP care crisis warning
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the warning by the Royal Mencap Society that the survival of care providers is at risk due to a dispute over sleep-in pay for carers.
LGA responds to Which? report on product safety and recall system
Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Boardresponds to a report by Which? on the UK’s product safety and recall system.
Debate on the experience of new refugees in the UK - 19 July 2017
Local authorities are the primary point of engagement for identifying where refugees are to be resettled, and lead on work with local partners and communities to help families settle into their new homes.
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