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LGA responds to Social Housing Green Paper
LGA: tourism sector facing jobs "black hole"
LGA launches own green paper as adult social care reaches breaking point
LGA responds to supported housing funding announcement
“This announcement will help address the growing number of people living longer with increasingly complex needs who want to live independent lives in their own homes and communities, rather than being stuck in a hospital bed or unsuitable accommodation."
Rough Sleeping Strategy - briefing
The full document is available from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), as is a new prospectus for the Government’s £50 million Move On Fund.
This green paper is a step towards delivering more social homes but it is only a small step, compared with the huge and immediate need for more genuinely affordable homes
Update on payment for sleep-in shifts in social care: August 2018
The purpose of this briefing is to update councils on latest developments regarding payment of sleep-in shifts in adult social care. Although this briefing focuses on adults, the issue is also relevant to children’s services.
England’s vital tourism sector risks being overwhelmed by record number of visitors and growing skills gaps, council leaders warn today.
LGA responds to a new strategy introduced by the Office for Product Safety and Standards
"The consequences of faulty electrical goods catching fire are devastating, damaging property and in some cases causing loss of life."
Support for care and health leaders
We know local leaders want to help their communities stay healthy and receive the best possible care. Reforming our care and health
system is vital to be able to meet this challenge.
The Local Government Association has today launched a nationwide consultation to kick-start a desperately-needed debate on how to pay for adult social care and rescue the services caring for older and disabled people from collapse.
Two-thirds of plastic in packaging pots and trays is unrecyclable
Manufacturers must scrap the “smorgasboard” of plastics which are used in packaging for key foods so that councils can reduce waste sent to landfill and increase recycling.
LGA responds to Which? broadband speed advertising research
"It is great to see that these tougher standards, called for by the LGA, are leading to improved transparency around the advertising of broadband speeds."
Brexit and local government
Speeding up delivery: Learning from councils enabling timely build-out of high quality housing
Many local authorities across the country are working to speed up the delivery and buildout of housing. This report highlights some distinctive projects and innovative practices that are being used in a number of different development contexts. The main themes of the interventions are highlighted through a series of case studies.
LGA - National Citizen Service funding should be devolved to local youth services
Figures reveal only a small number of eligible youngsters are taking part in the Government’s National Citizen Service (NCS), despite hundreds of millions of pounds of government investment.
LGA responds to Action for Children research on young carers
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to new Action for Children research showing that three-quarters of young carers feel lonely during the summer holidays.
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