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Queen's Speech: our seven-point plan to boost public services
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Local government social care data standards and interoperability
Around the country many councils are working with people, providers of care, the voluntary and community sector and health partners to ensure that information is shared, and people’s needs met. In this paper you will read examples of where councils and other partners are working together to make this happen.
LGA sets out Queen's Speech seven-point plan to boost public services
The Queen’s Speech needs to reignite the devolution process to ensure all parts of England reap the benefits of having greater powers and funding to improve services such as housing, transport, and health and social care.
LGA responds to New Economics Foundation research on affordable homes
“Lifting the housing borrowing cap was a big step forward, but we now need the Government to go further in the Queen’s Speech by devolving Right to Buy so councils retain 100 per cent of their receipts to reinvest in building new homes, and can set discounts locally.”
Information sharing and interoperability in social care
LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of social care complaints
“Extra funding for social care next year will help councils as they strive to ensure older and disabled people can live the lives they want to lead."
LGA responds to independent age report on free personal care for older people
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an Independent Age report calling for free personal care for older people.
Active Herts is a research led and independently evaluated project which uses evidence-based behaviour change techniques to support inactive adults to increase their physical activity levels.
LGA responds to APPG inquiry into missing children
“Funding pressures alongside soaring demand for care are preventing councils from investing in the accommodation and support options at the level they need in order to provide the best and most appropriate help for all children and young people."
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Strategic Housing Delivery | The West of England Joint Assets Board
Region: South West
Theme: OPE Housing
Bus journeys fall by more than 300 million in five years
“The continuing decline in bus journeys emphasises the need to protect bus services and for councils to be able to invest in funding subsidised routes."
Alternative Business Rates Retention Illustrative Model
Behavioural Insights Programme 2019/20
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.