Babergh and Mid Suffolk used the National Tree Map to establish tree canopy cover across both predominantly rural districts, allowing them to understand tree cover to ward level and spatially, along with the value of benefits trees provide us with.
The LGA has long supported joining up services across place in order to meet the needs of a society with increasingly chronic and complex health and care needs. Integrated care has developed significantly since the implementation of the Better Care Fund in 2013 which required the NHS and local government to create a local single pooled budget.
Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 18 November 2022
The LGA wants to see a locally-led fully funded oversight and enforcement regime for exempt accommodation within a strengthened national regulatory framework. This should include a requirement for all exempt accommodation providers to be Registered Providers. This will ensure that councils’ responses can be tailored to the challenges they face and the contexts of local housing markets and demand.
“Councils want to work with central government to develop a long-term strategy to deliver critical local services and growth more effectively. Alongside certainty of funding and greater investment, this also needs wider devolution where local leaders have greater freedom from central government to take decisions on how to provide vital services in their communities.”