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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.
LGA response to the Arts England Council draft strategy 2020-2030
Arts Council England (ACE) plays a crucial role in funding and supporting cultural activity at a local level, including acting as the development agency for public libraries and museums. This consultation on ACE’s 10-year strategy for 2020-2030 offers a key opportunity for councils and ACE to collaborate on a joint vision for creative and culturally accessible communities.
Tackling modern slavery: council case studies
The case studies in this document build on the detailed guidance we published in 2017, and on the modern slavery workshops which we have held around the country.
Councillor guide to tackling modern slavery
This guidance is targeted specifically at councillors, and highlights the specific role that individual councillors can play in raising awareness of the issue and embedding work to tackle slavery within councils.
LGA responds to new Domestic Abuse Commissioner announcement
“Our ambition must be to reduce the number of victims, with greater investment in early intervention and prevention schemes, including in perpetrator programmes, that help stop domestic abuse happening in the first place."
LGA responds to latest homelessness statistics
Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, Cllr David Renard, responds to the latest homelessness statistics showing the number of households living in temporary accommodation.
LGA responds to Homes for Later Living report
The Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, Cllr David Renard, responds to a report by Homes for Later Living, which claims poor housing is set to contribute to almost one million more older people suffering falls-related injuries.
LGA Response to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: call for evidence July 2019
We are not commenting on any feature other than the use of the FSO in relation to multi-occupancy high-rise buildings. Our responses contained below.
LGA responds to Money Advice Trust report on use of bailiffs
“Anyone having trouble paying their council bills should get in touch with their local authority for financial help and advice.”
LGA: Expand £210m NHS nurses’ training fund to include public health workers
Public health nurses working for or on behalf of councils help to deliver the Healthy Child Programme, providing vital early support to children and young families in the first few years of life, among many other crucial roles.
LGA response to MHCLG consultation on Building a Safer Future
Proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system - July 2019. The fire at Grenfell Tower exposed systemic failures in the building regulation system. It is right that we seek to correct these failures, to prevent a fire like the one at Grenfell tower from ever occurring again.
LGA responds to National Audit Office's SEND report
Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Judith Blake, responds to a report by the National Audit Office on the need to review the education of children with special educational needs.
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