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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on local government finance
Councils save more than £100 million through LGA sector-led improvement
#CouncilsCan: Spending Round 2019
Devolve powers and funding to get more young people into work, LGA says as NEET numbers rise
“With more than 790,000 young people not in education, employment or training it is vital that more young people have the opportunities to increase their skills and retrain, so we can drive up productivity and start to close local skills gaps."
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner Report on homeless children
With homelessness services facing a £159 million funding gap next year (2020/21), the Government needs to use the upcoming Spending Round to ensure councils have long-term sustainable funding to prevent homelessness, and give councils the tools they need to resume their historic role of building homes with the right infrastructure that the country needs.
“The Committee is right to recognise our call for securing the sustainability of local services to be the Government’s top priority."
LGA responds to London Councils report on adult social care
"If councils are to continue helping people who rely on vital care and support to lead the lives they want to lead, they need funding certainty for both the immediate and long-term."
The Local Government Association’s sector-led improvement (SLI) offer has helped councils save more than £100 million over the past year
Watford Borough Council: housing supply joint venture
The primary purposes of the partnership are to encourage housing supply, particularly social housing, and to advance the objectives of the Council and Watford Community Homes.
Blaby District Council: delivering affordable housing through joint working with emh group
The group has developed 439 affordable homes in the district across a range of tenures since 2008.
LGA responds to PM NHS funding announcement
Responding to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that the NHS will receive a cash injection of £1.8 billion, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
”While is important that the NHS is adequately funded, it is clear that there cannot be a sustainable health service without a sustainable adult social care system.
'Tombstoning' youngsters risk leaping to their deaths, councils and fire chiefs warn
“Tombstoning is extremely dangerous and anyone doing it is dicing with death or risks ending up with life-changing or serious injuries"
LGA responds to no-deal Brexit preparations announcement
Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Brexit Taskforce, Cllr Kevin Bentley, said:
Liverpool City Council: The Standards for employers of public health teams in England as guidance and reflection tool
Liverpool City Council’s public health team used the Standards widely to assess, guide and support their work across the five areas covered by the Standards.
Durham County Council: Using the Standards to help inform the re-structure of a public health team
Durham County Council’s public health team went through the review and re-structure process in 2017. The team transitioned from the NHS to the council in 2013 and the review was needed to help the team be more embedded within the council.
Redbridge Council: Using the Standards as part of a re-structure process and HR processes
The public health team at Redbridge Council used the Standards as part of their re-structure process and in managing staff performance. The team also have plans to embed the Standards across the council more widely.
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