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LGA responds to General Election result
LGA responds to High Court business rates ruling
Civility in Public Life - London, 16 December 2019
LGA response to consultation on sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats
We have followed the consultation in referring to sprinklers. However guidance and standards need to allow for the development of other automatic fire suppression system technologies.
LGA responds to General Election result
“Councils look forward to working with the new government to help deliver on the key issues and opportunities which lie ahead and on our shared ambitions for our communities."
Chief executives' 'must know' for children's services
This publication has been shaped by chief executives who are either former directors of children’s services or for other reasons have been closely associated with leading improvement journeys in council children’s services.
Towards the routine commissioning of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
Local government has played a key role in helping reduce the number of new diagnoses of HIV – and the roll-out of PrEP in 2020 could help us reduce infection further.
Council Housing Development Programme - Derbyshire Dales District Council
Altair provided strategic support to the council through the development of a business case for the council to help meet one of its key corporate objectives – to identify and deliver new affordable housing sites and improve housing for vulnerable people – through the direct delivery of new council homes on available council land and through pursuing section 106 opportunities.
Housing support services for the elderly - Newcastle City Council
The Housing LIN worked with Your Homes Newcastle to develop an evidence base in relation to the future requirements and expectations of older people for housing and support services.
Improving transition from children to adult mental health services
For the LGA, good mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults is an absolute priority. Councils have responsibilities for children’s mental health through their children’s and public health services, as well as their role on health and wellbeing boards and as local system leaders.
LGA responds to social prescribing research
“Locally-led, targeted interventions and facilities, such as museums, libraries, leisure centres and parks, have a major role to play in helping communities to become creative and physically active."
Local Government Challenge 2020: Meet the contestants
LG Challenge 2020
Councils participate in 24-hour social media celebration showcasing vital local government services
#OurDay highlights how local authorities are keeping valued services running, as well as developing innovative schemes to improve the daily lives for their residents.
Creating resilient place making through culture and heritage in Kirklees
Culturally, change has been driven by the textile industry, which has given rise to a diverse range of communities and music, an innovative reputation and a strong global brand. Kirklees is a real example of a place where business drives cultural activity.
LGA responds to RAC Foundation report on parking income
“Councils are on the side of motorists and shoppers when setting parking policies, which aim to make sure that there are spaces available for residents, high streets are kept vibrant and traffic is kept moving."
Expectations of governing boards and school leaders
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