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Holocaust Memorial Day
Local buses clocking lowest mileage in decades
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Find out more about the charity established to promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK.
LGA responds to UCL report on children in care with SEND
“This report provides further evidence around the vital importance of inclusive schools and a properly funded SEND system."
NHS Funding Bill, Second reading, House of Commons, Monday 27 January 2020
The NHS does not operate in isolation. The commitment for increased funding for the NHS will only be maximised if there is an equivalent scale of investment in social care, public health and prevention services that both improve people’s health, wellbeing and independence and relieve pressure on frontline NHS services.
LGA responds to Government consultation response to the veterans strategy
“Veterans can face significant barriers to accessing services and tailoring them to meet their needs is vital to ensure they’re not left behind."
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report on emergency dementia admissions
“Every pound invested in council-run services such as social care helps to relieve pressure on other essential services like the NHS, keeping people out of hospital and improving their lives for the better."
LGA responds to OFSTED annual report
Cllr Judith Blake responds to OFSTED's annual report on the overall quality of education and care in England
LGA responds to Action for Children report on youth carers
Cllr Judith Blake responds to the Action for Children report on youth carers feeling lonely and stressed over the Christmas period.
Lives at risk from unlicensed festive lifts, councils warn
Party-goers should avoid using unlicensed cabs and illegal commercial “lifts” offered on social media, which could put their lives at risk, councils urge today in safety guidance issued for the festive season.
LGA responds to the Queen's Speech
“While much of the immediate business for the Government will be around Brexit, it should not delay in delivering a long-term funding solution which secures the future of adult social care, alongside reform of children’s social care."
Brexit - December 2019
As the Withdrawal Agreement Bill passes through Parliament, this briefing highlights the key opportunities and risks for communities and councils in advance of exit day on 31 January 2020.
Queen's Speech: LGA responds to education funding announcement
“The Government’s announcement of an increase in schools budgets by £7.1 billion will help give certainty up to 2023, and an additional £780 million for council high needs budgets to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for next year is good news."
LGA responds to Age UK analysis of unpaid carers aged over 80
“Unpaid caring can be extremely rewarding but we know it can also be a real strain – emotionally, physically and financially, which is why councils are committed to doing all they can to support them."
LGA responds to latest homelessness statistics
“Behind every instance of homelessness lies an individual tragedy and councils want to work with the new government to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place and support those affected.
A whole systems approach to tackling childhood tooth decay
This report contains a whole range of examples of the steps that need to be taken to achieve success. Many of the areas included are places where there have traditionally been high rates of tooth decay, but where signiﬁcant improvements are now being made.
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