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Holocaust Memorial Day
Local buses clocking lowest mileage in decades
Special Educational Needs and Disability Funding, House of Commons, 29 January 2020
Councils are continuing to tell us that pressures on the High Needs funding block is one of the most serious financial challenges that they are currently dealing with and we are calling on the Government to provide councils with long-term certainty on levels of high needs funding.
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."
East Hampshire District Council - Energising the new town centre
Consumer habits and retail trends are changing at an unprecedented rate, which poses a lot of challenges for town centres and high streets across the country. Despite these challenges councils across the country are eager to regenerate them and make them thriving community and economic hubs.
LGA survey: £250 million a year lost through business tax avoidance
Business rates avoidance is costing local services an estimated £250 million a year.
LGA responds to EPI report on Early Years workforce
“This report echoes our concerns that the recruitment and retention of suitably qualified childcare practitioners is becoming increasingly difficult largely due to low wages and poor career progression."
Preventing Youth Homelessness by Design – 16 January 2020
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LGA responds to rise in knife offences dealt with by courts
“Rising knife crime is causing horrendous destruction and grief in our communities and councils are uncovering some shocking cases of illegal knife sales which risk fuelling this tragic epidemic. Retailers must ask for proof of age if they suspect the buyer is under 25."
LGA responds to new government advice to councils on adoption practices
"We urge the Government to also consider investing in the recruitment and support of foster carers to make sure that we have the most suitable placements available for all children."
Centralised skills system could leave six million people behind by 2030
Six million people in England risk being without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2030, new research for the Local Government Association suggests today.
Harrow Council: co-located all age disability service for social care, education and health
A new integrated adult Community Learning Disability (LD) Team has been uniquely co-located with children’s social care and education services in purpose-designed premises to improve outcomes for residents of all ages with disabilities.
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