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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."
LGA responds to Intergenerational Mixing Report
"With the right powers and funding, councils can work with their residents of all ages, to help create places where people want to live and extra opportunities to bring communities together.”
LGA announces Behavioural Insights Programme has awarded funding to eight councils
In last year’s LGA-funded trial, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council increased the uptake of assistive technology by 27 per cent.
Successful Return to Social Work campaign reignited
The LGA has teamed up with the Government Equalities Office to reignite the Return to Social Work programme following its success in 2017.
Encouraging channel shift through digital take up
Allerdale Borough Council is a small borough council with big ambitions. What we do, we do well but we need to do it more effectively and at a lower cost.
Bigger fly-tipping fines needed as offences soar 50 per cent
Tougher sentences are needed to deter fly-tipping, which latest figures shows costs councils £58 million a year to clear up.
LGA responds to new funding to crackdown on criminal landlords
“Councils want to work with the Government to raise standards in the private rented sector, and could do more if they were given the right tools, like greater freedom to establish local licensing schemes for landlords.”
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: October 2019
This report outlines the twenty third set of results in a series of regular LGA public polls on resident satisfaction with local councils, conducted every four months.
Hertfordshire County Council - Scam prevention campaign
Hertfordshire County Council’s powerful scam prevention campaign used a single story to highlight a common problem. Their campaign was awarded a bronze award at the 2019 Public Service Communications Excellence Awards.
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