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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
Dorset Council: getting providers working as one
Dorset Council has got its providers working collaboratively, resulting in less fragmentation, improved services for patients and greater emphasis on prevention. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.
LG Challenge 2019
Buckinghamshire County Council: playing a key role in child sexual exploitation Tourism and economic growth
The public health team at Buckinghamshire County Council has worked with multiple partners to help tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE). It has involved training for staff and a project with community pharmacists to help them spot those at risk when they come in for emergency hormonal contraception (EHC). This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.
Blackpool Council: the benefits of sharing good practice
Blackpool Council has worked with neighbouring areas to share good practice when it comes to sexual health services. It has helped the council improve and develop the way it provides support. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.
LG Challenge 2019 - the final
LG Challenge 2019 - challenge five
LG Challenge 2019 - challenge four
LG Challenge 2019 - challenge three
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