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Rising demand heaping pressure on children's social care
More than a million homes with planning permission not yet built
Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to Coram Family and Childcare Survey
“Recent uplifts to the funding rate for providers are helpful, but for many this will fail to cover increasing running costs such as the higher minimum wage."
School exclusions, House of Commons, 26 February 2020
The LGA has raised concerns that councils do not currently have the powers to fulfil their duties to ensure home schooled children are receiving a suitable education. In particular, this is because they have no powers to enter homes or to see children to satisfy themselves that this is the case.
LGA responds to Citizens Advice report into debt collection
"Anyone having trouble paying their council bills should get in touch with their local authority for financial help and advice as soon as possible.”
LGA responds to Marmot Review: 10 years on report
“Councils want to work with government on closing this gap by focusing on the social causes of ill-health, such as early years development, education and employment opportunities and improving services for older people."
LGA responds to Cancer Research UK report on 2030 smokefree target
Responding to a new report by Cancer Research UK about how England is not expected to become smokefree until 2037, seven years behind the Government’s target, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
Debate on energy efficiency measures in buildings to achieve net zero, House of Commons, 26 February 2020
We support the intention of the Government’s proposals to future-proof new build homes with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency. The Government’s manifesto commitment for a £3.8 billion capital Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund is positive. We look forward to working with the Government to ensure effective implementation.
Opposition Day Debate: Social Care, House of Commons, 25 February 2020
The underfunding of adult social care and support sector is impacting on the quality of life of people who have care and support needs. It is also creating a fragile provider market, putting workforce and unpaid family carers under further strain, creating unmet and under-met need and impacting on social care’s ability to help mitigate demand pressures on the NHS.
Housing backlog – more than a million homes with planning permission not yet built
More than a million homes granted planning permission in the past decade have not yet been built, according to new analysis by the Local Government Association.
LGA responds to State of Health Visiting Survey
"Working with government and the NHS, councils want to protect our world class health visiting service by attracting, training and keeping new essential workers."
February 2020: Do you have a “Martini” approach to smart working?
Naomi Cooke, Head of Workforce, explores what is needed for local government to truly get the benefits from smart working.
LGA responds to immigration points-based system announcement
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Government’s plan for a points-based immigration system.
EU exit: Community engagement
Guidance for local authorities on the ways in which they can understand, engage and reassure their communities in following departure from the EU.
LGA responds to Young Carers research
“Councils across the country work hard to make sure they are able to access the support they need while continuing to enjoy their childhoods and fulfil their full potential."
Home Office EU Settlement Scheme
Local Authorities Toolkit This toolkit equips you with the right materials and information to support EU citizens to apply to stay in the UK
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