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LGA responds to Government heritage preservation campaign
“While this funding is a positive step for local authorities, alongside other recent investments in culture and heritage, it is vital that councils have the long-term, sustainable funding to protect and unlock the value of heritage sites for their communities.”
LGA responds to National Academy for Social Prescribing launch
“The greatest impact for our communities can be achieved through locally-led targeted interventions and local facilities – museums, libraries, leisure centres and parks – which have a major role to play in helping their communities become creative and physically active."
LGA responds to the Education Select Committee report on SEND
“Extra funding for SEND services next year is recognition of these pressures and will help councils in meeting demand for support next year, but we agree with the Committee that system reform is necessary alongside additional funding."
LGA responds to NHS digital report into rising social care requests
“Urgent action is necessary to secure social care and support over the long-term. The Government’s proposals on the future of adult social care brought forward in the Queen’s Speech need to be substantive and must be brought forward as soon as possible."
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on gambling addiction
“In addition to introducing new legislation, the Government should ensure councils have the resources they need to provide appropriate education and support to parents, schools and across the wider children’s workforce.”
LGA responds to RNIB report on education for blind children
“This report provides further evidence of the immense pressures councils continue to face in supporting children who are blind or visually impaired as well as other pupils with special educational needs and disabilities."
LGA responds to Health Foundation report on young people's future health
“We support the call for a joined-up, whole government approach which addresses the fragmented funding streams and helps councils to create communities in which young people thrive."
LGA responds to Secretary of State for Education announcement on adoption
Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board Cllr Judith Blake, responds to an announcement by the Secretary of State for Education about reforms to the Adoption Support Fund.
LGA responds to Ofsted report on home education
“We share Ofsted’s concerns that an increasing number of families of children with complex needs are being encouraged to educate their children at home."
LGA responds to CQC State of Care report
“This report shows that despite severe funding pressures, quality ratings across social care have been maintained overall, with 84 per cent of providers now rated as good or outstanding, up from 82 per cent last year."
Tackling Anti-social Behaviour, 15 October 2019, London
LGA responds to loneliness fund
“Councils are ideally placed to lead on social prescribing and tackling loneliness in partnership with voluntary sector organisations, and this funding will help them deliver these vital services."
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