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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
Community wellbeing resource
Rethinking Health Provision | Delivery of Sexual Health Services in Leicester
Working collaboratively to deliver improved services in the heart of Leicester, through the development of a new sexual health service centre. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.
Procedures for referrals of homeless applicants to another local authority
Referrals are discretionary only. Housing authorities are not required to make inquiries as to whether, for example, an applicant has a local connection with another district and, where they decide to do so, there is no requirement to refer applicants to another authority if the conditions for referral are met. Authorities may have a policy about how they may exercise their discretion. However, they cannot decide in advance that a referral will be made in all cases where an applicant may, for example, have a local connection with another district.
Greater Manchester: housing joint venture
Development figures for 2018/19 as a partnership have been 2841 planning consents, 2145 starts on site and 1920 completions. It is hoped that the joint venture will contribute 500 homes a year to this total.
Gateshead Council: housing and regeneration joint venture
The project has allowed the regeneration of urban brownfield sites. The Council consistently relied on government funding to facilitate development of challenging urban brownfield sites for the last thirty years. This new joint venture model removed the need for government subsidy.
Eastleigh Borough Council: bringing skills and assets together to build in partnership
The partnership came from Eastleigh having an appetite to deliver new housing and having access to land and finance but without a development and housing management capability.
Wakefield Council: Bridge Homes
The decision for Wakefield Council and WDH to join forces was a natural one. Wakefield Council has set a very challenging target in its Local Plan and WDH has a wealth of experience and expertise in developing new homes.
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