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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."
Sixteen to 17 year olds in unregulated accommodation, House of Commons, 15 October 2019
We are concerned by recent reports around some unregulated provision, in particular increasing issues about the vulnerability of young people in unregulated accommodation to organised crime, including county lines.
Queen's Speech: LGA responds to Devolution White Paper
“It is encouraging that today’s Queen’s Speech has signalled a renewed energy in favour of English devolution."
One Public Estate: BPF Futures Challenge
A competition to bring new life to UK high streets.
Commercial skills for officer alumni, 14 October 2019
Norfolk County Council: Our council, our voice 2019 staff survey
Norfolk CC implemented a staff engagement survey with an underpinning research base, to understand the unique selling point for working in the public sector.
LGA response to the Consultation on a new deal for renting: resetting the balance of rights and responsibilities between landlords and tenants - October 2019
The LGA’s view is that the best way to increase housing security is to address the unaffordability of housing, which is a key reason why many people lose their tenancy and become homeless.
LGA response to the Consultation on rogue landlord database reform - September 2019
The Local Government Association is supportive of proposals to widen access to the national rogue landlord database to tenants and prospective tenants. We are also supportive of expanding the scope of offences leading to entries on the database.
LGA responds to £250 million investment in cultural infrastructure
“This funding will help libraries and museums to adapt, reach even wider audiences, and continue their roles at the heart of the community."
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