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What the manifestos say
Next government needs to invest in children's services
Joint open letter on social care
LGA responds to Sport England's 'Active Lives Children and Young People' report
“Alongside other partners, councils have also made good progress in improving children’s health, from health visitors supporting new parents to weight management services."
LGA responds to Age UK report on social care delayed transfers of care
“Our own analysis show that thanks to the hard work of councils’ social care teams, the NHS has seen delayed transfers of care attributable to social care fall by more than half a million over the past two years."
Working together for effective outcomes from safeguarding concerns - Leeds, 2 December 2019
Leicester City Council - Accommodation options for entrenched rough sleepers
The Local Government Association, on behalf of Leicester City Council commissioned Neil Morland & Co to carry out a review of direct access and housing models for people experiencing street homelessness who decline to engage with support or take-up offers of accommodation. The project was carried out from December 2018 –March 2019.
Newark and Sherwood District Council - Appraisal for development of temporary accommodation
In early 2019, the Local Government Association commissioned Neil Morland & Co Housing Consultants to work with Newark and Sherwood District Council to complete an appraisal for the development of temporary accommodation on an existing site, Seven Hills in Newark.
Local Government Challenge 2020: Meet the contestants
LG Challenge 2020
Councils participate in 24-hour social media celebration showcasing vital local government services
#OurDay highlights how local authorities are keeping valued services running, as well as developing innovative schemes to improve the daily lives for their residents.
Creating resilient place making through culture and heritage in Kirklees
Culturally, change has been driven by the textile industry, which has given rise to a diverse range of communities and music, an innovative reputation and a strong global brand. Kirklees is a real example of a place where business drives cultural activity.
LGA responds to RAC Foundation report on parking income
“Councils are on the side of motorists and shoppers when setting parking policies, which aim to make sure that there are spaces available for residents, high streets are kept vibrant and traffic is kept moving."
Civility in Public Life - London, 16 December 2019
Expectations of governing boards and school leaders
Local flood risk management
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