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LGA responds to funding announced for domestic abuse refuge services
“With long-term, sustainable funding, councils can work with the Government and partners to further safeguard individuals and families from the physical and psychological harm of domestic abuse and prevent it happening in the first place.”
Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework Project Summary Report 2018/19
The Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework (MSPOF) was developed to provide a means of promoting and measuring practice that supports an outcomes focus and person led approach to safeguarding adults.
LGA responds to announcement of Hearts for the Arts award winners
Despite rising demand for services and central government funding reductions, councils continue to be the biggest investors in culture, bringing communities across the country together.
Employment law training, 13 February 2020
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Environment Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 26 February 2020
We have some concerns about the implementation of certain provisions within the Bill, and the new burdens that will be imposed on councils as a result. A key example is the expected increased burden on planning departments. Local government will need to acquire new skills and be given the appropriate resources, to deliver on the ambitious plans in the Bill.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus COVID-19.
PrEP: Fully fund councils to avoid stalled roll out of anti-HIV drug
The cost of providing a breakthrough drug which could lead to the end of HIV nationwide needs to be fully funded before its roll out by councils across the country, or many will be at risk of being unable to afford to deliver it, the Local Government Association warns today.
No child left behind: Cheltenham Borough Council’s year of action
To raise awareness about child poverty, Cheltenham Borough Council coordinated a year of action together with local charities and businesses.
LGA responds to Air Team report on air pollution
Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s environment spokesman, responds to a report by the Air Team, which found more than a quarter of children’s sports grounds analysed in five UK cities have dangerous air pollution.
LGA responds to Care England report on social care fees
“People of all ages should be able to live the lives they want to lead and councils are committed to doing all they can to make this happen."
Information and support on climate change action for councils.
Motion relating to Local Government Finance Report 2020/21
The Local Government Finance Settlement is the annual determination of funding to local government from central government. The provisional Settlement for 2020/21 was published on 20 December 2019.
Winter weather survey 2019
The Winter Weather Survey 2019 was conducted in October 2019 to gather information about local authorities’ plans and preparations in case of severe weather, to help the LGA’s lobbying of central government and to highlight the scale of authorities’ efforts.
Storm Ciara: councils work round-the-clock to repair damage
Council staff are working flat out round-the-clock repairing the damage caused by Storm Ciara.
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